29 Canton city employees are no longer working for the city, after a city audit.
Canton officials say those full-time employees had voluntarily retired and started collecting pensions while remaining on the city's payroll.
City public service director Warren Price, who's chief of staff for Canton mayor William Healy, says employees must end their employment with the city under State law when retiring.
But Price says in nearly all of the 29 cases, authorities overseeing their employment were never notified of their retirement.
The city is trying to figure out how much money or overpayment is involved, or how much money was paid to those who shouldn't have been paid at all.
Portage County commissioners will have to pay $132,708 to the state after a dispute on how the county used federal job training money.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that questionable spending of Workforce Investment Funds was found by the Ohio Auditor.
The original repayment that was asked for was $771,934, but the county refused to pay the full amount.
State and county representatives came together and reduced the number after only finding $132,708 that could not be documented as properly spent.
The original audit found the county misused money for various things like advertising for job fairs and gifts including laptops, video games and charge cards.
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