Andrew Yawn got more than he bargained for when he started workthis summer at Auburn University’s TheAuburn Plainsman – he was served with a witness subpoena and placed under agag order Wednesday over a story he broke the previous day.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Ohio State University to hand over some – but not all – of the documents requested by ESPN in 2011 in relation to the NCAA’s investigation of former football coach Jim Tressel.
Voter registration applications are public documents, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
UPDATE 6/15: The Springfield News-Leader settled a suit with the Republic School District on Thursday, ending a dispute over information about another lawsuit, settled in November, involving a student and her family who claimed the middle school did not protect the girl from sexual harassment and rape during school hours.According to the News-Leader, documents reveal the district paid $185,000 -- $122,315 to the girl and her family, and the remaining money toward attorney fees.--------A southwest Missouri newspaper and the Republic School District are working to settle a public records lawsuit and reveal the details of a November settlement over student sexual abuse allegations, the newspaper’s attorney said Wednesday.The Springfield News-Leader filed a public records lawsuit June 4 for information regarding the district’s settlement with the student, particularly the amount the district paid and the minutes from any meeting where the settlement was discussed.The News-Leader’s suit argued the district is required to release the information under the Missouri Sunshine Law.“We believe that the applicable Sunshine Law statute requires disclosures of the information for obvious reasons – the taxpayers have a right to know how the school is conducting its business,” attorney Bryan Wade told The News-Leader.Wade confirmed the district had responded to the suit, and the two entities are negotiating an agreement.
A racist, a bigot, a white supremacist — these are just a few of the names 18-year-old Trevor May was branded with after he penned a list titled “Top Twenty Reasons Why Obama Should Not Get Re-Elected” for the Sprayberry High School monthly student newspaper.His true identity?
When Erin Cooper-Baize filed a public records request at Tarleton State University requesting on-campus police reports, she never anticipated it would land her alma mater a $110,000 fine six years later for failing to report a number of crimes occurring from 2003 to 2005.
Some would call it a catch 22 – respect the privacy of high school students’ records or adhere to Open Records Act obligations?
Ohio State University’s student newspaper The Lantern and Gannett Company’s Media Network of Central Ohio will exchange more than sales revenue and a monthly fee, according to the publishing agreement.
Ohio State University’s student newspaper The Lantern announced Sunday that its businessoperations will be managed by Gannett Company’s Media Network of Central Ohiostarting July 1.