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 [...]
Audit Shows 8 Cleveland Firefighters Overpaid
A city audit shows that eight Cleveland firefighters were overpaid nearly $90,000 while on active military duty between 2005 and 2009.
The Plain Dealer newspaper reportsÂ Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration is recovering the money by deducting payments from the paychecks of seven of those workers. A collection letter was sent to the remaining firefighter, who no longer works for the city.
Cleveland pays firefighters the difference between their city salary and military pay. The audit blames the overpayment on poor record keeping and firefighters’ failure to submit documents detailing their military pay.
The audit was released last year and obtained by the newspaper through a public records request. It shows overpayments ranging from around $1,200 to more than $20,000.