• Thursday, August 5, 2010 A non-profit legal advocacy firm is asking the Ohio Elections Commission to dismiss a complaint from a county elections board that contends a blogger violated campaign finance laws with postings that, among other things, target "RINOs" - Republicans in Name Only. The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law characterized a filing from the Geauga County Board of Elections against Edmund Corsi as "an apparent retaliatory action against an outspoken critic."

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:00 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some critics on Tuesday said that the city's controversial red light camera program is fundamentally flawed and could be challenged in court. The city said that the red light camera program is about safety, but 10 Investigates has discovered the camera system that helps spot red light violators may be based on a shaky law. The cameras catch drivers breaking the law by running red lights. They also catch those who turn on red without stopping. The city's system is also snaring some innocent drivers, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported. The city sent Lance Smith a $95 ticket for turning right on a red light. The city's documents showed Columbus sent

  •   Public districts can no longer stop competitors from moving in to old buildings BY KIMBALL PERRY • Cincinnati Enquirer • June 1, 2010 CINCINNATI -- For the first time, a Hamilton County judge has allowed an exclusive exception to property deed restrictions that could help thwart attempts by public school districts to block school children -- and the public money that accompanies them -- from going to charter schools across the country. Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman ruled last week the Cincinnati Public School district cannot prevent Roger Conners from opening a charter school at the old Roosevelt School at 1550 Tremont Street after he bought the building from the district. That ruling came even though the deed

  • Judge Rules CPS Deed Restrictions Against Charter and Private Schools Illegal Columbus - Cincinnati Public Schools' (CPS) policy of prohibiting the sale of unused available public school buildings to charter schools and private schools violates state law, yesterday ruled Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert P. Ruehlman. The judge issued the ruling immediately from the bench.