Radnor Township joins Ohio’s online checkbook

Staff report

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the launch of Radnor Township’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com.

In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for a second year in a row.

Radnor Township is the eighth township in Delaware County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com. Radnor Township’s online checkbook includes more than 3,900 individual transactions that represent more than $2.7 million of total spending over the past six years.

“I believe the people of Delaware County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” Mandel. said “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”

“The OhioCheckbook.com is a great tool to help provide the citizens of Radnor Township a faster and easier way to view how their tax dollars are being spent,” said Fiscal Officer John Coonfare.

On April 7, 2015, Mandel sent a letter to 18,062 local government and school officials representing 3,962 local governments throughout the state calling on them to place their checkbook level data on OhioCheckbook.com and extending an invitation to partner with his office at no cost to local governments. These local governments include cities, counties, townships, schools, library districts and other special districts.

Staff report