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8/8/2019

Logan County Joins OhioCheckbook.com

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague joined Logan County Auditor Jack Reser and other county officials today to announce that Logan County has joined OhioCheckbook.com. The announcement came as part of a press conference held today at the Logan County Commissioners Office.

“Transparency in government is more important now than ever before, and the Ohio Checkbook gives hard-working taxpayers a window into state and local spending,” said Treasurer Sprague.  “I am happy to partner with Logan County, and we believe this effort will help people to become more involved in the decisions impacting their communities.” 

Logan County is the 45th county to join OhioCheckbook.com. The county’s online checkbook includes over 30,000 individual transactions that represent more than $166 million in spending in 2018.

“We are pleased to work with Treasurer Sprague and staff via Ohio Checkbook to offer greater transparency of the fiscal activities of Logan County Government,” said Logan County Auditor Jack Reser. “The Ohio Checkbook platform offers Logan County citizens the opportunity to see the efficient use of their tax dollars at work.”

Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. There are currently more than 1,100 local government entities on the Ohio Checkbook, and more than 40 have joined since January.

Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of August 2019, there have been more than 1.2 million searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.

For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on https://logancounty.ohiocheckbook.com.

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Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.