Inspector General

Cuyahoga County may make it easier for employees to report whistleblower complaints within county government.

County council gave a first reading to revised reporting safeguards Monday evening.

Councilman Dale Miller, a Democrat who introduced the measure, said it grew out of talks with county Inspector General Mark Griffin. The changes are intended to give potential whistleblowers more comfort in coming forward with complaints, Miller said.

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WIKIMEDIA

The head of Ohio’s government watchdog agency has found what he’s calling “rampant fraud, waste and abuse” in the inmate vocational training program that operates 33 shops at 13 prisons.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, August 27:

  • Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff for John McCain
  • Ohio Libertarians set slate for fall elections
  • Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Cuyahoga Falls televangelist Ernest Angley
  • Wright State's faculty union sets strike date
  • Hunting Works for Ohio reports hunting generates over $1 billion
  • Records show Ohio government watchdog refused to investigate collusion allegations

Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff for John McCain

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A recent report by the state Inspector General that looked into the work activities of two former aides to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is being questioned. 

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

When he was chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party in June 2014, Chris Redfern accused a former top employee of Taylor's of campaigning while on the payroll for her state job.