Mason http://wmub.org en State Rep. Peter Beck indicted on 53 additional charges http://wmub.org/post/state-rep-peter-beck-indicted-53-additional-charges <p>State Rep. Peter Beck, a Mason Republican who already faces trial on 16 counts of fraud and theft, was hit with a 53- count felony indictment Thursday stemming from the same case.</p><p>A Hamilton County grand jury issued the latest indictment after a joint investigation by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.</p><p>The new charges cover a longer period of time than the original indictments last July.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:21:39 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23085 at http://wmub.org State Rep. Peter Beck indicted on 53 additional charges Beck won't resign Ohio House seat, lawyer says http://wmub.org/post/beck-wont-resign-ohio-house-seat-lawyer-says <p>State Rep. Peter Beck of Mason, indicted Friday on 16 felony charges, will not be resigning from his seat in the Ohio House, his lawyer said Monday.</p><p>"He has no intention of doing that,'' Konrad Kircher, the Mason lawyer who is defending the Republican lawmaker told WVXU. "These are just charges. He plans to fight them, clear his name, and put this behind him."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:34:40 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15258 at http://wmub.org Beck won't resign Ohio House seat, lawyer says State Rep. Peter Beck indicted on 16 fraud counts http://wmub.org/post/state-rep-peter-beck-indicted-16-fraud-counts <p>State Rep. Peter Beck, a Mason Republican, has been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on 16 felony counts involving alleged security fraud – charges that could result in a maximum of 102 years&nbsp; in prisons if convicted on all counts.</p><p><br>And, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday at a press conference with Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, there could well be more charges to come in an “on-going investigation” of Beck’s handling of money of investors in a start-up software company.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:47:45 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15174 at http://wmub.org State Rep. Peter Beck indicted on 16 fraud counts How Mason became a magnet for high-tech companies http://wmub.org/post/how-mason-became-magnet-high-tech-companies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of</span><a style="line-height: 1.5;" href="http://www.imaginemason.org/business/index.cfm"> Mason </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is quickly becoming a magnet for high-tech companies.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Faced with&nbsp;challenging economic times and competition from&nbsp;neighboring cities, Mason&nbsp;decided to get creative to&nbsp;target these sectors:</span></p><ul><li>Biohealth</li><li>Biohealth IT</li><li>Digital IT</li></ul><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson & Ann 14012 at http://wmub.org How Mason became a magnet for high-tech companies German company picks Mason for production facility http://wmub.org/post/german-company-picks-mason-production-facility <p><a href="http://www.festo.com/net/startpage/">Festo</a>, a German-based manufacturing company, is moving its production, assembly and distribution facility from Long Island, New York to Mason. The new 175,000 sq. ft. building will open in 2015 along the growing&nbsp; I-71 technology corridor on a 45-acre site.&nbsp;Earlier this year &nbsp;<a href="http://www.wvxu.org/post/masons-technology-corridor">WVXU reported</a>&nbsp;Mason has created&nbsp; nearly $110 million in new investment and created 1,400 new jobs since 2011.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Mason was chosen because of location</strong></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:53:45 +0000 Ann Thompson 13321 at http://wmub.org German company picks Mason for production facility