Josh Mandel http://wyso.org en Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Deputy Treasurer on Corruption Charges http://wyso.org/post/federal-grand-jury-indicts-former-deputy-treasurer-corruption-charges <p>Conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering, these are the charges against a former deputy state treasurer brought by a federal grand jury.</p><p>The indictment against Amer Ahmad alleges a tale of corruption between the former deputy treasurer, Ahmad’s business partner and a state lobbyist.</p><p>According to court documents, Ahmad is accused of using his position as deputy treasurer to hire Douglas Hampton and his company to conduct a series of lucrative securities trades on behalf of the state and the treasurer’s office.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 37930 at http://wyso.org Democratic State Rep Launches 2014 Run for Ohio Treasurer http://wyso.org/post/democratic-state-rep-launches-2014-run-ohio-treasurer <p>A Democratic state lawmaker is announcing plans to challenge Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in 2014.</p><p>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.</p><p>Pillich has been a lawyer, businesswoman and captain in the U.S. Air Force.</p><p>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.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:06:27 +0000 Associated Press 33440 at http://wyso.org Ohio's GOP Treasurer Opposes Kasich Tax Hike http://wyso.org/post/ohios-gop-treasurer-opposes-kasich-tax-hike <p>A fellow Republican state official has come out against Gov. John Kasich's proposed tax increase on drillers.</p><p>Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel tells a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association he believes the governor's proposal to increase the severance tax stands to scare away Ohio oil and gas investment at a critical time.</p><p>Mandel's remarks Thursday mark the second time in under a month he has bucked the governor on a major policy issue.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 30053 at http://wyso.org Brown: Cash Can't Fool Middle-Class Voters http://wyso.org/post/brown-cash-cant-fool-middle-class-voters <p>U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he'll promote more campaign finance disclosure after prevailing in Tuesday's election against close to $40 million in undisclosed outside spending.</p><p>The Democrat said he received dozens of congratulatory calls from colleagues after keeping his seat despite the heaviest onslaught of third-party cash in the nation. Brown beat Republican Josh Mandel in the closely watched race.</p><p>Brown said his victory proved well-funded industries seeking favor in Washington can't intimidate a Congress member who has a strong middle-class message.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Associated Press 24826 at http://wyso.org Election Results Wrap-up http://wyso.org/post/election-results-wrap <p><a href="http://wyso.org/post/ohio-re-elects-obama-two-point-margin">President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney</a>. Obama, who also won Ohio in 2008, claims the swing state's 18 electoral votes on his way to an electoral victory nationwide.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:42:00 +0000 WYSO News 24773 at http://wyso.org