Ohio's ethics agency has warned six of nine directors of public private job creation agency, JobsOhio, that their business interests raise potential conflicts of interest.
The Ohio Ethics Commission identified the six JobsOhio board members, including Chairman James Boland, along with three employees after a routine review of their confidential financial disclosure filings.
A JobsOhio spokeswoman said none of the potential conflicts amounted to anything. She said the board has not played a role in any dealings the flagged companies may have done with the state.
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.
Governor Kasich was in Wilmington Thursday to highlight new jobs coming to the city. As Emily McCord reports, the Governor was joined by local officials and business leaders to celebrate commitments by companies to create more than 500 jobs.
Lawmakers in the House say they've cleared up a controversy over Gov. Kasich’s job-creating program – whether the auditor can audit the operating funds in JobsOhio, as he says he can, or whether that money is private.