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 [...]
Lawmaker Launches Bid For Treasurer’s Post
A Democratic state lawmaker is announcing plans to challenge Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in 2014.
Third-term state Rep. Connie Pillich, of suburban Cincinnati, said Monday she’ll focus her campaign on fighting for working families, fellow small business owners and senior citizens.
Pillich has been a lawyer, businesswoman and captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Without using his name, she criticized Mandel for absenteeism from his state position during a failed run for the U.S. Senate last year and for not wanting the job.
Ohio Republican Chairman-elect Matthew Borges (BOHR’-jihs) said Mandel, a U.S. Marine veteran, has been a responsible watchdog of state tax dollars.
Borges cited Mandel’s record of cutting his own budget, modernizing the office and maintaining the high credit rating of Ohio’s investment fund.