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.