October 26, 2011 |
After refusing to comment on a controversial effort by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to limit public employees' collective bargaining rights, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday delivered an enthusiastic endorsement of the measure. “I'm sorry if I created any confusion,” Romney said Wednesday at a campaign event outside a GOP office in Fairfax, Va. “I fully support Gov. Kasich's - I think it's called Question 2, in Ohio - fully support that.” He later added that he is “110% behind” the measure.
October 25, 2011 |
Opposition to the Ohio law that limits the power of public employee unions has grown substantially in recent weeks, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, offering a ray of hope to Democrats and their allies in organized labor as the presidential race heats up. According to the poll, 57% of those surveyed said they would repeal the measure, known as a Senate Bill 5, while 32% said they would keep it. The difference between the...
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."
September 2, 1999 |
Police started ticketing people in this Cleveland suburb Wednesday for using hand-held cell phones while driving, a violation of a new law believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Police had been issuing warnings rather than tickets since the ordinance's passage in March. But on Wednesday, police handed out several tickets during the day.
March 24, 1998 |
In its first look at a ban on so-called "partial-birth abortions," the Supreme Court on Monday rejected Ohio's effort to limit how doctors perform some late-term abortions. By a 6-3 vote, the justices refused to hear the state's appeal of two lower court decisions striking down its law. The Ohio measure, the nation's first such law, made it a crime for a doctor to "insert a suction device into the skull of a fetus" so as to shrink its head and thereby safely remove the body from the mother.
April 3, 1997 |
If you're among the viewers who stumbled onto certain congressional hearings on C-Span recently and felt your stomach turn, you're right where abortion foe Janet Folger wants you. She thinks your conscience may turn next. Then, perhaps, your vote. Supporters of abortion rights see Congress' "partial-birth abortion" debate as a blatant attempt to undermine the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which established a woman's right to decide the fate of the fetus developing in her womb.