November 8, 2008 |
The governor placed an agency director on paid administrative leave, saying a state computer or state e-mail account may have been used to assist in political fundraising. Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the department of job and family services, had been questioned over records checks made on "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher during the presidential campaign. But a spokesman for Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, said that was not the reason she was put on leave. Jones-Kelley could not be reached for comment.
May 6, 2008 |
Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal and an affair with a subordinate. Gov. Ted Strickland told reporters that Democrats would begin drafting an impeachment resolution against Atty. Gen. Marc Dann right away. Republican House Speaker Jon Husted said that his chamber was reviewing the process. A probe uncovered inappropriate staff-subordinate relationships, heavy drinking, and harassing and threatening behavior by a supervisor.
October 11, 2008 |
Lawyers for an Ohio death row inmate who unsuccessfully argued that his obesity prevents humane lethal injection filed an appeal Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution, planned for next week. The Ohio public defender's office filed the application on behalf of Richard Cooey a few hours after Gov. Ted Strickland declined clemency. Cooey, 41, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing two University of Akron students in 1986. The Ohio Supreme Court and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Cooey's requests for a stay of execution.
October 30, 2010 |
Former President Bill Clinton campaigned in Ohio on Saturday, part of a last-minute push by Democrats to capture a state that has been traditionally important to the presidential aspirations of both parties. As he has throughout this midterm campaign season, Clinton slammed Republicans and compared their economic policies during the recession to his administration's positive efforts. "Their deal sounds good but it doesn't work," Clinton said. With just days to go before Tuesday's election, this weekend is whirlwind of stops, rallies and meet-and-greets as Democrats try to energize their base and Republicans continue their push to win the House and Senate.
August 24, 1998 |
Sandwiched between a high school marching band and a church van, Democratic Rep. Ted Strickland had to move too fast along the parade route Saturday to engage in much meaningful conversation with his constituents. With his Ford Explorer rolling along beside him, and a rooftop speaker blaring patriotic tunes, he counted on handshakes and waves, and a batch of "Ted Strickland for Congress" signs, to make his pitch for him in this town of 11,000 people.
August 19, 2010 |
Two years after scoring a decisive win in the seesawing political environment for which Ohio is famous, President Obama returned Wednesday to an altered landscape, where Democratic fortunes are seemingly tipping back the other way. A fierce battleground in the last three presidential elections, Ohio was good to Democrats in 2008, not only handing the president a victory over John McCain but helping House candidates capture traditional Republican strongholds...