March 12, 2015
As our readers know, Ohio’s Public Records laws have been rendered somewhat less effective than previously by recent Ohio Supreme Court rulings, making the pursuit of such cases more difficult. As a result, public agencies are even more reluctant to produce public records.
Thus, comes today’s announcement from State Auditor David Yost that his office has implemented a process as a part of State audits of public entities. Now they will accept and investigate complaints about non-compliance with public records requests, and make a negative notation in their audit reports for failure to comply.
You may read that story in today’s Columbus Dispatch here.