Ohio Inspector General

from left to right: Gov. John Kasich; ODNR Director Jim Zehringer; and ODRC Director Gary Mohr announce inmate cabin building project at the Ohio State Fair
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The former director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and about 40 state employees improperly accepted a free Lake Erie fishing trip two years ago.

The office of the Ohio Inspector General (OIG) has found evidence of wrongdoing by a non-profit associated with Wright State University. The investigation released Tuesday centers on Double Bowler, the real estate management company established by Wright State in 2014.

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Fraud was widespread at the Ohio agency that provides prison jobs for inmates, including granting employees improper freebies and discounts on prisoner work and building an illegal shack for smoke breaks, the state watchdog said in a report issued Thursday.


Ohio's government lacks rules for awarding bid contracts by outside IT vendors, said a report issued Monday by the Ohio Inspector General.

A state inspector general's report says a former top aide to Ohio's lieutenant governor claimed traveling to salon appointments as work and got paid for it.