Report: Board, beneficiaries of JobsOhio linked

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper review has found six of nine board members at JobsOhio, Gov. John Kasich’s privatized economic development office, have ties to companies that received tax credits or other state or JobsOhio assistance since Kasich took office in 2011.

For an article Wednesday, The Dayton Daily News identified JobsOhio directors who were either employed by, on the board of or stockholders in the benefiting companies.

Those included Ohio corporate heavy hitters Bob Evans, Procter & Gamble, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Oil.

JobsOhio spokeswoman Laura Jones said the analysis encompassed incentive packages that were granted before JobsOhio existed or had a board. She said the office requires directors to abide by a strong conflict of interest policy.

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