OHIO COVERAGE

 

MARCH 2007
States could opt out of 'No Child' Bill facing an uphill battle
Regula losing clout?
Following federal money trail a snap
Regula joins Dems on sewer matters
THOMAS tool can help track Congress
Lioi confirmed as federal judge
Union bill passed despite no vote from Regula
Ohio Guard more ready than many other units
High court hears faith-based case

FEBRUARY 2007
Faith-based court case has wider implications
Ex-Ney aide pleads in bribery scheme
Ohio National Guard expecting to send more troops to Iraq
Senate is next stop for Iraq resolution
At odds over troop surge
Dems may try to cut off funds for troop surge
Lioi nomination heads to full Senate
Regula opponent withdraws from race
Ney must report to minimum-security prison by March 1
Longer day, more learning for students?
Space seeks money for Appalachia - Dover Democrat adds energy grants to legislation
Regula backs Romney's bid for president
Budget’s influence on Stark
Dem 'earmark' ban halts Regula projects
Ney's wife remained on payroll - Convicted lawmaker may be on way to jail

JANUARY 2007
Area residents join anti-war protesters in Washington
Democrats, unpopular war doom his domestic agenda
Convicted lawmakers would lose pensions
Ohio lawmakers offer praise, criticism of speech
Ney to be sentenced today
Voinovich to oppose surge in soldiers going to Iraq
'A significant and serious abuse of the public trust' - Former congressman Ney gets 30 months in prison
Space, Regula districts to get federal technology money
Voinovich pushes health-care bill that would rely on states
Voinovich introducing plan to increase health insurance
Regula approved to lead panel
House could lift ban on drug negotiations
Ohio’s Space pushes stem cells in House
Regula, Space disagree on Bush's new plan for Iraq
Regula set to get new, less powerful financial post
Speech doesn't answer fundamental questions
Zack Space on House Agriculture Committee
Bush renominates Lioi
Congressman Space takes lead on ethics changes
Regula still wants to join D.C. to Maryland
Washington says goodbye

DECEMBER 2006
Partisan squabble keeps Lioi waiting for confirmatio
Students should lock in college loans early
Dems plan to cut student loan cost
Cleaner Stark air may help attract industry to area
Democrats claim Regula vulnerable
Space chosen for transportation committee post
Marine Pvt. Heath D. Warner buried at Arlington
Partisan squabble keeps Lioi waiting for confirmation
Ryan could join Regula on appropriations committee
Space faces tougher road than hero JFK

NOVEMBER 2006
Regula open to drug negotiation, wants seniors to have choice
Regula, Pelosi keep friendship
Brown to seek common ground
Brown first Ohio Dem senator since Glenn
Padgett, Space campaign in race to replace
U.S. Senate candidates hunt for supporters
Padgett loses support as poll favors Space
Many differences separate Rep. Regula, novice foe

OCTOBER 2006
DeWine, Brown square off in high-profile race for Senate
Many differences separate Rep. Regula, novice foe
Race for 18th district has national implications
Voter ID check at polls will be key change
Experts debate Ohio election outcome
Space sees need for change; Padgett stresses experience
Feds take control of Republic Storage pensions
State voters could decide the new look of Congress
 Ney says he’ll resign: Lawmaker pleads guilty to corruption
Ney will collect $29,000 pension
Poll shows Space ahead of Padgett
Regula, Strickland weigh in on scandal
DeWine, Brown debate on Iraq, own records

SEPTEMBER 2006
Mansfield Guard role unclear
Lioi nomination gets key OK
Orrville power plant chosen for federal clean-coal project
Regula: Ney should ask constituents what to do
Embattled representative steps down from two committee posts Monday
Regula teams up with Mary Tyler Moore, others to help start health-care magazine
NEY TIMELINE
Experts debate Ohio election outcome
OTHERS SNARED IN BRIBERY SCANDAL
Effect of Ney's guilt could weigh heavily
Ney’s future in Congress uncertain
Ney pleads guilty: Lawmaker admits to charges, enters rehab
 Reports say Ney to plead guilty
Abortion bill meets resistance
Earmark reform ‘unfair,’ Regula says
Democrats kill bill to limit tribal casinos
Officials see improvement but worry about funds
Disagreements over Patriot Act are broad
Stark County gets $5.7 million to fight terror
Glowing reviews for Judge Lioi at Senate nomination hearing
Casino proposal faces roadblock

AUGUST 2006|
Union Metal talk lures Lavin back home
On his way out, GOP leaders praise Ney – Democrats trying to discredit Padgett
Ney loss would cost some clout for his district
Ney drops out, won’t seek reelection but plans to complete his term
Ney influenced voting, housing during tenure
Ney drops out of race, cites toll on family
Voinovich vote jeopardizes hike in minimum wage
Ney report shows no money raised for legal defense fund

JULY 2006
Bill to block casinos advances
FutureGen won’t be built in Ohio
Timken as diplomat earns praise
Timken gets back to roots
Sue Timken plays a vital role
Timken made his mark in business
Timken relishes ambassador role
Politics won't have role in FutureGen site selection
Ney's poll shows tight race

JUNE 2006
Voinovich blocks estate-tax repeal
Mary Regula not faulted in library duties
Key aides leaving Ney’s staff
How to prove you’re eligible
Ohio delaying start of citizenship proof requirement for Medicaid
Ney denied helping tribe
Bush returns from Baghdad confident in Iraq government
Safavian convicted – Ney aide discounts jury's guilty verdicts
Problems alleged at First Ladies site
Health care for children in U.S. spotlight
Regula, Ney disclose data about travel and finances
Regula funnels millions into Stark projects
Spending bills include millions for local projects
Lawyers make their final pitch to Safavian jury
Under pressure, Ney lashes out at  press coverage
Voinovich blocks estate-tax repeal
Timken denies lobbying for repeal of estate tax
Bill would send more money to Stark
Safavian denies wrongdoing in dealings with lobbyist Abramoff
Rep. Ney golf junket: Scotch, castle, cigars
Safavian takes stand in corruption trial
Ties with Abramoff not explained, claims Senate investigator

MAY 2006
Golf trip a reward for lobby ‘champ’
Former Ney aide might use Fifth Amendment
Ney’s junket included luxuries
HOF boss testifies as corruption trial opens 
Ethics panel finally opens Ney probe
Regula reveals local grants 
Regula’s clout soars, Ney’s power fades in lawmaker report 
Ohio lawmakers differ over treatment of illegal immigrants 
Regula backs hearings on phone call data 
12 in running for FutureGen
Regula leaning toward new policy for the Smithsonian 
Attorney: 'They're just making it up' 
Former Ney aide cops guilty plea - Volz implicates Ohio lawmaker 
Voinovich: Senate should eye tax hike 
Analysts say Ney's primary performance shows weakness 
Ney and Regula leaning toward support of lobby reform bill 

APRIL 2006
Shawnee face hurdles in casino bid 
Ney denies extension for charges
DeWine, Brown likely to tangle for Senate
Ney, Regula amass big campaign funds 
Aircraft developers provide details on Massillon project 
Analysts skeptical of local businessman's prototype aircraft 
Regula studies Smithsonian policy on access to archives 
Regula defends projects on list of federal ‘pork’
Regula remains optimistic over GOP’s chances
Ohio lawmakers at odds on immigration plans
Ex-DeLay aide pleads guilty 


MARCH 2006
Locals pursue federal dollars in D.C. 
Stark nurse makes pitch for more heart-research funding 
Regula says clinic could lose funding 
Ohio to get $59 million more for heating assistance
Lawmakers ask: Where do we go from here?
Great Lakes future at issue 
Supreme Court hears arguments over tax incentives for Ohio plant

FEBRUARY 2006
Educational reform: Ohio gets ‘A’ for effort 
Ex-congressman’s ‘bribe menu’ outrages Ohioans
Regula looks for higher spending than Bush proposed 
Ney’s trip to London nets $34,000
City levee left out of budget
Ohio should benefit from Boehner victory
Regula recalls special bond formed in working with Mrs. King 

JANUARY 2006
Bush shrugs off photos with tainted lobbyist 
Rep. Ney determined to fight for re-election
Ney plans to seek re-election, still has GOP support

Ney gives up committee job
House GOP pushes Ney to quit post 
In wake of scandal, Ney keeps post - for time being
Ney, Ohio lawmakers support Boehner bid 

Abramoff plea raises questions about ex-Ney aide
No thanks, Jack - State lawmakers get rid of money from Abramoff 
Abramoff plea puts pressure on Ney

DECEMBER 2005
Church gets grant to build rec center 
Ney optimistic after visit to Iraq 

Stark companies get millions in defense bill 
DeWine breaks with GOP, votes against cuts
Congress looks to end tariffs serving Timken 
Congressman heads to Iraq 
Bush says spying is needed to guard U.S. 
At least 100 in Ohio at risk of infection by tainted donor tissue
Regula gets House to OK spending bill 
Liberals of faith speak up

NOVEMBER 2005
Liberals of faith speak up
Rep. Cunningham’s corruption put U.S. troops at risk
Ney under the gun - Statement: 'Representative No. 1' traded favor for votes
Spending bill to trim $50B
Area lawmakers back prohibition of torture 
Regula’s bill fails 
No new landfills, legislation promises 
Congressional bill would fund flood study, other Stark projects 
Regula axes local funding 

Ohio officials prep for flu
Voinovich, Dewine split on budget bill 
Feds subpoena records from Ohio Congressman Ney 

OCTOBER 2005
Miers’ exit disturbs DeWine, Voinovich
Massillon girl likes staying after school 
Ney denies link in award - Lawmaker: No ties between contract, lobbyist 
Lavin deals with trade complaints during Senate confirmation hearing 
Regula wants 18th term
Elusive group targets Regula, other Republicans
Ex-Timken exec Perry quits GSA post, will return to Canton 
Rumor: Perry will step down from federal agency

SEPTEMBER 2005
Doctors to lawmakers: Help! 
Senate committee OKs Lavin 
Agency: Law aids Timken at others’ expense 
Bush appoints Timothy Smucker to export council 
Sen. DeWine votes in majority

Judiciary Committee approves Roberts to be next chief justice 
Don’t miss Medicare enrollment deadlines 
Area troops recoil at Superdome experience 

Stark Guardsmen search flooded New Orleans streets
Stark volunteers for Red Cross oversee storm relief 
Stark-area troops helping in Mississippi 

AUGUST 2005
Task force for education reform cites need for year-round school
Senators want to keep Indian casinos out
Ney’s office reveals who went on trip to Scotland
GOP donors face charges in casino deal
W.R. Timken Jr. preparing for post as ambassador
Watchdog group claims local refinery poses terror hazard
Bolton’s appointment disappoints Voinovich

JULY 2005
Senate OKs Timken as ambassador to Germany
Canton native nominated for Commerce post
Bill gives billions to Ohio roads

Highway bill to provide Ohio with $7.5 billion
$1.2 million earmarked for Tremont
Ney says he’ll vote against CAFTA
House narrowly OKs free-trade agreement
W.R. ‘Tim’ Timken a step closer to being diplomat in Germany
Ryan, Brown consider challenging DeWine for his senate seat
Ohio senators weigh in on Roberts nomination
Timken chairman to be Bush pick for ambassador to Germany

Mayors return from D.C. with new insight on aid --
Canton-native Lavin resigning Singapore post

Regula spending bill helps, hinders agencies in Stark

JUNE 2005
DeWine, Voinovich vote for free-trade pact
House gives $100M to broadcasting
Waynesburg girl attends congressional hearing on diabetes
Evans defends Durbin
Voinovich deserts GOP on Bolton
Scandal boosts call for closer look at Indian casinos
Bill proposed to cut emissions from old diesels
Regula, Ney at odds on Patriot Act vote

Committee restores $400 million for public broadcasting
Senators seek hearing on Air National Guard cuts
Regula, Ney minimize privately financed trips
DeWine’s assets increase in value, but Voinovich’s decrease
Regula warns PBS stations not to count on federal funds
‘Newbie’ speller in D.C. takes in the sights

Newman pupil stumbles early in national bee

MAY 2005
Regula, Ney taking trade-related holiday trips
Effort to restrict new combat for women falters
Alliance company lands federal cash
Showdown looms despite filibuster compromise
House expects fierce debates on base closings, women in combat
Dems oppose barring women from combat
Regula fully behind stem-cell research
Ohio senator plays key role in agreement
New site in Akron to serve reservists
Voinovich on Bolton: ‘My conscience got to me’
Judge: Regula cannot block landfill
Bush appoints Longaberger to lead council
Strickland confirms run for governor

Bush faces uphill battle on CAFTA
CAFTA could have modest impact in Ohio
Timken may be next ambassador to Germany
House Armed Services panel criticizes military
Regula wins top award from Friends of Libraries

APRIL 2005
Timken exec criticizes Bush plan
Republicans quarrel with Democrats over judgeships
Voinovich backs filibuster change, DeWine mum

Filibuster’s future at stake in fight over judicial picks
Democratic lawmakers united against CAFTA

Witnesses: Flood insurance confusing
Regula could investigate claims of harassment at medical agency
Canton Community Clinic will receive $600,000 federal grant
More tributes to pontiff
Portman has chance to help Ohio as top trade representative

MARCH 2005
Petro calls on Supreme Court to support super-max prison policy
DeWine, Voinovich vote against GOP, each other
Regula renamed to Smithsonian, NATO group
Regula, Ney, Dems differ on faith-based hiring
Ney earmarks highway projects
Agency seeks study on area groundwater
Taft requests help for victims of flood in Tuscarawas, Stark
Governors back Gates’ view of ‘obsolete’ high schools

FEBRUARY 2005
Governor: Ohio committed to strengthening high schools
Ohio ahead of national average in educational progress
Gates calls big high schools ‘obsolete’
Regula reappointed vice chairman of appropriations
Stark, Tuscarawas get federal disaster status
Not all Ohio workers get Social Security coverage
Local lawmakers wary of plan for Social Security
Ney chastises Blackwell: ‘You can’t hide’
Bush seeks expansion of airport Guard site
Area pastor prays with thousands at National Prayer Breakfast in D.C.
Ohio GOP lawmakers cautious on Bush’s plan
Taft asks for federal disaster aid due to storms

JANUARY 2005
Taft expected to ask for federal flood aid Friday
Student assistance program coming to Canton
Stark residents take stand against abortion
A politically divided family celebrates red, white & blue
U.S. Rep. Strickland won’t run for governor
Timken the belle of Ohioans’ Bush ball
Failure to pass transportation bill could hurt Stark
Regula loses to Calif. lawmaker in bid to lead House Appropriations
Regula fields questions about chairmanship

DECEMBER 2004
Campaign for appropriations chairmanship draws to a close
Regula as appropriations chief would benefit state
Next appropriations chairman in for a grueling stint
Regula prepares to bid for appropriations head
Rep. Ney back from visit to Egypt, Turkey
Regula’s run for chairman challenged by special interest
Rep. Ryan admits mistake, pays fine
Area women back tort reform plan
Report finds state lagging in readiness for bioterror attack
Regula wants answers in drug-trial flap
Citizens group, EPA seem to be in a standoff
Concerned Citizens scrambles to get tests done at landfill
Intelligence bill divides reps
Pedestrian deaths dropping

NOVEMBER 2004
$1 million grant will help launch Jackson YMCA
Grants fund industrial park
Regula pitches fiscal discipline to fellow Republicans
Witness links Ohio’s Ney to tribal scheme

Regula, rivals must clear first hurdle Wednesday
Regula seeks control of Appropriations Committee
Bush makes inroads in rural, suburban areas of Ohio

OCTOBER 2004
In the trenches -- Battle for Ohio likely to be settled away from hype
Regula, 79, Ney, 50, get flu shots before shortage
'A big issue:' Bush attacks Kerry on health care during campaign stop in Canton
Ohio Catholics with Kerry but unhappy with party, bishops
Seemann trails Regula in campaign spending
Ney far ahead of rival in campaign spending
Seemann misses federal finance report filing deadline
Reports aren’t easy to track
Group criticizes how Ohio keeps pollution records
Steelworkers seek appeal of RTI benefit ruling
IEL report shows no radiation threat

No shutdown benefits for Republic


SEPTEMBER 2004
Stark presence repeated seen in Kerry election ads
Regula says no to debates, yes to forums
Building Big Macs not same as making cars, lawmaker says
New Bush ad focuses on Ohio
Ney, other Ohioans, finance their parties
Regula reverses stance on taking money from special interests
Kerry television ad targets Ohioan's economic problems
Regula, GOP lose key vote on OT
Regula donors return the favor

AUGUST 2004
Three cities, Stark to get millions in housing aid
Seemann says Regula behind new OT rules
Environmentalists criticize Ohio’s pollution reporting
In nation's capital, a calm atmosphere
President meets with Timken workers during ride to Stark County


JULY 2004
Convention awes Alliance students
Sarah's Pledge: Youngest delegate makes big splash
Area Steelworkers plugged in
Security concerns not lost on large group of area delegates
Area lawmakers in D.C. generally oppose gun ban
Regula bill adds $10 million for local canalway

Gay marriage amendment fails despite Ohio support
Safety of drug imports on minds of local lawmakers
Taft tries to save unneeded bases in Ohio
Regula, Ney split on votes
Kerry campaign airs ad filmed in Stark County
Small-town Ohio will like Edwards, lawmakers say


JUNE 2004
Small-town Ohio will like Edwards, lawmakers say
Election looks tight in Ohio
Fence brought about Reagan-Regula friendship

Lawmakers’ financial reports include Ney’s jackpot win in London
Regula fishing for canal funds
Ney joins Regula on D-Day trip


MAY 2004
Angry Clearview golf legend looks back at WWII, to today, future
Wooster veteran recalls the horrors of WW II

Dedication of WW II Memorial stirs emotions
Kerry calls for mediation at Timken Co.
Regula recounts how WWII changed his life
Ohio’s congressmen reflect anger, bewilderment
Brecksville hospital closing won’t affect local veterans
Regula wants park fees to become permanent
No down-payment bill advances with Ney’s help
Advocates claim Stark 7th in state for children with high levels of lead


APRIL 2004
Memorial opens to WWII
Parks group honors deeds of Regula and Ted Turner
Head of Alliance clinic asks Congress for more funding
Stark flunks new ozone guidelines
Taking aim at record gas prices

MARCH 2004
Massillon woman pleads for more Alzheimer’s funding
Budget vote splits Republicans, Democrats
Pentagon report targets Ohio bases for closure
Timken grad makes pitch to Congress for student aid
McKinley library’s name change draws attention

National park services cut
Life in the 1485th: It’s been a long, hard year for Dover unit
Dover unit fights danger, fatigue

Report: Summit County ranks high in asbestos deaths
Stark County woman testifies at congressional education hearing

FEBRUARY 2004
Ohio Congressmen want more transportation money
Bush veto threat ties up highway funding bills
Home health care funding in danger
Kerry wins, but Edwards applies heat
Parents like new school law more than the testing requirement
Report could help assessment of high schools, Taft says
Lawmakers struggle with federal deficit
Taft sure Kerry to get Ohio Dem vote

JANUARY 2004
Spending bill in Senate includes millions for Stark County
Bush touts national, economic security
Ohio lawmakers react to Bush along party lines
EPA watchdog takes a deeper look at IEL
EPA ombudsman says his role with agency allows objectivity
Regula hatches plan to help Republic retirees
Highway laws in Ohio aren’t up to speed


DECEMBER 2003
Area Republicans call year success, Dems don’t
IEL radiation claims under another review
Locals don’t want steel tariffs taken away
Ney expands access to research, but keeps restrictions
Locals don’t want steel tariffs taken away

NOVEMBER 2003
Local lawmakers to vote by party on drug bill
Ney pursues inquiry into independent political committees
Congress passes bill to name post office after Watkins
FirstEnergy given blame for blackout
Oops! Pension glitch corrected for ex-RTI workers
Regula, Brown split on energy legislation
Agency paying shutdown benefits
Dover veterans leader speaks at Arlington
Watkins could get name on post office
Regula blocks proposals to build two area landfills
Massillon resident on hand to see Bush sign abortion legislation
Area companies don’t fear threat of tariffs
Education experts see culture as factor in school racial gap

OCTOBER 2003
Regula refuses to ‘earmark’ projects coveted by Dems
Tax relief sought for exporters
First Ladies Library officials open resources, museum to more people
Area lawmakers split by party in vote on Iraq funding
Regula’s paves way to spend $2.1 million on land for complex
Ex-RTI workers get more support
Pension guarantor to appeal ruling
Former RTI steelworkers win benefits


SEPTEMBER 2003
Steel tariffs may be factor in 2004 race
Regula puts area companies in spending bill for contracts
More money for Iraq: Why?
FirstEnergy denies charge
State only at start of anti-terror effort
Warning may have prevented blackout
Power failure probed
First lady to dedicate First Ladies’ Library


AUGUST 2003
Congressional hearings on massive blackout to focus on Ohio connection
Library to invite first lady
Regula leaning toward seeking top Appropriations spot
Aid to local governments approved after flood
Stark, Carroll among counties eligible for federal disaster relief

JULY 2003
Help sought for mentally ill in crime cycle
Congress debates revising rules on refinancing
Student loan refinancing rules debated
Timken, Republic back steel tariff
Regula wants to ease student loan rules
Commission hears pros, and cons of steel tariffs
Eligibility for tax credit gets involved
Health care tax credit may fall short of expectations
Regula stops another landfill project
DeWine, Mrs. Taft at odds with Bush
Tariffs on steel in U.S. illegal
Regula urges trade panel to keep steel tariffs for 3 years

JUNE 2003
Area lawmakers remain split on Rx drug benefit
Ohio State may change preferences plan
Buyers, sellers dispute steel tariffs
Companies oppose steel tariffs
Voinovich getting a pacemaker
Local lawmakers not as rich as some
Kimble estate fights IRS for millions in back taxes
Working poor feel left out of revised child-tax credit
Timken, Republic back steel tariff


MAY 2003
Regula weighing run for House chair spot
Ohio senator defends tax cut
Stark residents join Bush for tax-cut signing
Health officials alarmed about West Nile virus
Great Lakes restoration programs criticized
Senate OKs proposal to improve reservists’ health-care coverage
Senate approved $350 billion tax cut; Voinovich vote seals the deal
President honors police slain in the line of duty
More financial aid needed for college
Schwarzenegger supports funding for after-school programs
Slain Massillon officer added to U.S. memorial
Timken chairman to receive award
Ohio lawmakers weigh in on House passage of tax cut
Reeve lends name to bill in fight against paralysis
Stark men make pitch for rehab funding
Special ed bill passes House
Government to award Ohio another $46.4M to fight terror


APRIL 2003
Regula weighing run for House chair spot
Opponents say special education bill would do harm
Canton is one of Bush’s first tax-cut tour stops
Bush stumps for tax cut
Bush to push tax-cut proposal in meeting with Timken workers
President will speak at Timken on tax cuts
Bush set to visit Canton Thursday
Grant will help poor buy cars
Voinovich likened to the French in ad about tax-cut fight
SARS has deadly impact on economy
Regula makes group’s pork list
Voinovich works to limit tax cut
Timken ready to be chairman of SIPC board
Steel needs more help, industry tells Senate
Oink!? It’s pork project season
Senate committee vote backs Timken


MARCH 2003
War, safety concerns cut into D.C. tourism
Jackson Twp. native aids fighters in flight
Constellation commander, crew confident mission is on target
War might mean more orders for Timken
WTO rules against U.S. steel tariffs
Timken would like to give investor organization a higher public profile
States will get bioterrorism funds
Area congressmen urge support of Bush, troops
In face of war, Ohio politicos tense
Flexibility sought for special-ed funds
Congressman forbids ‘French’ in government restaurant menus
Long wait pays off for Canton native appointed to court
Steel on upswing as tariffs take hold
House panel investigates red panda deaths at the National Zoo
Lawmakers block plans for landfill


FEBRUARY 2003
Federal grant for Canton bus station comes through
More to be done: Champion Buckeyes receive a challenge from President Bush
GOP governors urge Washington to cover Rx costs
War may bring terror, ambassador says
Federal aid earmarked for police, road, airport projects in Stark
Lending protection opposed
Coalition unable to impact federal-testing rules
Ohio educators meet with top lawmakers
Schools' lobbysts taking problems to directly to Washington
Memorial service honors diverse team of astronauts
Powell can’t satisfy lawmakers turned off to war
Federal budget may cut steel aid programs


JANUARY 2003
Massillon Steelworkers in D.C.
Ohio Republicans, Dems split on Bush’s speech 
Lorain lawmaker leads effort opposing force in Iraq 
Senators expecting ban of late-term abortions 
Timken may lose millions if trade law dumped 
Activists complain about ombudsman 
Voinovich takes over Senate ethics post 
Health officials seek more money to fight bioterrorism 
Congressman says creating jobs tops list 


DECEMBER2002
Regula looks to more federal funds to train teachers 
Voinovich, DeWine support Frist 
DeWine, Voinovich continue to support Lott’s leadership bid 
Glenn, aviation dignitaries help Ohio celebrate flight role 
U.S. approves Ohio plan to cut smog 
Factory farms reap restrictions 
Fresh Mark disputes EPA’s $70K fine for ammonia leak at plant 
DeWine, Voinovich get behind Senator Lott 
Lawmakers skeptical of plan for more spies 
DeWine calls for spy boss, more money for espionage 
GlenOak grad earns anti-terrorism award 
Blagojevich meets with governors
Bill to bolster state’s power in health crisis Lawmakers 
Government data request surprises 
Security bill limits public information 


NOVEMBER 2002
Hundreds of vision-impaired truckers on roads under DOT program
Voinovich voices problems on homeland security bill 
Regula expected to keep post despite review by elite GOP group
GAO report criticizes ombudsman transfer 
Taft calls for court to consider academic standards progress 
Ohio flies high in aviation 

DeWine, Voinovich to reap GOP success 
Traficant doesn’t keep Ryan from winning 17th race 

OCTOBER 2002
Final landfill plan could change 
Liberal lobbyists: Ohio clean water enforcement lax 
Sniper causes vast region to alter daily routines
Ohio delegation splits along party lines over Iraq
Ex-EPA ombudsman to head watchdog law firm 


SEPTEMBER 2002
Cantonians join D.C. globalization protest 
House caps malpractice awards; bill faces foes in Senate
Senate panel seeking to free up ombudsman 
Repeal of steel tariff denied 
Ohio lawmakers believe Bush needs to make strong case for military action 
Steel health-care bill lacks consensus from lawmakers, owners 
Regula eyes millions for police radio link 
Regula battles for more spending for education 

AUGUST 2002
Contract awarded for Bow renovation 
Former ombudsman reaches deal, won’t be returning to EPA 
Medical school center named after Regula 
Bush may appoint W.R. Timken to broker board 
Easy ways to reach your congressman 
Steel makers, companies object to latest exclusions 
EPA, ex-ombudsman set mediation session 
EPA agrees to mediate dispute with ex-ombudsman 
Military funeral moved 
Time behind bars may bore Traficant 
Tax credit to benefit retirees, unemployed 


JULY 2002
Despite warnings, tariffs didn’t start a trade war 
Provision protects business information 
Bear market complicates Bush’s Social Security plan 
Governor rejects special election to replace ousted congressman 

Democrats’ leaving won’t cost Ohio clout 
Traficant's last stand
Ohio gets $5.5 million to retrain workers laid off due to imports 
Steel users claim survival at risk 
Timken Co. expects robotics $2M grant 
Europe holds off on decision to hike tariffs on U.S. exports 
Investigators clear EPA boss, see error in ombudsman case 
Ombudsman losing power, EPA reveals 
Regula seeks million for old Bow building building money 
U.S. steel companies weigh strategies 

JUNE 2002
Court backs voucher plan for schools 
Gas pipeline project dies; Stark cheers 
Ombudsman’s backers out in force at hearing 
Pension action hurts Republic employee
Ohio educator protests use of union fees 
Regula accepts award, pays tribute to today’s troops 
LTV Retirees can call agency for help with decisions 

Steel collapse hurts retirees 


MAY 2002
Speller takes 32nd place at National Bee 
Canton teen spells way to final rounds 

Democrats favor trade bill changes, but still would vote it down
Fitzgerald, Durbin split on aid for retired workers 

Ohio senators buck party on steel benefits 
Ohio lawmakers remain divided on public aid legislation
House OKs $4.4B hike for highways 
Steel makers trying to shed benefit costs 
Stark residents plead for more Alzheimer's funding 
Republic sale could rescue 2,500 jobs 


APRIL 2002
Project compares nursing homes 
EPA ombudsman resigns after feud with agency 
Tariffs, rising prices cut U.S. steel industry’s losses, aid earnings 
Ombudsman facing transfer threatens to resign from post 
EPA ombudsman fails in attempt to block his transfer 
Ohio lawmakers guarded about Traficant 
EPA ombudsman fights transfer 
Escalating violence prompts Rep. Ney to put heat on Israel 
Stark officials to use anti-terrorism funds 


MARCH 2002
Natural remedy cheaper, but untested 
Natural cleanups picking up steam 
Welfare plan poses challenge in Ohio 
Ohio State chief blasts state funding of colleges 
Ohio lawmakers push for multiple views in evolution 
House takes step to boost highway funding for U.S. 
Ohio congressman: Conditions are deplorable in Afghanistan 
Area steel buyers, sellers react to new steel tariffs 
Bush facing decision on steel tariffs 
Steelworkers rally for higher tariffs in D.C. 


FEBRUARY 2002
Complaints focus on imports 
U.S. budget cuts may halt I-77 widening 
Regula pledges that Ohio programs won’t be cut 
The final push for steel aid
Technology, economics shape steel industry 
Taft to ask Bush, Congress for more federal funding 
Nucor jobs like gold in poor country 
As the post-industrial economy waxes, steel’s importance wanes
Steel minimills hitting stride 
Big steel's decline
Regula raised $59,000, only $500 from district 

Ney not on bottom, but not near top for fund-raising 

JANUARY 2002
Report links tap water to birth defects 
Bush proposes more security at U.S. borders 
National hot line set up for poison information 
Ohioans rally behind Bush message
State gets high, low marks on educational evaluation
Canton native nominated for trade court

DECEMBER 2001
Federal funds to help battle bioterrorism 
Regula brings home bacon with new role 
Sawyer opposes Bush request for authority in trade negotiations 
Bush urged to hike steel tariffs 
Proenza, Healy join president’s science panel
Senator upbraids Bush over anti-dumping policy
Manufacturing group backs bill
Timken to get $31 million in trade relief
EPA strategy could limit authority of ombudsman

NOVEMBER 2001
EPA criticized for decision to move ombudsman’s office
Regula hopes amendment can save Perry glove plant
LTV workers fear for pensions, medical coverage
Ney counts on election reform 
Taft asks Bush for money to combat terrorism
Timken backs stimulus package

OCTOBER 2001
Taft asks Bush for money to combat terrorism
Cramped congressional staff makes do 

Looming loss of federal workers worries Voinovich

Decision a big win for steel industry  

Steel industry, customers wait on Monday’s ruling 

Ohio lawmakers supportive of precautions 

House gives anti-terrorism bill its OK 

Legislation pits counterterrorism vs. privacy 
Lawmakers still mulling terrorism bill 
Experts suggest criminal connection in anthrax cases 
America unprepared for biological assault 

Analysts predict steel imports to continue on downward slide
 

Lawmakers fear U.S. unprepared for bioterrorism


SEPTEMBER 2001
State officials testify against steel imports 
Two aircraft nearby when jet crashed in Pa. 
Regula pushes for more bio-terrorism money 
Funding for byways in Ohio could face cuts 
Caterpillar opposes steel relief 
First Ladies’ Library salutes five honorees 
Steel makers at odds over import limits 
Lawmakers quiet about casualties 
Senate confirms Rey nomination 
Small Pa. town overwhelmed with how terrorism hit hom
Terrorist attacks deal steel a setback 
Voinovich misses vote, but backs anti-terrorism bill
Anti-war rally held in D.C.
Radiation testing to end at IEL, but not concerns 

AUGUST 2001
Local EPA reviews could turn regional 
Regula, Sawyer look at tax cut differently 
Stem cell controversy splits Ohio lawmakers 

Local EPA reviews could turn regional
Canton native named ambassador to Singapore

JULY 2001
Report may change role of EPA ombudsman
Canton native scrutinized for conservation post
Canton native may add ambassador to resume
Global warming debate heats up
Canton native nominated for federal post
Sawyer, Regula split on missile defense proposal
Ohio lawmaker at forefront of campaign-reform debate

JUNE 2001
Ney pushes own campaign reform version
Perry restores fed Internet site
Steel industry probe gains support
Canton tied to international drug ring
Massillon native nominated to be ambassador to Eritrea
Manufacturer’s group lists threats to industry
Steel imports less of a factor for Timken
Voinovich sponsors meningitis bill
Steelworkers back Bush plan
Bush seeks probe over steel imports
Pipeline builders given second extension to file plan 

MAY 2001
More tests slated for landfill
Millersburg girl falters in first round
Millersburg teen to via in national spelling bee
Soldier buried, with full honors
Senators confirm Perry
ICC member urges Congress to keep heat on regional Bells
Confirmation hearings begin for Canton native
Toxic substance found in landfill
Federal watchdog wants to resume landfill probe
Ney supports bill to punish OPEC
Traficant indicted on bribery count
WWII vets divided over Navy award
Debate rages on campaign finance reform