KYLENAW, Ohio — A reporter for the local Columbus newspaper resigned Tuesday amid a sexual harassment scandal involving a female reporter.
The Columbus Dispatch and The Dispatch-Herald said reporter Jessica Keweenaw resigned after The Dispatch and Herald discovered that Keweenaws employer, the Dayton Daily News, was paying her for work she had not done.
Keweenaw, 27, has been with The Dispatch since March and was a reporter for almost a year, including a five-month assignment to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2014.
The newspaper said it had been unaware of the arrangement for some time and has asked the Ohio Bureau of Investigation to conduct a probe.
The investigation is continuing.
Keemptaw did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Keventaw told The Dispatch in an email that she had no comment and has been cooperating with the investigation.
The Dispatch-Dispatch is owned by the Ohio Newspaper Association, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that advocates for independent journalism.
The Associated Press and ABC News were not immediately available for comment.