Ohio Supreme Court

Dayton gets to rehire firefighter after losing lawsuit on drug testing

We can’t hire new firefighters because of the Department of Justice lawsuit, and are “browning out equipment” because we are paying too much in overtime due to the shortage. Now we get to hire back a firefighter dismissed over three years ago for a second positive drug test for cocaine because the city attorney didn’t Read More

Ohio Supreme Court weighs in on who employs the BOE staff

It’s funny- just as Secretary of State Jon Husted claims that the problems at the Montgomery County Board of Elections are a local issue- the Ohio Supreme Court decides in a Cuyahoga County case of BOE workers behaving badly that they work for the SOS: The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by two Read More

Ohio Supreme Court kills residency requirements

Although we’re sure to see an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court within days, the Ohio Supreme Court just dealt another blow to Dayton finances: The Ohio Supreme Court this morning upheld a 2006 state law that bars cities from enforcing residency rules. Writing for the 5-2 majority, Justice Paul Pfeifer dismissed arguments from Akron Read More

Residency issue to go to Ohio Supreme Court

Dayton employees will be watching this case as the Ohio Supreme Court weighs in on the rights of cities to establish “home rule”- or the rights of the State to overturn legislation enacted by popular vote. The issue is if cities can require employees to live within the city limits. Dayton passed and reaffirmed this Read More