Want to track your tax dollars through Facebook Live? Akron City Council debates livestreaming meetings

From The Akron Beacon Journal Residents who want to see or hear how their taxes are going to be spent should follow Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples on Facebook. Right now, she’s the only one in Akron consistently broadcasting what the council Continue reading Want to track your tax dollars through Facebook Live? Akron City Council debates livestreaming meetings

Nearly all Ed FitzGerald incident reports exempt from public records law, Cuyahoga County says

From The Plain Dealer Cuyahoga County officials said Wednesday they were largely within the law to keep secret incident reports involving former county executive and one-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald. Nineteen pages of incident reports released as part of an Continue reading Nearly all Ed FitzGerald incident reports exempt from public records law, Cuyahoga County says

Beacon Journal editorial against bill to close accident report information

Akron Beacon Journal editorial While the efforts often seem well-meaning on the surface, carving out exemptions to the state’s open records law is far too often based on imagined possibilities rather than solid evidence about the need to withhold information Continue reading Beacon Journal editorial against bill to close accident report information

Enquirer appeals court decision on Rhoden preliminary autopsies

From The Cincinnati Enquirer The Enquirer filed an appeal Wednesday after the Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled against the news organization last week, stating the unredacted preliminary autopsy reports in the Rhoden family massacre are confidential law enforcement investigatory Continue reading Enquirer appeals court decision on Rhoden preliminary autopsies