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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.

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Requested by: Williams County Prosecuting Attorney
There is an impermissible conflict of interest when one holds the position of Williams County Commissioner while simultaneously being a member of the Northwest Ohio Court Appointed Special Advocates.


Requested by: Preble County Prosecuting Attorney
R.C. 1901.12 does not permit municipal-court judges to rollover unused vacation days to future years.


Requested by: Symmes Township Law Director
A township road is an established public road if it satisfies the requirements of R.C. 5535.01(C).


Requested by: Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney
Cuyahoga County lacks the authority to establish an electric utility when consent of the municipalities has not been given.


Requested by: Richland County Prosecuting Attorney
A county satisfies its duty, pursuant to R.C. 1901.111 and 1901.312, to pay a two-fifths share of the "costs, premiums or charges" for the group health care coverage by paying two-fifths of the employer share of premiums or funding levels established by the city.