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 [...]
Aspiring Ohio GOP Chair Using Own Funds To Pay Taxes
A contender for Ohio Republican Party chairman says his disagreement with the government over what taxes he owed led him to rack up years of back debt, not a lack of money.
GOP Executive Director Matthew Borges told The Associated Press Thursday he withheld years of tax payments to prevent the money from going toward a 2007 tax lien related to a home sale that he was disputing.
Borges said once that disagreement was resolved he was able to pay more than $24,300 in state taxes from personal funds. He was paying $124,200 in federal tax liens Thursday.
Several Republican state officials say they weren’t aware of his tax liens before backing Borges for chairman. He was working to resolve the debts before Friday’s vote.