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Miami Twp. trustees approve putting spending online with Ohio program

Miami Twp. residents will now be able to go online to check out government spending in their community.

Trustees Tuesday night approved a measure to join the Ohio treasurer’s online checkbook program, OhioCheckbook.com.

The program launched in 2014, allows Ohio citizens to see every expenditure in state and local governments, according to the state.

The township is expected to join the nearly 1,400 local government and school districts using the program, which the city of West Carrollton joined last month, according to the state treasurer’s office.

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Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has been the focus of more than 985,000 total searches, according to the state. The website 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.

Trustees are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. in the Miami Twp. Government Center, 2700 Lyons Road.

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