New manual released as National Sunshine Week begins

From Gallipolis Daily Tribune:

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has released his office’s 2013 edition of “Ohio Sunshine Laws: An Open Government Resource Manual,” also known as the “Yellow Book.” The release of the updated manual coincides with the start of National Sunshine Week, taking place from March 10-16.

“Part of our mission to protect Ohio families includes protecting the public’s right to know and to hold their government accountable,” said DeWine. “The Ohio Attorney General’s Office offers many resources to help Ohioans access open government, including our Sunshine Laws Manual, Sunshine Laws trainings and our Public Records Mediation Program.”

The Sunshine Laws Manual provides summary of Revised Code provisions and case law regarding Ohio Public Records Law and Open Meetings Law. The 2013 edition includes updates on recent open government legal decisions and law changes. It can be accessed at