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11:35 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Leftwich Out as Ohio Development Leader

After serving four months as the Ohio Development Leader, Jim Leftwich is leaving the position.

Gov. John Kasich's office stated that as Leftwich plans to return to the private sector, Christiane "Chris" Schmenk, general counsel for the Ohio Department of Development, will take over. Schmenk will lead the department's reorganization as the state's economic development efforts are moved to the new nonprofit private corporation JobsOhio. Schmenk will assume the director's role on Aug. 1.

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Politics
7:17 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Gov. Kasich Set to Name Nonprofit Job-Creation Panel

Governor John Kasich today is expected to announce the line-up of Ohio's new semi-private job creation panel.

JobsOhio will be charged with the economic growth role formerly played by the Ohio Department of Development. Proceeds from state liquor sales are being used as start-up money.

Spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle says a portion of the two-hour meeting will be devoted to Kasich appointing the board's nine members. Then the panel will get to work.

Kasich's jobs creation advisor Mark Kvamme is among those who could be named.

PoliticsOhio
5:32 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Senate Budget Plan Changes JobsOhio

In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Martin Gottlieb from the Dayton Daily News to discuss the change in the Senate version of the state budget regarding the JobsOhio Plan, public response to Senate Bill 5 and controversial early voting legislation taking place at the statehouse.

PoliticsOhio
5:32 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Kvamme Talks Plans For JobsOhio

In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler. She recently conducted Mark Kvamme's first broadcast interview since his serious motorcross accident and since the lawsuit that removed him from the director position at JobsOhio, the private jobs creation board. Kasler talks with McCord about his plans. Plus, they discuss the state budget currently being debated in the Senate.

Politics
6:45 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Governor's Appointment To JobsOhio Good News For Dayton

In PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Daily News' Ellen Belcher. In their conversation, they talk about the appointment of James Leftwich from the Dayton Development Coalition to the Governor's JobsOhio plan. Also, they discuss a new bill proposed to require voters to show a government photo ID when they go to polls and how the Governor Kasich's budget will affect local government.

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