From the daily archives: Sunday, September 23, 2012

It’s a pattern we have become familiar with:

Columbus Dispatch breaks a controversial news story; The central Ohio newspaper reports suspicious activity of public officials; Published stories result in an investigation by the State Auditor; State Auditor launches months-long investigation that includes state agency; And finally, the Auditor finds that the laws and guidelines were not sufficient to find anyone guilty of breaking any laws.

We’re talking, of course, about use of the state plane by Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Speaker William Batchelder, though we understand if you thought we were talking about the investigation into school attendance records […]

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