Charlestown Township Joins OhioCheckbook.gov
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that Charlestown Township (Portage County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“We applaud Charlestown Township on its commitment to increasing transparency for its residents,” said Treasurer Sprague. “OhioCheckbook.gov empowers taxpayers by providing them a direct look into how their hard-earned dollars are being spent, and we welcome the township’s partnership in helping to further grow the Ohio Checkbook”
Charlestown Township is the 12th government entity in Portage County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The township’s online checkbook includes more than 4,863 individual transactions that represent over $1.2 million in spending from January 2, 2016 through December 29, 2019.
OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The new transparency website combined OhioCheckbook.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government.
By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come
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 $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.