East Liverpool Review: Elkrun Township’s online checkbook to launch this week
East Liverpool Review
July 31, 2017
COLUMBUS — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Tuesday the launch of Elkrun Township’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet.
Elkrun is the second township in Columbiana County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com. Elkrun’s online checkbook includes over 1,800 individual transactions that represent more than $1.5 million of total spending over the past three years.
“I believe the people of Columbiana County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” Mandel said. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”
“Our residents deserve to have easy access to Elkrun Township’s expenditures,” said township Fiscal Officer Linda Eells. “OhioCheckbook.com will provide transparency of those expenditures.”