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Columbus State union calls for Borges resignation from board

By: - July 23, 2020 11:01 am

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The faculty union for Columbus State Community College has asked for the resignation of a board member after he was charged in the federal investigation also charging Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder.

The executive Committee of the Columbus State Education Association announced in a Thursday statement the call for Matthew Borges’ resignation from the college’s Board of Trustees. Borges is one of five people charged in an alleged federal bribery and money laundering scheme related to a nuclear plant bailout in the state.

“We need a board that is not distracted and completely focused on our students,” said Tom Shanahan, CSEA president in the statement.

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Susan Tebben
Susan Tebben

Susan Tebben is an award-winning journalist with a decade of experience covering Ohio news, including courts and crime, Appalachian social issues, government, education, diversity and culture. She has worked for The Newark Advocate, The Glasgow (KY) Daily Times, The Athens Messenger, and WOUB Public Media. She has also had work featured on National Public Radio.