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Ohio’s Public Agencies Need to Prepare for In-Person Meetings

USA - May 18 2021 Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Legislature has permitted virtual public meetings under an exemption to Ohio’s Sunshine Laws…

Jesse J. Shamp

Virtual Public Meetings are Here to Stay: Ohio Extends Open Meetings Act Exception into 2021

USA - November 20 2020 The Open Meetings Act exception allowing public bodies in Ohio to hold virtual meetings and hearings has been extended until at least July 1, 2021…

Carly M. Sherman

Juneteenth Declared Holiday in Ohio and the U.S.: What are Political Subdivision Impacts?

USA - June 21 2021 On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recognized Juneteenth as a national and state holiday. President Biden signed…

Jack B. Hemenway II, Christopher D. Thomas

Ohio Adds ‘Juneteenth Day’ as Holiday for Counties, Townships, and Schools

USA - July 28 2021 Passed as part of the biennial state budget, House Bill 110, Ohio law now officially recognizes Juneteenth Day as an Ohio holiday. Prior to this…

Jack B. Hemenway II, Christopher D. Thomas

Self-audit check: don't spend public money for political purposes

USA - March 6 2013 In the fall of 2012, Ohio Revised Code Section 9.03 was amended. ORC 9.03 provided (and still provides) that no governing body of a political…

Thomas B. Allen, Julie E. Byrne, Donald L. Crain, W. Joseph Scholler, Thomas A. Swope