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  • Republicans In a Bind (Ohio GOP Chairman very pessimistic: Critical of DeWine, Voinovich)

    06/17/2005 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 54 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register ^ | June 16, 2005 | Joselyn King
    ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett told Belmont County Republicans there are problems ahead for the state GOP in 2006 at a fund-raiser this week at Undo's West in St. Clairsville. His words came amid allegations of financial and ethical wrongdoing by some Republican officeholders in Ohio just as the 2006 race for governor begins - and as 2008 presidential campaigns start to take shape. "There are a few people in our party who have abused their trust," Bennett said, making reference to a scandal in which Republican office holders invested state money in rare coins. As...
  • Householder probe seizes computers (Investigation of former Ohio House Speaker)

    06/04/2005 3:19:49 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 1 replies · 370+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 4, 2005 | Ted Wendling and Sandy Theis
    Columbus - Federal authorities investigating former House Speaker Larry Householder have seized two computers belonging to the House's head of information technology. Scott Borgemenke, chief of staff to House Speaker Jon Husted, said two IRS agents showed up with a subpoena on April 27. The subpoena demanded computer hard drives, backup hard drives, CDs and other storage media for computers assigned since January 2004 to Dusten Kohlhorst, the House's chief IT officer. Borgemenke said he and Jack Christopher, the House's chief legal counsel, turned over one computer that day and a second the following day.
  • Householder associates part of probe (Former Ohio House Speaker)

    04/21/2005 1:19:50 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 21, 2005 | Ted Wendling and Sandy Theis
    -- A federal grand jury has subpoenaed personnel and payroll records for five current and former House Republican caucus employees as part of its public corruption investigation of former Speaker Larry Householder. Issued March 29, the subpoena requests records on Melissa (Missy) Craddock, the House GOP's executive policy assistant for health and human services, and Dan Baker, a budget analyst. The former House employees whose records were subpoenaed are Dwight Crum, Megan Teeters and Steven Cuckler. Scott Borgemenke, chief of staff for Speaker Jon Husted, said the grand jury's request for records on a sixth person, Tim Mishler, was misdirected....
  • Agents get papers, interviews in statehouse probe (Ohio House of Representatives)

    02/25/2005 4:30:43 PM PST · by Columbus Dawg · 1 replies · 369+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | February 25, 2005 | Sandy Theis and Ted Wendling
    -- A federal grand jury subpoenaed payroll records, expense accounts and computer hard drives from the Ohio House of Representatives as part of a widening campaign-spending investigation of ex-House Speaker Larry Householder and his top political aides. Dated Feb. 1, the subpoena requests only records involving Householder and former Chief of Staff Brett Buerck. Newly elected Speaker Jon Husted, a Dayton-area Republican, has urged House employees to cooperate with the probe. "We fully complied with the request and turned over documents that same week," said Jack Christopher, legal counsel for the House Republican caucus. The materials included paper records, a...
  • Dump Householder, Blackwell says (Ohio GOP infighting)

    05/25/2004 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 33 replies · 1,407+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 25 May 2004 | Sandy Theis and Ted Wendling
    Dump Householder, Blackwell says Demand is latest round in GOP infighting Tuesday, May 25, 2004 Sandy Theis and Ted Wendling Plain Dealer Bureau Columbus - Ohio's Republican Party chairman should demand that Larry Householder resign as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and show contrition for the "political racketeering done on his watch," Secretary of State Ken Blackwell said Monday. Blackwell made his comments in a letter to GOP Chairman Bob Bennett - a letter that inflamed the growing scandal engulfing House Republicans and the infighting afflicting the GOP. The letter followed Plain Dealer reports that federal officials have...