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Category: Current Issues

Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.

The Ohio Ethics Commission – The Voice of Ethics – 2022 Quarter 2

The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, “The Voice of Ethics,” which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To request an […]

Model Curriculum for Student Interactions with Peace Officers Proposed

The Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) has drafted a model curriculum on proper student interactions with peace officers during traffic stops and other in-person encounters for grades 9-12 as required by R.C. 3301.0721(B). ODE is accepting public comments on the model curriculum through March 28, 2022 via survey, which can be found here. To read […]

2022 Sunshine Laws Manual Released

The Ohio Attorney General has released the 2022 Sunshine Laws Manual, also known as the “Yellow Book,” which serves as a guide on the rights and responsibilities of public officials and citizens under Ohio’s Sunshine Laws — i.e., the Public Records and Open Meetings Acts. The Sunshine Laws give Ohio citizens a right to access […]