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This profile was last updated on 4/12/05  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Chairman
    The Ohio Rail Development Commission


  • juris doctorate
    Cleveland State University School of Law
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Web References
The Times Leader: Jim Betts speaker for Build-a-Champ breakfast - - East Liverpool Review Online, 12 April 2005 [cached]
EAST LIVERPOOL - City native Jim Betts will be guest speaker Friday at the annual East Liverpool Build-a-Champ Campaign breakfast.
The breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. at the YMCA Memorial Auditorium on Fourth Street.
Betts was a standout basketball player for East Liverpool High School in the late1940s.He went on to set scoring records for Ohio University, graduating with high honors in 1954.He later became an attorney, graduating with his juris doctorate from Cleveland State University School of Law in 1976.
Betts is a longtime state political figure who has been a candidate for U.S.Senator and lieutenant governor, and was a six-term state House legislator representing a Cleveland-area constituency.As a Columbus attorney representing a consortium of about 60 Ohio school districts, Betts has been involved in the 14-year legislative and judicial struggle to find a more equitable solution for public school funding in the state.
He is chairman of the Ohio Rail Development Commission, and has served on a number of public-private groups involved in stadium development and high-speed rail projects.
OPR >> News >> 2002 - 2003, 2 Oct 2003 [cached]
"We believe this is very worthwhile project," said James E. Betts, chairman of the ORDC.
"We believe this is very worthwhile project," said James E. Betts, Chairman of the ORDC.
NEWS, 15 July 2004 [cached]
ORDC Chairman James Betts will formally present the cast iron crossbucks to the Dennison Railroad Museum shortly after noon on Thursday, July 29 th at the Dennison Depot.
New Page 3, 22 Jan 2004 [cached]
"We are glad to partner with COTA in this effort" stated ORDC Chairman James E. Betts.
NEWS, 11 Sept 2003 [cached]
"The Ohio Rail Development Commission is very proud of the way the railroads have responded (to the security threat)," said James E. Betts, Chairman of the Commission, which oversees rail issues for the State of Ohio.
"There is no question that the movement of goods and people by rail in a quick and cost-effective manner is critical to the economy of Ohio and our nation,' said ORDC's Chairman James Betts.
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