Judicial rulings weaken Ohio public records laws

From Vindy.com:

If the current state of public-records law were a student, Ohio should be worried that the once-star pupil is now in danger of failing, a First Amendment lawyer said late this week.

“Ohio public-record law is predicated on the inarguable proposition that public records are the public’s records and that the incidental custodians, whether it be a civil servant or an elected official, are truly custodians, and they operate as trustees for all of us in the custody and handling of those records,” Toledo attorney Fritz Byers, said at the convention of the Ohio Newspaper Association. Byers is The Blade of Toledo’s attorney in open-government cases.