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Company That Paid Governor Got Tax Breaks From JobsOhio

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Gov. John Kasich, seen here at a JobsOhio event last year, appoints the members of the private job creation board.
8:24AM
August
15, 2013

Subsidiaries of a a major Central Ohio company that’s helped sustain Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s political career and contribute to his personal bank account have received tax breaks worth more than $619,000, records show.

Wilmington Adds Jobs, Still Searching For Thousands More

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DHl laid off about 9,500 workers when it left the Wilmington Air Park in 2008.
7:24AM
August
7, 2013

The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of shipping giant DHL in 2008.

Democrats’ Ethics Pleas Moot At Self-Policing JobsOhio

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Ohio Ethics Commission executive director Paul Nick tells The Columbus Dispatch that his board has no authority over conflict of interest issues when it comes to JobsOhio.
9:52PM
August 3, 2013

An ethics complaint filed against Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s privatized job-creation office has nowhere to go due to the way legislation creating JobsOhio was crafted.

Fitzgerald Calls For Ethics Review Of JobsOhio

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Dem. Ed Fitzgerald is pushing the Ohio Ethics Board to investigate JobsOhio for possible wrong-doing.
7:56AM
August
2, 2013

An investigative report showing two-thirds of the board members for JobsOhio close ties to companies receiving benefits from the job program is getting the attention of a key candidate for governor.

Ex-lawmakers: JobsOhio Foes Lack Standing To Sue

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Two former Ohio lawmakers who helped design JobsOhio tell the Ohio Supreme Court a lawsuit against the quasi-private jobs agency should not move forward.
3:26PM
June
25, 2013

Two former state lawmakers who helped craft Gov. John Kasich’s ‘s privatized nonprofit job-creation entity tell the state’s high court that a lawsuit against JobsOhio shouldn’t be allowed to proceed.

Former JobsOhio Chief Donates $10K To House Leader

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Former JobOhio adviser, Mark Kvamme contributed $10K to Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder's campaign November 1, 1212.
12:54PM
June 7, 2013

The California venture capitalist Republican Gov. John Kasich hired for a dollar to help jump-start Ohio’s economy made a hefty donation to Ohio’s House speaker on his way out the door.

Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor

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State Auditor Dave Yost and fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich have been at odds over whether Yost has the authority to audit the state's semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
11:57AM
May 30, 2013

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.

JobsOhio: Foes’ Infighting Shows Lawsuit Flawed

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10:08PM
April 13, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s job-creation agency is taking advantage of infighting among opponent lawyers to call the legal basis of their constitutional challenge into question.

JobsOhio Turns Over Finance Records And Refunds Public Money

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Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
7:20AM
March 19, 2013

Ohio’s private nonprofit job creation agency says it has turned over its private financial records to the state auditor to comply with a subpoena.

Chris Schmenk Out As Ohio Development Services Chief

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Christiane Schmenk is out at the Ohio Department of Development Services Agency
3:41PM
March 14, 2013

Governor Kaisch has appointed David Goodman to replace Christiane Schmenk as head of the Ohio Development Services Agency.