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Suarez still awaits a verdict on Mandel-Renacci donations
Other noon headlines: Portman on VA, Timken split
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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In The Region:
  • Suarez jury continues deliberations about Mandel-Renacci donations
  • Portman thinks McDonald is a good pick to head the VA
  • Timken prepares for its formal split
  • Suarez jury continues deliberations about Mandel-Renacci donations
    The jury is still out in the federal trial in Cleveland of a Stark County telemarketer accused of steering political contributions through employees and their families. Prosecutors say that allowed Ben Suarez to use money from his company – Suarez Corporation Industries – to circumvent campaign finance laws. Nearly $200,000 in the donations went to the failed Senate campaign of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and successful campaign of Congressman Jim Renacci.

    Suarez was pushing them and other Ohio politicians to help him fight a consumer fraud suit in California.

    The candidates returned the money after questions arose about its origins.

    Portman thinks McDonald is a good pick to head the VA
    Ohio’s Republican Sen. Rob Portman is complimenting President Obama’s selection of the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald.

    McDonald retired a year ago as CEO of the Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble. He also was a graduate of West Point and an Army Ranger.

    Portman issued a statement saying, "I'm glad to see the President reach out to someone with a wealth of experience managing a complex organization” who also has military experience.

    He also says he’ll share views he’s gathered in meetings with Ohio veterans during McDonald’s confirmation hearing. 

    Timken prepares for its formal split
    The 115-year-old Timken Company formally splits into two companies tomorrow.

    The break-up of the Stark County company’s roller bearings and steel divisions was forced by activist shareholders led by the California State Teacher’s Retirement System, who say Timken’s stock was undervalued.

    The company has made bearings in Stark County for decades. It began making specialty steel in order to produce the bearings, and it is finishing a $225 million expansion of its biggest steel mill. The bulk of the thousands of jobs now in Stark County is steel.

     

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