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Incorporated Exhibits Become a Part of a Public Record

In the case of State ex rel. Ames v. Portage Cty. Bd. of Commrs., Slip Opinion No. 2023-Ohio-3382, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the city’s failure to attach an exhibit that was incorporated into a public record by the language of the public record constituted a violation of R.C. 149.43(B)(2). In this case, the […]

Court of Common Pleas Can Hear Appeal from Police Officers

In the case of State ex rel. Bower v. Cincinnati, 2023-Ohio-3369, an appellate court held that the police officers’ challenge pursuant to the anonymity rule under Civil Service Rule 10, Section 6 entitled the officers to a quasi-judicial hearing, an appeal for which the court of common pleas could hear. In this case, the police […]

Inmate Tries to Pull a Fast One, Prosecutor’s Office Sniffs It Out

In the case of State ex rel. Ware v. Stone, 2023-Ohio-3284, an appellate court held that the prosecutor’s office provided the requested public records in a reasonable time when the initial public record request envelope did not contain an actual record request and the prosecutor’s office complied with the request within eleven days of receiving […]