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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.