Lake Township Joins OhioCheckbook.gov
COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that Lake Township (Wood County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“OhioCheckbook.gov serves as an easy-to-use tool to increase government transparency and shine a light on state and local spending,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We’re proud to have Lake Township as a partner and look forward to working with them to provide this information to residents.”
Lake Township is the 21st entity in Wood County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The township’s online checkbook includes more than 18,000 individual transactions that represent over $13.5 million in spending from January 2018 through January 2021.
“I’m very excited for the Township to partner with Ohio Checkbook to improve fiscal transparency to our residents,” said Lake Township Fiscal Officer Buddy Ritson. “Ohio Checkbook is a phenomenal tool that will allow the residents of Lake Township to be able to see exactly where their tax dollars are going.”
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 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.
You can learn more about Lake Township by visiting their page on the Ohio Checkbook. To access another local government website, visit the Local Government & Schools page on OhioCheckbook.gov.
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.