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Auditor To Review Ohio Officials' State Plane Use

Ohio's auditor plans to review whether government leaders have properly used state aircraft for public business in the past two years. The Columbus Dispatch reports the auditor will look at how the planes were used by Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, former Gov. Ted Strickland and others. Democratic state Rep. Matt Lundy of Elyria had asked the auditor's office to investigate how the aircraft were used after the governor ordered Taylor to reimburse the state for some trips she took. Taylor paid the state more than $1,000 in November. The flights on a state plane went to or from Akron-Canton Airport, a few miles from her home. Aides had said Taylor didn't act improperly but that the reimbursement erased doubt about it.