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FitzGerald challenges JobsOhio incentives
Other headlines: New business filings up in July; Portman defends gun vote

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  • New business filings up in July
  • Portman defends gun vote
  • ATV rider dies in school crash
  • ODOT brownfield cleanup at NEOMED  
  • FitzGerald challenges JobsOhio incentives
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's Democratic rival has expanded an ethics complaint involving practices of the state's privatized job-creation office.

    In a letter today, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald cited an Associated Press report detailing Kasich's financial and political ties to a steel company whose subsidiaries are cleared to get more than $600,000 in state tax incentives recommended by JobsOhio.

    FitzGerald requests the commission add review of Kasich's relationship to Worthington Industries to a complaint seeking input on potential conflicts of interest on JobsOhio's board.

    The Dayton Daily News has reported six directors had financial ties to entities that received state economic development help.

    New business filings up in July
    New business filings are up in Ohio.  Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,311 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in July. 

    The latest figure is a 19% increase over July 2012.

    Portman defends gun vote
    Ohio's Republican senator has defended his opposition to legislation restricting new gun sales.

    Sen. Rob Portman tells the Fraternal Order of Police meeting in Cincinnati that the proposed expansion of background checks for online and private firearms sales wouldn't significantly affect gun violence.

    Instead, Portman says it would add restrictions on law-abiding gun owners who aren't the problem.

    Portman says he supports strengthening background checks for mental health issues among other ways to curb gun violence.

    Ohio's Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown supported the private firearms sales legislation.

    ATV rider dies in school crash 
    Police say a man died after crashing his ATV into a Cleveland elementary school.

    The medical examiner identified the victim as 31-year-old Carlos Javier Sanchez-Ortiz of Cleveland.

    It's not clear what caused the crash around 2 a.m. last night at the H. Barbara Booker Elementary School on the city's west side. The driver was not wearing a helmet.

    Residents of the area told local television stations that they heard the crash, called for help and tried to save the man.

    ODOT brownfield cleanup at NEOMED 
    Cleanup is set to begin at a former Ohio Department of Transportation garage in Portage County that has been taken over by a medical school.

    The state approved $61,000 to begin cleaning contaminated soil on the ODOT site that is slated to become part of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University. 

    Used oil and other petroleum products dumped behind the garage in the past will be cleaned with an underground injection system.

    Listener Comments:

    Former Governor Ted Strickland was accused of similar charges in 2009 and also had the same outcome. It was found that Governor Kasich was not violating any ethics laws. Despite all of the recent attacks from the left, I feel that the Governor is doing a great job.

    Posted by: Ally (Akron) on August 16, 2013 12:08PM
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