Chillicothe Gazette: Union Township joins online checkbook
January 28, 2018
COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has announced the launch of Union 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. Union Township is the seventh township in Ross County to post its spending on OhioCheckbook.com. Union Township’s online checkbook includes more than 7,200 individual transactions that represent more than $3.3 million of total spending over the past three years.
“Union Township is excited to join our fellow Ross County transparency leaders by participating in the OhioCheckbook.com program,” said Union Township Fiscal Officer Karen Gossman.
On April 7, 2015 Treasurer Mandel sent a letter to 18,062 local government and school officials representing 3,962 local governments throughout the state calling on them to place their checkbook-level data on OhioCheckbook.com and extending an invitation to partner with his office at no cost to local governments. These local governments include cities, counties, townships, schools, library districts and other special districts.