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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.


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.


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


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).


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.


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.


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.


Requested by: Allen County Prosecuting Attorney
When a county treasurer-elect resigns prior to the start of the elected term, the person appointed to fill the vacancy will hold office until a successor is elected at the next general election for state and county officers.


Requested by: Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney
A deputy sheriff may not simultaneously serve as a township trustee in a township that contracts with the county sheriff for law enforcement services.


Requested by: Miami Township Law Director
Due to an impermissible conflict of interest, an appointed part-time city prosecutor may not simultaneously maintain a private practice in which he represents criminal defendants for violations of state law in the surrounding jurisdictions of the served municipal corporation.

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