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Ohio’s expenditure database includes more than 100 local governments

More than 100 local governments added their expenditures to the state's online checkbook on Thursday, a move Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel hopes will spark other local entities open their books to taxpayers.

Spending data for 114 cities, counties, townships, school districts, and special districts are available on the state's website, Expenditures can be viewed by spending category or vendor, with the ability to drill down to individual transactions. The checkbook data can be shared on social media sites and downloaded in spreadsheet form for more analysis. Continue…