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Former Columbus Dispatch Editor Named To Post In State Auditor's Office

Former Columbus Dispatch Editor Ben Marrison

A former leader of the Columbus Dispatch newspaper has been appointed to a top post in Republican State Auditor Dave Yost’s office. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Former Columbus Dispatch Editor Ben Marrison will be Yost’s new Communications Director for the Public Affairs Department. Marrison had worked at the newspaper for 16 years but resigned last year, shortly after the Wolfe Family, who had owned it for 160 years, sold it to a new company. Marrison is not new to Capitol Square. He worked as the Statehouse Bureau Chief for the Cleveland Plain Dealer back in the 90’s. Yost, a former newspaper reporter himself, is considering a run for the Attorney General’s office in 2018. Marrison starts his new job at Yost’s office in April.

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