facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Local Dems criticize Gov. Kasich and his JobsOhio agency



Published: Tue, August 6, 2013 @ 4:59 p.m.

BOARDMAN — Local Democrats criticized Gov. John Kasich and six of nine members of JobsOhio, the job-development agency he helped create, today for having ties to companies that received tax credits and other state funding, saying it raises conflict-of-interest questions.

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, who voted in favor of a bill in February 2011 to create JobsOhio, said he trusted Kasich that the privatized economic-development committee would be transparent. But that hasn’t been the case.

“When things don’t seem right and things smell fishy there’s often some misconduct going on,” Schiavoni said.

In response, Connie Wehrkamp, a Kasich spokeswoman, said, “JobsOhio was created because the status quo embraced by the people holding this press conference led to skyrocketing unemployment and job loss. This is nothing more than a political stunt.”

For the complete story, read Wednesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes