95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Ohio’s state auditor has scolded Gov. John Kasich’s signature job-creation effort for sloppy handling of ethics and conflict-of-interest procedures in its first year, but says no business conflicts exist among its executives.
Proceeds of the state’s $1.5 billion liquor deal with a job-creation nonprofit would be shielded from public audit under a bill headed to the governor.
The search warrants that were carried out at nearly two dozen Columbus City Schools Thursday were unsealed Friday afternoon.
State Auditor Dave Yost’s office says today it is executing sealed search warrants in its investigation of alleged manipulation of attendance figures and grade changes in Columbus City schools.
As the legislature continues to hammer out the next two-year state budget, an amendment to the House version could open the door for at least a partial mayoral takeover of Columbus City Schools.
Ohioâ€™s private nonprofit job creation agency says it has turned over its private financial records to the state auditor to comply with a subpoena.
The flap over the state auditorâ€™s authority to look over all of the financial records of the governor’s public-private entity JobsOhio continues, as the deadline to meet a subpoena looms ahead.
Gov. John Kasich says Ohio Auditor Dave Yost should be able to audit the public dollars spent on the state’s job creation program, but has no right to audit private contributions.
The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.
Ohio Auditor David Yost today released the results of a preliminary audit into the attendance record-keeping practices of Ohio school districts.