finance

Dayton-based payday lender continues to bury customers in debt

BY: - October 3, 2022

Dozens of consumer complaints and a recent court ruling show how a Dayton-based payday lender continues to bury low-income customers in debt through predatory loans. The complaints detail customers who borrowed a few hundred dollars for short periods from NCP Finance, only to wind up owing thousands to pay them off. They range in time […]

Lawmaker proposed $300m handout to nursing homes; then raised $52,000 from their liaisons

BY: - May 12, 2022

An Ohio lawmaker last year proposed allocating $300 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds, divvied up among Ohio’s nursing homes with no strings attached. Ten days later, Rep. Sara Carruthers, R-Hamilton, received a $13,200 campaign contribution from the CEO of a chain of 59 nursing homes, $13,200 from his business partner, and another $13,200 from […]

GOP megadonor gives $10,000 to small-town council candidate

BY: - October 26, 2021

One of the biggest donors in Ohio politics wrote a $10,000 check to a candidate running for city council in Worthington, a Columbus suburb with a population just below 15,000. Virginia “Ginni” Ragan, who The Columbus Dispatch identified as the biggest state-level political donor of the last decade, gave $10,000 to Mike Duffey’s Worthington City […]

Ohio’s economic leaders remain cautiously optimistic in monthly financial report

BY: - November 27, 2020

Ohio’s monthly financial report showed growth in several categories, but the state’s financial managers remained cautiously optimistic. The October numbers for unemployment, revenue growth and economic recovery were released recently by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. “October revenues continued to perform at a greater level than would normally be expected from an economy […]