Democrats are continuing to sound off about a recent report that Worthington Industries received more than 600-thousand dollars worth of state tax credits under Gov. John Kasich, who received a salary as a board member and deferred compensation payouts from that company. House Minority Leader Tracy Heard of Columbus is raising concerns about the decision that Kasich made a clean break from the company announced last week by the chair of the Ohio Ethics Commission – who is a Kasich appointee and campaign contributor.
Governor John Kasich has been under fire for deferred payment he received from a central Ohio company after taking office. Members of the Ohio Democratic Party allege a conflict of interest connected to money Governor John Kasich received from Worthington Industries while in office. Kasich served on the company’s board of directors and chose to receive deferred compensation.
Ohio's leading ethics regulator says Gov. John Kasich made a clean break from a corporation whose subsidiaries received $619,000 in tax breaks.
Ohio Ethics Commission Chairman Merom Brachman said Thursday the panel's only role in policing the relationship between Kasich and Worthington Industries is to assure his payments from the company were accurately reported.
Brachman says Ohio law made clear that the commission has nothing else to do with JobsOhio, the privatized job-creation whose board Kasich appoints.
The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of DHL a few years ago.
The announcement of 140 new jobs and 50 retained jobs at Cole Taylor Mortgage, an investment of $3.4 million, is good news, says Gov. John Kasich, even though the company could be sold to a private equity firm.
“Small banks have a tendency to be bought, and sometimes you never know how it’s, what’s going to happen whenever final decisions are made,” says Kasich.