The court is again ordering the City of Lakewood, and Records Custodian Kevin Butler, to comply with Ohio Law and provide requested documents.
Citizens of Lakewood should rejoice that the justices are upholding Ohio laws and insuring that we, as citizens, have access to the information that belongs to us.
The docket is available in links on this thread: http://www.lakewoodobserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23882
They upheld the earlier ruling ordering Kevin Butler and the city to turn over records-
By May 1, 2017, Lakewood shall comply with Essi's requests by preparing and releasing an "Index of Records Supplied, Supplied with Redactions, or Withheld" along with the appropriate records to Essi and filing a copy of the index with the court. The Index shall specify by record request each and all records released, released with redactions, or withheld.
Lakewood shall also certify the steps it undertook to locate the requested records and that they have either released or submitted under seal all records it could find coming within Essi's request.
Looks like some people at City Hall will be pretty busy!
You can only stonewall for so long.