BEVERLY, Ohio (WTAP) - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced on Wednesday the launch of the Village of Beverly’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com, where anyone can see all state and local government spending details online.
Beverly is the third village in Washington County, along with Lowell and Lower Salem, to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com.
Beverly’s online checkbook includes over 10,000 individual transactions that represent more than $5.5 million of total spending over the past four years.
In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which puts all state spending information on the internet.
OhioCheckbook.com displays more than $621 billion in state and local government spending over the past ten years, including more than 168 million transactions, and includes the following features:
“Google-style” contextual search capabilities, to allow users to sort by keyword, department, category or vendor;
Fully dynamic interactive charts to drill down on state spending;
Functionality to compare state spending year-over-year or among agencies; and,
Capability to share charts or checks with social media networks, and direct contact for agency fiscal offices.
The City of Marietta is in the process of joining OhioCheckbook.com, so Marietta's spending records are not yet available on the site.
See links to the online checkbooks for the Village of Beverly, and other Washington County, Ohio cities, townships and villages, under the "Related Links" section of this story.