Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Ohio Dem. Chair Calls For I.G. Removal, Kasich Refuses
The leader of the Ohio Democratic Party wants a full investigation into recent activities of Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer.
Meyer was recently a keynote speaker at a Republican party fundraiser in Clinton County. Party Chair Chris Redfern says that’s inappropriate for someone who is supposed to be serving as a non-partisan watchdog of state government.
“Who actually is in charge of overseeing whether John Kasich is spending my tax money unwisely, wasting resources? Itâ€™s the inspector general,” Redfern said. “Now how on Earth can anyone trust the inspector general and his integrity, or lack thereof, if heâ€™s a fundraiser for the Republican party? It doesnâ€™t make any sense.”
Redfern says Governor Kasich should force Meyer to resign. But Kasich says heâ€™s not going to do that.
“You know heâ€™s an independent overseer of our operation and I donâ€™t have a comment on him. Heâ€™s got to do his job and Iâ€™ve got nothing else to add.”
State records show Meyer spoke at the event on January 9th.