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Amid rising trade tensions between China and the Trump administration, Chinese officials met with Ohio business leaders in Columbus on Wednesday for a business and policy luncheon.

Republican Sen. Frank LaRose of Hudson.
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As the Ohio House was going through multiple rounds of voting to pick a new speaker, the Senate passed a surprise amendment to expand the state auditor’s power to look into the workings of the privatized non-profit entity JobsOhio.

Democratic nominee for Ohio governor Richard Cordray visited a manufacturing site in Cleveland on Tuesday and talked about his small business plans.  

Cordray met with business leaders for a closed-to-press session at Magnet, a manufacturing incubator that receives state and federal funding.

The former federal consumer protection chief then toured the facility on the eastern edge of downtown. Founders of some of Magnet’s startups showed off their products. Cordray handled lightweight “smart mulch,” inspected adaptive clothing for seniors and sampled Cleveland Whiskey.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday’s primary for governor.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich is sounding off about a report over the weekend saying that his job creation record for the last two years is only slightly better than that of his Democratic predecessor, Ted Strickland.

State Auditor To Push For One-Time Audit Of JobsOhio

Feb 1, 2018
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost
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Ohio's state auditor says he's pushing legislation that would allow a one-time audit of the state's privatized economic development office.

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Rising sales of booze in the Buckeye State are leaving the state agency that oversees liquor thirsting for more operators.

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White Castle plans to spend $65 million to transform its home office in Columbus. The project includes adding some workers.

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Social networking giant Facebook did as was reported this week, announcing announced it will build a new, 970,000-square-foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives.

But the terms of those agreements weren’t easy to come by.

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Last year was a hard one in a category that nearly every politician talks about and nearly every election hinges on: the economy. And specifically, it was a tough year for job growth in Ohio.

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Ohio's privatized economic-development agency says in its annual report that it's created a record 23,602 jobs last year.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich  is scheduled to join state and local officials for a jobs-related announcement in Columbus after spending much of his time recently on the presidential campaign trail.

According a media advisory from Kasich's office, the Republican governor and presidential contender plans to appear at a Wednesday afternoon event with the head of PTT Global Chemical, a giant chemical and fuel-refining company.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and JobsOhio president John Minor also are slated to attend the announcement at the Statehouse.

An ethics complaint filed against Ohio Gov. John Kasich's privatized job-creation office has nowhere to go due to the way legislation creating JobsOhio was crafted. Ohio Ethics Commission executive director Paul Nick tells The Columbus Dispatch that his board has no authority over conflict of interest issues when it comes to JobsOhio.

Transparency in JobsOhio Finances

Mar 11, 2013

10:00 Last week, JobsOhio, Governor John Kasich's private job-creation corporation, came under scrutiny for allegedly funneling $5 million in public money into its own funds. The Governor responded to questions, saying that it's "complicated." This hour, we'll talk to a panel of reporters and policy experts to gain some insight into this issue.   Guests

10:00 The Ohio Supreme Court has taken up the question of constitutionality for the governor’s privatized development agency, JobsOhio. On this segment, we'll talk about the case and its implications. Guests

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