Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Lawsuit Claims Salt Companies Bilked Ohio Out Of $50 Million
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he’s filing an antitrust lawsuit against two of the nationâ€™s largest suppliers of road salt.
DeWine says Cargill and Morton Salt bilked the state out of $50 million over the course of a decade by colluding to inflate salt prices.
“It’s just a very sad thing, and it’s sad commentary on the intelligence they think Ohio taxpayers have, that they could get away with this year after year,” DeWine says.
A spokesman for Cargill denies the claims and says an inspector general investigation last year found no wrongdoing.