Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost
Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the Ohio House’s passage of Senate Bill 60 - legislation to rename a portion of I-670 the Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart Memorial Highway:
“I-670 got funded by the federal government because Buck pounded on Don Regan and Lee Verstandig’s doors at the White House every month and rang their phones off the hook in between,” Auditor Yost said. “This is a wonderful tribute to a man that would never, never, never, never give up on Columbus – or anything else.”
“Everyone who knew Buck will be forever grateful to Senator Hughes for his leadership on this bill,” Auditor Yost added.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.