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Samuel H. Grant filed this request with the Ohio Department of Public Safety of Ohio.
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From: Samuel H. Grant

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any documents and media sent to from 1/1/2019 to present. Please also share all documents related to any investigations or inquiries as a result of the information sent to


The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Samuel H. Grant

From: Ohio Department of Public Safety


This request is overly broad. Ohio law provides that a requester has a duty to identify the records sought with sufficient clarity. State ex rel. Dillery v. Icsman (2001), 92 Ohio St.3d 312, 314. Please note that your request does not satisfy the requirements of Ohio public records law that a request must be specific and particularly describe what is being sought from the public office. State ex rel. Zauderer v. Joseph (1989), 62 Ohio App.3d 752, at 756. Essentially, this request does not specify which Department's employee communications are sought. See State ex rel. Kesterson v. Kent State Univ., 156 Ohio St. 3d 22 (2018); See State ex rel. Bott Law Group, LLC v. Ohio Dep't of Natural Res., 2013-Ohio-5219 (10th Dist.), ¶ 40-41. Furthermore, this request asks for a broad category of records which lacks sufficient clarity. See State ex rel. Glasgow v. Jones, 119 Ohio St. 3d 391 (2008), ¶ 19. Please contact me with any questions and should you want to clarify or narrow your public records request. Furthermore, our records retention schedules can be found at which may assist you in your request.

Staff Lieutenant Craig S. Cvetan
Public Affairs Commander
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Office- 614-752-2792<>