July 1, 1989 |
Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens (R-Ohio) was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and fined $500 for having sex with a 16-year-old girl last year. "This court is particularly struck by the unwillingness of the defendant to recognize that he was not the victim," Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge Ronald Solove said, adding that he could not excuse Lukens' contention that he was "somehow seduced by a child."
April 27, 1993 |
Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-Ohio), ended a 22-day fast, saying he had refocused the attention of the government and the nation on hunger. Hall abandoned his water-only fast after Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy announced that his department would hold a national conference and a series of regional forums on the issue. Hall said that news plus the World Bank's announcement last week that it would hold hunger summits, and public response to his fast, convinced him he had gotten his message across.
February 14, 2001 |
Gov. Robert A. Taft was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, a day after he underwent surgery to remove a small, noncancerous tumor in a salivary gland below his left ear. Taft, 59, will resume work on a part-time basis today, spokesman Kevin Kellems said.
November 1, 1999 |
The bloodshot eyes? He had been working for 10 hours straight. The wobbly walk? Bad knees, that's all. The flunked coordination test? Cataracts, acting up again. John Boddie, a big man in a worn flannel shirt, ran through his explanations fast. The judge listened, sympathetic. But he had other evidence to consider: The slurred speech. A brewery odor. The wildly weaving Ford. Boddie could not explain them away. And so, the judge said: "I've come to the conclusion that you're guilty."
February 1, 1994 |
Democrat Joel Hyatt began his U.S. Senate campaign, undaunted that he could be hurt by the movie "Philadelphia," which has brought attention to his firm's firing of an AIDS-infected lawyer. Hyatt is seeking to replace his father-in-law, Democratic Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum, who is retiring. The film was inspired by dozens of cases, including one involving Hyatt's firm, the film's publicist said.
March 16, 1996 |
Former Ohio Rep. Donald E. "Buz" Lukens was convicted Friday of taking $15,000 in bribes from the operators of a trade school while he was a congressman. The U.S. District Court jury deliberated for just one hour before reaching the verdict. Sentencing was set for June 10. Lukens said he had no comment. His lawyer, Harvey Volzer, promised to appeal.