3/5/14 Paulding County Prosecuting Attorney – 2014OPR009
May a county law library resources board may expend its moneys to (1) contract with a vendor to digitize public records of the county recorder and post those records and the public records of the clerk of court on a public website, and (2) purchase a public access computer and printer, bookshelves, tables, and chairs for placement in the county law library.
3/4/14 Lake County Prosecuting Attorney – 2014OPR008
Application of R.C. 3313.33(B) to a member of the governing board of the Lake County Educational Service Center (Lake County ESC) as a result of his role as executive director of a regional council of governments that provides services to the Lake County ESC pursuant to contract.
3/3/14 Summit County Prosecuting Attorney - 2014OPR007
Whether a member of a board of education of a city school district may serve
simultaneously as executive director of a county land reutilization corporation.
2/28/14 Hocking County Prosecuting Attorney - 2004OPR006
May a township turstee serve simultaneously as an auxiliary deputy sheriff?
2/14/14 Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney – 2014OPR005
May a county dog warden issue a citation for failure to register a dog? What is the penalty and degree of misdemeanor for failure to register a dog?
1/31/14 Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney – 2014OPR004
Does the term “proportionate interest of the county,” as used in R.C. 5722.03(E), include all county assessments within the county taxing district, or only the two unvoted assessments for the county general fund and bond fund, exclusive of the county voted levy assessments for children services, developmental disabilities, mental health services, and the tuberculosis clinic?
1/27/14 Adams County Prosecuting Attorney – 2014OPR002
When the co-payment and deductible limits imposed by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are less than the prior year’s insurance policy limits for health care insurance purchased for county officers, how may a county provide health care insurance to those officers without violating Ohio Const. art. II, § 20? When a provision of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act conflicts with the language of article II, § 20 of the Ohio Constitution, which provision prevails?
1/23/14 Brown County Prosecuting Attorney – 2014OPR001
Whether a board of township trustees may expend motor vehicle fuel excise tax revenues to purchase real property for the purpose of constructing on that property a building to house machinery and equipment used for township road repair and maintenance.
12/10/13 West Chester Township Law Director (Butler Cty) – 2013OPR058
Whether an e-mail address of a township resident contained in a public record of a township is itself a public record.
12/10/13 Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR057
Whether a communications system that is to be used by a township’s safety services and other departments of township government is “infrastructure” or “capital improvements,” as those terms are used in uncodified section 610.15.10 of Am. Sub. H.B. 59, 130th Gen. A. (2013) (eff., in part, June 27, 2013), for which a township may expend moneys it receives from the casino operators settlement fund, and if so, whether a township may expend these moneys to satisfy a loan that was used to purchase a communications system.
11/18/13 State Library of Ohio – 2013OPR054
Regarding the authority of the State Library Board to make the boundaries of a library district identical to the boundaries of the political subdivision of the library district’s taxing authority.
11/4/13 Green Township Law Director – 2013OPR052
Two questions about the authority of a board of township trustees to prohibit a person from openly carrying a deadly weapon into a township government building other than a courthouse.
10/9/13 Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR048
Seven questions about a board of county commissioners’ appointment of an entity to govern and manage a county tuberculosis clinic and authorization of a tax levy to provide funds for the clinic’s operation.
9/20/13 Hardin County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR047
Whether a township fiscal officer may also serve in the positions of bailiff, court reporter, deputy jury commissioner, and administrator, all of which are appointed positions in the court of common pleas.
9/19/13 Ohio Housing Finance Agency – 2013OPR046
A series of questions about the authority of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency under R.C. Chapter 175 and metropolitan housing authorities under R.C. Chapter 3735 to perform a variety of functions pursuant to federal law with respect to the development or operation of federally-subsidized housing in Ohio.
9/10/13 Henry County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR045
Which entity or entities are responsible for the repayment of the administrative fees described in R.C. 319.54 and R.C. 321.27 when, as the result of the amendment of an Ohio estate tax return, a township is required to return to the state of Ohio a portion of estate taxes previously distributed to the township.
9/9/13 Madison County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR044
Address seven questions about the allocation of duties and responsibilities between a county engineer and a county sanitary engineer with respect to drainage facilities and county ditches.
8/27/13 Greene County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR042
Questions about who holds responsibility for performing fire inspections at Central State University under the Ohio Fire Code and whether the responsible entity may charge for the provision of these services.
8/22/13 Madison County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR041
Whether a chartered or non-chartered non-public school in which a parent voluntarily enrolls a student but not pursuant to the special education pilot scholarship program is an alternative school for purposes of 5A Ohio Admin. Code 3301-83-19(C).
8/20/13 Adams County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR040
Whether revenues from a current tax levy authorized by R.C. 5705.19(U) for ambulance and emergency medical services may be used to support the operation of a countywide 9-1-1 system, and if not, whether the millage of the R.C. 5705.19(U) levy may be reduced when the levy is placed on the ballot for renewal.
8/15/13 Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR039
Whether a person may serve simultaneously as a member of a board of education of an educational service center and member of a board of education of a local school within the same county.
7/31/13 Noble County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR034-035
Whether a county prosecuting attorney may asses a fee to cover the prosecuting attorney’s legal costs incurred in delinquent real estate tax foreclosure proceedings and, if so, whether the moneys collected may be deposited into the delinquent real estate tax assessment collection fund. Additionally, whether an assistant prosecuting attorney may serve simultaneously as an assistant prosecutor in two counties.
7/25/13 Logan County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR033
Whether a county department of job and family services may provide information to law enforcement and county prosecuting attorneys; whether a county department of job and family services is immune from the powers of subpoena.
7/10/13 Highland County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR030
Whether county probation department community service workers may be ordered by a municipal court judge to enter upon and clean up private property when the property’s condition violates a city ordinance, and if so, whether the county will be liable should the property owner pursue a successful action against the city for unlawful entry.
5/13/13 Williams County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR021
Whether the Ohio Housing Finance Agency is a “state agency” for purposes of R.C. 317.114(C)(4).
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