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Monroe Times sues Monroe Local Schools
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:00:00 AM - Monroe Ohio
It may be out of business, but the Monroe Times along with the Middletown Journal continue to pursue Monroe Local Schools in a legal case over what constitutes a public record. The local newspaper is costing Monroe Taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal and other costs over this issue.

The disagreement is summarized below:

Newspapers Viewpoint:
As soon as a public official uses public pen and writes on a public paper, that text is public.

Schools Viewpoint:
A public record is not an internal communication between faculty, staff or board members. Records become public domain when an official actionable record is ready for discussion or execution.

Middletown Journal, drop this case and stop costing Monroe Taxpayers money. We trust our school officials to release all essential public information to you on a timely basis.

If you would like to express your opinion to the Journal, their address is:

Cox Ohio Publishing
52 S. Broad Street
Middletown, Ohio 45044

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