11/29/13 Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR055
Whether the amendment to R.C. 505.60(D) in Sub. H.B. 347, 129th Gen. A. (2012) (eff. March 22, 2013), authorizing a board of township trustees to reimburse a township officer or employee for out-of-pocket premiums attributable to health care insurance coverage for the officer or employee’s immediate dependents, applies to premiums incurred and paid by an officer or employee prior to March 22, 2013, the effective date of Sub. H.B. 347.
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.
10/29/13 Williams County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR051
Whether a member of the legislative authority of a village may serve at the same time as clerk of a municipal court.
10/18/13 Erie County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR049
Whether the board of directors of a port authority created pursuant to R.C. 4582.21-.71 is a county board for purposes of receiving advice and representation from a county prosecuting attorney under R.C. 309.09(A).
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.
8/9/13 Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR038
Six questions about the authority of a county transit board established under R.C. Chapter 306 to borrow money from a bank to fund the board’s operations, and to use a competitive selection process to obtain transportation services and to enter into contractual arrangements with a board of county commissioners for the purpose of furnishing those transportation services, the cost of which are paid for with grant moneys of the county department of job and family services.
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.
6/18/13 Auditor of State, Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR027
For purposes of R.C. 149.43, are public records of a county auditor “copies,” or records “available for inspection,” when accessible online? When a county auditor contracts with a private third party to provide online access to the public records of her office, may the county auditor charge persons who access the public records online a fee intended to reimburse the county auditor the actual costs she incurred in contracting with the private third party for its services?
6/13/13 Rehabilitation Services Commission – 2013OPR026
Six questions about state or state-affiliated institutions of higher education establishing vending facilities on their campuses in accordance with the provisions of R.C. 3304.28-.33 and the responsibilities of the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired.
5/28/13 Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program – 2013OPR024
Whether R.C. 5815.33 applies to participants in and beneficiaries of the Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program, and if so, whether there are limitations or qualifications to that application.
5/14/13 Secretary of State – 2013OPR022
Whether the Secretary of State may release, in response to a public records request, information his office has received from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in fulfillment of the Bureau’s responsibilities under the federal National Voter Registration Act.
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).
4/1/13 Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR017
Whether a board of county commissioners may transfer a fee simple interest in real property to a community improvement corporation that has been designated as the agent of the county without submitting the transaction to the requirements of competitive bidding or public auction.
3/12/13 Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney – 2013OPR013
Whether a county treasurer must pay out of the county treasury two-fifths of the amounts owed to a municipal court bailiff for his accrued, unused sick leave at the time of his retirement from active service, including the value of the bailiff’s accrued, unused sick leave that exceeds the amount specified in R.C. 124.39(C) as a result of a decision by the bailiff’s appointing authority to grant him a benefit that is more generous than the statutory minimum.
10/11/12 Summit County Prosecuting Attorney – 2012OPR041
Whether a board of township trustees may recover from the negligent operator of a motor vehicle or his insurance company public safety costs a township incurs in responding to a motor vehicle accident and cleaning and repairing the accident scene, and if so, whether the board may have a private company collect those costs for the township.