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2019 Opinions


Requested by: Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney
No individual employed in a security position by a private or public school may be armed while on duty unless he or she has completed an approved basic peace officer training program, or has completed twenty years of active duty as a police officer. R.C. 109.78(D). An individual who is employed by a school in a non-security position may carry a deadly weapon while on duty pursuant to the written authorization of the board or governing body. R.C. 2923.122(D)(1)(a).


Requested by: Madison County Prosecuting Attorney
Addresses certain questions related to continuing obligations of a subdivision which has withdrawn from a R.C. 505.71 joint ambulance district as to debts, fixed charges, and continuing operating expenses of the district.


Requested by: Lake County Prosecuting Attorney
The positions of assistant county prosecuting attorney and that of special prosecuting attorney are incompatible with either the position of municipal court magistrate or appointed, temporary municipal judge serving in a municipal court within the same county.


Requested by: Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney
Compatibility: A person may serve simultaneously as a township trustee and a natural resources officer in the classified service of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, provided that the position of township trustee is filled by nonpartisan election. As a member of the board of township trustees, the person shall refrain from discussions, deliberations, negotiations, or votes concerning any potential mutual aid compact between the township and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


Requested by: Department of Education
Pursuant to Article II, Section 20 of the Ohio Constitution, if the State Board of Education amends its policies and procedures manual to increase the activities and number of hours for which voting members of the Board may be compensated, a board member may not take advantage of the increases during his or her current term of office.


Requested by: Guernsey County Prosecuting Attorney
The opinion addresses a number of questions incident to the responsibilities of Guernsey County to pay a part of the compensation of a number of officers and employees of the Cambridge Municipal Court.


Requested by: Guernsey County Prosecuting Attorney
Several questions regarding the application of Crim. R. 16 and the use of Matrix in criminal discovery.


Requested by: Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney
Neither the Putnam County Board of Commissioners nor any other county officer has authority to appoint a board to operate a county home health care and hospice service as a separate and independent county board or agency.


Requested by: Wyandot County Prosecuting Attorney
Addresses several questions about whether certain actions to publicize or encourage enrollment in a released time religious instruction course may be permitted or prohibited by the policy of a board of education of a public school district.


Requested by: Warren County Prosecuting Attorney
The board of education of a joint vocational school district has no authority to establish a sick leave donation program for nonteaching employees of the district who are not members of a collective bargaining unit.

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