Blogger wins lawsuit vs. Fairfield Twp. (Ohio) over public records

From Middletown Journal:

MIDDLETOWN — The 12th District Court of Appeals sided with a Fairfield Twp. resident who sued the township over public records requests.
Shannon Hartkemeyer has sued the township twice over her unfulfilled public records requests for meeting minutes, audio tapes and agendas — once in the appellate court and once in Butler County Common Pleas Court. The common pleas court suit will go to trial May 30 and the appeals court announced its decision in her mandamus action Tuesday.
The opinion says she and township administrators went back and forth regarding her requests and when she still did not have her requests completely fulfilled she filed her lawsuit on April 12. The township sent the outstanding records to Hartkemeyer on July 20.
… The appeals court found Hartkemeyer must be paid $1,000 in statutory damages because of the delay in handing over the records. …