Ohio could make public records fights cheaper, quicker

Public records fights take too much time and cost too much money, a slew of Republican leaders said Wednesday.

Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, wants to create a first-of-its-kind way to appeal rejected requests for public records by going through the Ohio Court of Claims.

The advantages? That court is already set up to handle disputes with government, the appeal would take about 45 days and it's cheaper – just $25 to appeal compared to the current $100 fee. Continue…