Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Governor Names Shaker Heights Attorney to Run Lottery
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Ohio Governor Ted Strickland Monday named 60 year old attorney Kathleen Burke to lead the Ohio Lottery Commission. Burke is a partner at the law firm of Jones Day in Cleveland.
Burke has been a corporate attorney for more than 30 years. In 1993, she became the first woman president of the Ohio State Bar Association. As lottery director, she would oversee implementation of slot machines at the state’s seven race tracks. That plan approved by Strickland and lawmakers in July is currently on hold pending the outcome of legal action by groups opposed to the expansion of gambling in Ohio.
Burke’s first day on the job is August 24th. Her salary will be $129,500 per year.