Alleged tardy deposit raises questions about Grace


Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to recent news out of Athens, but affects the entire district this election. Sarah Grace, candidate for Ohio House 94th District was the treasurer of Athens East Elementary PTO, where there was a reported $5,823 bank account discrepancy.

There are many jaw-dropping issues brought to light in the story. One that I found simply baffling is why Sarah Grace waited more than three months to deposit $1,651 that was raised at the East Elementary book fair, most of which was cash.

That alone raises several serious questions. How much of that was cash? Just as baffling was the Athens Messenger’s report that in August, Grace “made a bank deposit of $1,651 into the PTO account – even though she was no longer treasurer and hadn’t been treasurer since June 30.”

How can someone who is no longer treasurer walk into a bank and transact business with the PTO’s account like that? Furthermore, the book fair was in May, when she was still the treasurer and would be for well over another month.

I think we can all agree it was her responsibility to make that deposit in a timely fashion, which certainly is not more than three months later.

There are many more unanswered questions. I don’t know if I am more troubled by Sarah Grace’s lack of answers or her refusal to accept responsibility.

She also did not file tax returns for this local nonprofit. This is the same woman that said in a primary debate that she would like to take the term “under God” out of the pledge of allegiance.

She is unfit to be our representative. Vote Jay Edwards for state representative.

Matthew Taylor

Athens