From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Throughout Plunderbund’s nearly decade-long run, we’ve been proud of our ability to break the news, make the news and, when necessary, correct or criticize the “news” being generated by Ohio’s large, legacy media outlets.

This year was no exception…

 

First Some Good News Coverage From Around Ohio

We don’t always get credit for breaking stories, being first out of the gate or influencing media coverage and the stories of other reporters, even though we make an extra effort in our coverage to ensure we are giving credit where credit it due. Still, there were a number of exceptions this year…

The Canton […]

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It was revealed today in Plunderbund that NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation has been having a difficult time getting public records requests met by the Ohio Department of Health relating to its relationship to Ohio Right to Life.

One entity that hasn’t had much trouble getting its records requests met by the ODH is Ohio Right to Life itself. Documents obtained by Plunderbund show the ODH fulfilling public records requests by ORTL regarding disciplinary action taken toward the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center and the Bedford Heights Health Center/Planned Parenthood the very same day they were requested, and before the clinics […]

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If there’s one thing Gov. John R. Kasich dislikes maybe more than anything else, especially now that he’s trying to raise his visibility and chances to be among the top tier of Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016, it’s being forced to reveal public records that some critics say will demonstrate his administration’s disdain for open government, an attitude that hasn’t played well with Ohio media and won’t bode well with Beltway media.

It’s no secret that Gov. Kasich isn’t a big fan of open government, as numerous attempts by his Administration to delay or deny such records since he first […]

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