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Governor Signs Executive Order on Reading Proficiency for Ohio Children

On March 23, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2023-07D, a measure to create the Governor’s Literacy Challenge designed to improve reading proficiency for Ohio children. To read this executive order, please click here. Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team. Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor […]

Ohio Civil Rights Law Changes Are Prospective, Not Retrospective

In the case of Burch v. Ohio Farmers Ins. Co., 2023-Ohio-912, an appellate court held that an employee asserting pregnancy discrimination claims that accrued prior to the April 15, 2021 effective date for revisions to employment discrimination claims brought under R.C. Chapter 4112 did not require that the employee to either exhaust her administrative remedies, […]

Newsletter Distribution Lists May Not Be Public Records

In the case of Hicks v. Union Twp., 2023-Ohio-874, an appellate court held that email and mailing distribution lists for a township newsletter were not records under R.C. 149.43 as they did not document a governmental function of the township. In this case, a public record requester argued that the email and mailing lists documented […]

Meet Dylan!

Meet Dylan Price, a law clerk at McGown & Markling. Dylan earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Excelsior University and has worked in advertising and marketing. Dylan currently attends the University of Akron School of Law as an elder, né nontraditional, student. Dylan is a member of the American Constitution Society and Student Animal […]