From the Stark County Treasurer's office:
THIS IS ROTA, FROM THE STARK COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE SPECIAL AUDIT TOTAL IS $210,000., THE INFORMATION THAT WAS IN THE REPOSITORY, ABOUT THE AMOUNT BEING $360,000, PLUS WAS WRONG INFORMATION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM IT, CALL RICK FLOREY, AT THE STARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, WELCOME, TO CALL ME AT THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, THERE IS A CONTRACT AGREEMENT, THAT THE TREASURERDEPARTMENT, HAD TO SIGN FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE AUDIT.
According to Terry (who emailed the SCPR yesterday), Treasurer Zeigler has already passed seven state of Ohio audits, to wit:
The treasures [sic] last 7 audits are in perfect or very good shape with very few suggestions from the State''' They are public record and I suggest you read them before making your comments'''' You will change your tune'' don;t you think the rep' read them''' READ"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" They could not find anything wrong or you would have read about it' TerryYeah Terry, so why is Ohio spending anywhere from $210,000 to nearly $400,000 (depending on whose estimate you believe) on an eighth audit - a forensic audit?
Could it have something to do with Zelgler firng Vince Frustaci (his chief deputy) after alleging that Frustaci had made off with county money back in the spring?
So what are you suggesting Terry?
Something like: "Since the state auditors in their previous seven audits and The Repository (via the opportunity to do or the actual doing of a public records check) didn't catch the missing money, taxpayers have no right to determine exactly how much is missing?"
Is that it, Terry?
Remember, Terry, Zeigler himself says money is missing.
Somehow the SCPR doesn't think Stark County taxpayers agree with you Terry. if that is what you are suggesting.
Sources are saying that maybe as much as $2 to 3 million is missing? However, a county official has been saying of late to the SCPR that with bond money ($500,000, according to media reports) might cover most of the missing money.
And perhaps $2 to 3 million is missing, but nothing is wrong with the books?
Might merit some checking via an eighth "forensic" audit - don't ya think?
If the $2 to 3 million turns out be the missing amount and there is only a $500,000 bond, who do ya suppose might be looked to make up the difference?
Maybe the person elected by Stark County voters and taxpayers to mind the store?
After all Ohio's auditors and The Rep didn't catch it in those seven previous audits!