Governor tried, failed to live on minimum wage for a week, ran out of bologna

Governor tried, failed to live on minimum wage for a week, ran out of bologna

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and ran out of money.
JC Sevcik
Judge: Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside its borders

Judge: Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside its borders

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- A judge who ordered Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states delayed the enforcement of his decision Monday.
Frances Burns
Christie: Disappointed in 'what happened to me' in bridge scandal

Christie: Disappointed in 'what happened to me' in bridge scandal

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a Chicago audience Tuesday he is disappointed by "what happened to me" in the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

Ex-Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson, 70, dies

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- Former Ohio congressman Charlie Wilson died Sunday in Florida of complications from a stroke he suffered in February, his family said. He was 70.

Strickland won't make Ohio governor bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Ted Strickland said Tuesday he won't run against Ohio Gov. John Kasich next year to get his old job back.

Dem platform affirms Jerusalem as capital

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Democrats meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday amended the party platform to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to add "God" to the plan.
Black cat, white dog syndrome

Black cat, white dog syndrome

I haven't seen a black cat that had been roaming the neighborhood before Halloween. I hope nothing happened to it.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
Top Democrats ponder DNC chief

Top Democrats ponder DNC chief

ARLINGTON, Va., March 16 (UPI) -- Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is a top prospect to head the Democratic National Committee should the current chief step down, party leaders say.

Ohio spares child-killer execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland Monday spared the life of a man who killed a 3-year-old girl in 1996.

Obamas campaign in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, in a rare joint appearance Sunday, worked to whip up young Ohio Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.

Ohio prepares for 8th execution of 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The governor of Ohio rejected a clemency plea Tuesday from a man likely to be the eighth person executed in the state this year.
Strickland defends Ohio's outsourcing ban

Strickland defends Ohio's outsourcing ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland stuck firmly to his ban on foreign outsourcing saying states have a right to choose what to do with their own resources.
Obama: Social Security won't be privatized

Obama: Social Security won't be privatized

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama pledged during a backyard discussion in Ohio Wednesday not to privatize Social Security and called for pension and 401(k) reform.

Ohio questions execution process

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Ohio officials say they are taking a long look at the state's execution process, with some calling for a review of all death row cases.

No charges in inmate drinking incident

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 29 (UPI) -- An Ohio program allowing prison inmates to work at the governor's residence has been suspended after two inmates were found drinking there, officials said.
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Ted Strickland
Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio speaks to the crowd gathered to celebrate the Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton win in the Ohio Primary Election at the Columbus Athenaeum in Columbus, Ohio on March 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Theodore "Ted" Strickland (born August 4, 1941) was the 68th Governor of Ohio, serving from 2007 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 6th congressional district (1993-1995, 1997-2007).

In the 2006 gubernatorial election, Strickland was elected to succeed term-limited Republican incumbent Bob Taft after defeating Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, receiving 60% of the vote. However, he was narrowly defeated for re-election in the 2010 gubernatorial election by former U.S. Representative John Kasich.

Born in Lucasville, Ohio, Strickland was one of nine children; his father was a steelworker. A 1959 graduate of Northwest High School, Strickland went on to be the first member of his family to attend college. Strickland was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in psychology from Asbury College in 1963. In 1966, he received a Master of Arts degree in guidance counseling from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Divinity from the Asbury Theological Seminary in 1967. He then returned to the University of Kentucky to earn his Ph.D in counseling psychology in 1980. He is married to Frances Strickland, an educational psychologist and author of a widely used screening test for kindergarten-age children.

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