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2021-022

Requested by: State Board of Education
The State Board of Education has authority to direct the Department of Education to reexamine the academic content standards and model curriculums to make recommendations to the State Board of Education as necessary to eliminate bias and ensure that racism and the struggle for equality are accurately represented, has authority to require employees of the Department of Education to take implicit bias training, and does not have authority to require that all contractors working with the Department of Education take implicit bias training.

2021-021

Requested by: Union County Prosecuting Attorney
For purposes of calculating officials' salaries under R.C. Chapter 325, the results of the federal decennial census are effective as to the date on which the State receives the completed tabulations of population from the United States Secretary of Commerce.

2021-020

Requested by: Lake County Prosecuting Attorney
A board of county commissioners lacks authority to establish a nonprofit convention and visitors' bureau under R.C. Chapter 1702.

2021-019

Requested by: Coshocton County Prosecuting Attorney
The phrase "local authority," R.C. 4519.41(B), when used in connection with highways in a county, refers to the board of county commissioners.

2021-018

Requested by: Williams County Prosecuting Attorney
There is an impermissible conflict of interest when one holds the position of Williams County Commissioner while simultaneously being a member of the Northwest Ohio Court Appointed Special Advocates.

2021-017

Requested by: Preble County Prosecuting Attorney
R.C. 1901.12 does not permit municipal-court judges to rollover unused vacation days to future years.

2021-016

Requested by: Symmes Township Law Director
A township road is an established public road if it satisfies the requirements of R.C. 5535.01(C).

2021-015

Requested by: Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney
Cuyahoga County lacks the authority to establish an electric utility when consent of the municipalities has not been given.

2021-014

Requested by: Richland County Prosecuting Attorney
A county satisfies its duty, pursuant to R.C. 1901.111 and 1901.312, to pay a two-fifths share of the "costs, premiums or charges" for the group health care coverage by paying two-fifths of the employer share of premiums or funding levels established by the city.

2021-013

Requested by: Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney
If a township's town hall is located in the same building as office space, and if the township proposes to renovate both the office space and the town meeting hall, R.C. 505.26 prevails over R.C. 511.01 whenever the majority of the cost of the work will be allocated to renovating office space.

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