Q&A: Withholding fire department records

From the News-Sentinal: Q: Can a city deny a request for information surrounding under Indiana Code 5-14-3-4(b) because of an ongoing investigations. The city cited this statute and said:  Once information has been completed and reviewed…

Q&A: IHSAA records

From the South Bend Tribune: Q: We had a story here where a wrestler who transferred from Penn to Mishawaka High School was denied eligibility to wrestle his senior year. A lot of the denial by IHSAA and the review board was based on a…

Q&A: Fire chief wants to be trustee too

From the Ellettsville Journal: Q: A township trustee passed away a few days ago. One of the interested parties in replacing him is the fire chief. Can he be trustee without resigning as fire chief? It seems it might be a conflict since our…

Q&A: Meeting minutes

From the Carroll County Comet: Q: I requested a copy of the minutes from the auditor for the last two county council meetings. I was refused. The auditor said she doesn't like to give them out until they are approved. Do you recommend a…