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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's nonprofit job-creation entity has reported raising almost $7 million in donations and contributed services and paying top salaries to some staff last year.

Documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press and other media show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were $100,000 or more.

The documents show that JobsOhio's president and chief investment officer drew a $225,000 salary in 2012, far more than Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) salary of about $149,000.

The $7 million in contributions were made from July 5, 2011, to June 30, 2012, according to information the nonprofit was required to report to the state Development Services Agency.

The documents provide a glimpse into the private nonprofit created to handle Ohio's economic development duties - work previously handled by a state government department.

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