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As chief law officer of the state, the Ohio Attorney General provides written opinions on legal questions at the request of designated public officials on issues arising in the course of their duties.  The Attorney General’s Office does not prepare opinions for private citizens. The Opinions Section researches, writes, and prepares for issuance and publication all formal opinions of the Attorney General. For more details about the formal opinions process, please visit the Opinions FAQs.

The Opinions Section also maintains a listing of previous AG Opinions that have been subsequently overruled.

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2021-006

Requested by: Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney
Prevailing-wage law does not attach to enterprise-zone agreements under R.C. 5709.631, or community-reinvestment-area agreements under R.C. 3735.671, because neither constitutes a public authority undertaking or contracting for a public improvement pursuant to R.C. 4115.03, et seq.

2021-005

Requested by: Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney
One who is not a candidate for office may serve simultaneously as village mayor and as deputy director of the board of elections within the same county, provided that he/she abstains from activities relating to ballot issues for the village in which the village mayor serves.

2021-004

Requested by: Guernsey County Prosecuting Attorney
A county recorder and a county auditor must accept valid deeds for recording or transfer that are presented to their respective offices by shipment through the United States Postal Service.

2021-003

Requested by: Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney
A county-run EMS organization can provide previously scheduled services that require ventilation, oxygenation, cardiac monitoring, and the administration of medications (or other services described in 4765.37, 4765.38, and 4765.39) so long as the service is performed by an EMT. A county-run EMS organization located in a county with a population greater than 40,000 may not provide patient transport services that do not require services described in R.C. 4765.35, 4765.37, 4765.38, and 4765.39.

2021-002

Requested by: Licking County Prosecuting Attorney
Due to an impermissible conflict of interest, a person may not serve simultaneously as a county treasurer and as a member of a municipal civil service commission when the two positions are within the same county.