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Appellate Courts Cannot Modify Sanctions Authorized by Statutes if the Administrative Agency’s Order is Supported by Reliable, Probative, and Substantial Evidence

In the case of Hal v. State Dep’t of Educ., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 18AP-301, 2019-Ohio-5081, an Ohio appellate court held that a reviewing court may not modify a sanction that is authorized by statute if the administrative agency’s order is supported by reliable, probative, and substantial evidence. In this case, the Ohio Department of […]

A Board Technically Violates Ohio’s Open Meetings Act when Its Meeting Minutes Do Not Mention an Acceptable Reason to Enter into Executive Session

In the case of Bode v. Concord Twp., 11th Dist. Lake No. 2018-L-116, 2019-Ohio-5062, an Ohio appellate court held that when a public body enters into executive session and the board minutes are deficient in identifying the purpose for entering into executive session, the public body technically violates Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (R.C. 121.22). In […]

December 9th, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update

Matthew John Markling serves as General Counsel for the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) and McGown & Markling is a longstanding strategic partner with OESCA. Please click here to view the December 9th, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the FY 2020-2021 Executive Budget that was released today during a 10:00 a.m. press conference.