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Ohio prisons to pay $1000 to inmate after withholding COVID-19 info, supreme court rules

BY: - April 29, 2021

The state prison authority must pay an inmate $1,000 after gumming up and rejecting his request for information on coronavirus infections among staff and employees at a Toledo prison, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled. In an unsigned opinion Tuesday, the justices ruled 4-3 that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections failed to satisfy Toledo […]

COVID deniers drop lawsuit against health department; their $130k legal fund remains

BY: - March 17, 2021

A citizen group called Ohio Stands Up dropped its lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health after alleging the state’s orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 amounted to “absolute tyranny.” The group of plaintiffs is comprised of eight Ohioans — including Ohio Board of Education member Kirsten Hill — who baselessly alleged that COVID-19 […]

Columbus, Dayton allege ‘dangerous failure’ in state gun background check system

BY: - November 10, 2020

Two of Ohio’s largest cities have accused the state government of a “continuing and dangerous failure” to report criminal convictions to the federal background check system, leaving the door open for felons to procure firearms. Attorneys for the cities of Columbus and Dayton filed the lawsuit in Franklin County court Monday morning. They’re asking a […]

After lawsuit, health department releases COVID-19 faulty test kit emails

BY: - September 28, 2020

After the Ohio Capital Journal filed a public records lawsuit, the state health department released several hundred pages of correspondence with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OCJ requested the correspondence on March 27, after then-Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton informed the public that a coronavirus test kit the CDC supplied […]

Democrats challenge LaRose’s election postponement in state Supreme Court

BY: - March 18, 2020

The Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order — issued hours before Election Day was to commence — postponing in-person voting until June. LaRose issued the directive rescheduling the elections after the CDC escalated its social distancing guidelines Monday. The guidelines are […]

The future of the purge, the voucher lawsuit, and free speech in Ohio

BY: - February 4, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: The future of the purge. Columbus Dispatch’s Rick Rouan and Doug Caruso are reporting, “County election officials wait […]

Lawsuit claims state stonewalled request for documents on drugs used in capital punishment

BY: - January 14, 2020

An attorney claimed the state has stonewalled her public records request, for the second time since 2016, seeking documents on drugs Ohio uses for capital punishment. Elizabeth Och, a Denver attorney, alleged to the Ohio Supreme Court in November that the state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has failed to respond outright to a July […]