Ohio Ethics Commission

Former Ohio Congressman and current Democratic gubernatorial Candidate Dennis Kucinich has reported 2017 speaking income from a group with sympathies toward the Syrian government. 

The Ohio Inspector General's office says a former Department of Administrative Services IT supervisor possibly violated ethics laws by pursuing and accepting a job with a state vendor while managing that vendor's multi-million dollar contract.

The Republican Ohio Supreme Court justice challenged for accepting an invitation to speak to a Toledo anti-abortion group after the Court agreed to hear an appeal involving an abortion clinic has declined to recuse herself from the case.

Former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills has been placed on leave from her job as head of St. Stephen's Community House while authorities investigate organizational spending.

The utility that owns Ohio's two nuclear power plants says it needs to charge its customers more in order save the facilities.

Newark City Council president Don Ellington has reached a deal with the Ohio Ethics Commission over the sale of five properties.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office is declining to prosecute civil rights allegations against the Columbus Division of Police in the wake of two cases of alleged racism by a white officer.

The Ohio Ethics Commission says four current or former Columbus City Council members paid less than they should have to watch an Ohio State football game in a luxury suite with a lobbyist.

Columbus City Council last night approved new ethics regulations proposed last year in the wake of the Redflex bribery scandal and two investigations of council members by the Ohio Ethics Commission. 

WCBE Files

The Ohio Ethics Commission says there is no evidence of wrongdoing by current or former Columbus City Council members.

Columbus City Council last night approved 16 million dollars in contracts to expand the arts and tourism.

State investigators found no evidence of lobbying law violations by a Wright State University consultant whose firm was paid nearly 1 million dollars in 2014 to secure state and federal funding to pay for a presidential debate later this year.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 100 thousand dollar contract for St. Stephens Community House to fight infant mortality.

Republican Ohio House speaker Cliff Rosenberger has ordered an ethics investigation of whether a consultant for Wright State University possibly advised the school's president to offer to throw him a major fundraiser while he was advocating for state money.

WCBE Files

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther is among several city officials under investigation for ethics violations.

City Hall sources tell WCBE the Ohio Ethics Commission is investigating Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andy Ginther and three other current or former council members for a lobbyist-funded trip they took to the Big Ten Championship game last December.

Amid an FBI bribery investigation, Democratic Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills says she will resign on September 4th and will not run for election this year.


A federal district  judge is resigning his seat as an Ohio State University trustee to resolve an ethics investigation over his job teaching at the university's law school.

The Ohio Ethics Commission has ruled a tax break deal struck last year with Findlay-based Marathon Petroleum posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of JobsOhio, the privatized economic-development entity spearheaded by Republican Governor John Kasich.

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The State Auditor's office is asking the Ohio Ethics Commission to investigate Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo.

The state Ethics Commission is investigating whether an Ohio State University trustee who is also a federal judge is violating state ethics laws by teaching at Ohio State's law school.

The Ohio Ethics Commission has warned six of nine directors of JobsOhio's board their business interests raise potential conflicts of interest.

The Ohio Ethics Commission has found possible conflicts-of-interest by employees of JobsOhio, the private jobs entity created by Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich.

GOP Files Complaint Over FitzGerald Campaign Contribution

Sep 9, 2013

The Ohio Republican Party is filing a complaint with the state elections watchdog accusing FitzGerald of violating campaign contribution laws. 

Mayfield Heights Mayor Greg Costabile is stepping down today with an ethics conviction on his record.

The state Ethics Commission says Ohio State University President Gordon Gee did not willfully do anything wrong when he left some travel expenses off his financial disclosure statements.