Ohio court official finds in favor of The Columbus Dispatch over Powell police in Zach Smith records case

Powell police will provide The Dispatch with records of 2015 domestic-violence complaints against former Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith after a special master for the Ohio Court of Claims found Tuesday that the records were improperly withheld. Police Chief Gary Vest said the department doesn’t plan to appeal the findings in the 40-page…


State Supreme Court sides with Ohio State University about open records

From 10TV:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some critics said on Tuesday that they were worried that it could be easier for universities to hide scandals after the state Supreme Court sided with Ohio State University about open records.


An expert said that the Supreme Court's decision would make it harder to get records in the future.


OSU must turn over some Tressel documents to ESPN

From Mansfield News Journal:

COLUMBUS — The Supreme Court of Ohio today issued a limited writ of mandamus ordering Ohio State University to provide ESPN with several documents related to the 2011 NCAA investigation of football coach Jim Tressel that the university had previously refused to provide to the network in response to public records requests.