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Last updated 1:21PM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
State Auditor says the city of Wellston has big financial woes
(WOUB) - The state auditor is questioning whether a Jackson County city can continue operating.

An recently released audit for fiscal year 2006 shows the city of Wellston is carrying a deficit of about 235-thousand dollars between its cemetary and garbage funds.

It also says the city has not presented a plan for continued operation.. Due to the financial uncertainty.

In addition to the monetary issues, the audit also brings up ethical concerns...

It accuses Wellston city council members of conducting business with companies they own..without showing that other vendors were considered.

It also states that city employees used city-owned equipment for personal use.

According to a news release, city leaders say that issue has been addressed.

Officials from the city of Wellston were not available to comment on the audit.
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