City of Dover Joins OhioCheckbook.gov
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the City of Dover (Tuscarawas County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“Taxpayers deserve to know how their money is being spent, and OhioCheckbook.gov provides important insight on the decisions being made in their communities,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We’re proud to welcome the City of Dover as our latest partner in fiscal transparency.”
The City of Dover is the ninth public entity in Tuscarawas County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The city’s online checkbook includes nearly 20,000 individual transactions representing over $78 million in spending from January 2020 through July 2021.
“The City of Dover residents deserve accountable and transparent leadership, and I am proud the city is making this a priority,” said City of Dover Auditor Nicole Stoldt. “We are taking the next step by teaming up with the Ohio Treasurer’s office through OhioCheckbook.gov to enhance the transparency of the city’s finances.”
OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The 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 government levels.
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.