Opinions
Opinions

Opinions

2020-004

Requested by: Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney
An ethics council appointed pursuant to R.C. 5126.031 is required to review all direct services contracts, even if the payment made pursuant to the contract is not with a board member, immediate family member of a board member, board employee, or immediate family member of a board employee.

2020-003

Requested by: Medina County Prosecuting Attorney
R.C. 325.33(B) requires that a board of county commissioners and a clerk of court agree that there is an excess in the certificate of title administration fund before a county budget commission may resolve a dispute regarding the excess.

2020-002

Requested by: Medina County Prosecuting Attorney
Courts may suspend jury trials to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and they may do so consistent with state and federal speedy-trial obligations.

2020-001

Requested by: Licking County Prosecuting Attorney
County auditor's unclassified real estate appraiser may not serve simultaneously as a board of zoning appeals member if he/she is not able to abstain from appraising certain property within the county.

2019-033

Requested by: State Board of Deposit
The OhioCrypto.com cryptocurrency payment processor is a financial transaction device as that term is defined in R.C. 113.40. The State Board of Deposit must approve OhioCrypto.com pursuant to R.C. 113.40 before it can be used to collect state taxes.

2019-032

Requested by: Department of Administrative Services
Medical, dental, and vision benefits provided to a death benefit fund recipient under R.C. 124.824 are not subject to federal, state, or local income taxation, regardless of whether a recipient is a survivor of a state or local fallen public safety officer.

2019-031

Requested by: Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney
This opinion evaluates a non-charter county’s responsibility to provide certain benefits to employees on uniformed-services leave under R.C. 5923.05 and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

2019-030

Requested by: Fulton County Prosecuting Attorney
Under R.C. 517.11, a board of township trustees may, by majority vote, purchase a columbarium for any cemetery under the jurisdiction of the township. Under R.C. 505.262, a board of township trustees may contract for the construction of a columbarium for a cemetery under the jurisdiction of the township, but only by the unanimous vote of the board.

2019-029

Requested by: Columbiana County Prosecuting Attorney
Under R.C. 6119.06, a board of township trustees cannot require a water district established under R.C. Chapter 6119 to obtain a permit before the water district commences excavation on a township road. In the reasonable exercise of its discretion, a board of township trustees may temporarily close a township road to public access and use when the board deems the road to be impassable or dangerous to the traveling public, and its closure necessary to protect the public.

2019-028

Requested by: Seneca County Prosecuting Attorney
A regional council of governments is not empowered to contract for construction services under the authority of R.C. 9.48 or R.C. 167.081. When entering into a per unit contract under R.C. 167.081, a regional council of governments is required to comply with all applicable Ohio laws and regulations, including Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Law and competitive bidding requirements.

Displaying results 1-10 (of 1306)
 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >|