Opinion: Ohio Supreme Court ruling a victory for open records

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From News Leader: A recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling is a reaffirmation of the need for public records to remain exactly that -- public -- unless there is a clear and compelling reason for them to remain confidential.

The high court ruled unanimously in a case involving the Ohio Highway Patrol that the burden of proof lies with the custodian of public records, in this case the patrol, in demonstrating that any information withheld from the public is, indeed, exempt from disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Act.

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