Bulletin

04/12/2019

ONMA legislative update, including pending open government issues

It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Ohio Statehouse. In addition to trying to get our own legislation introduced about adding open meetings to the court of claims process and getting an anti-SLAPP bill moving again, we have been researching and weighing in on a few other topics.

03/29/2019

As we communicate the news to our readers, don’t forget to communicate with our legislators and elected officials

For the past 10 weeks I have been meeting with various state officials and introducing myself as your new representative.

03/29/2019

Save 10-20% on your electric usage

The Ohio News Media Association wants to remind members of our partnership with Worthington Energy Consultants (WEC), an Ohio-based company that can help you save money on your energy consumption.

03/15/2019

Ohio politicians back ONMA initiative, support the purpose of Sunshine Week

Thank you again for all you do. It has been the opportunity of my lifetime to serve you.

03/15/2019

Zinser on proposed new overtime rule

This writer and many others predicted that the Department of Labor, under the leadership of Secretary Acosta would publish a new proposed rule in March 2019. The new proposed rule would increase the salary level threshold that must be met in order to be overtime exempt under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

03/15/2019

How are newspapers doing? It depends on who you ask

It was a lot like other experiences I’ve had at conventions over the past couple of years. In March, as I gathered my backpack to head out of the room where I’d just spoken in Madison, Wisconsin, a man approached and said, “I really appreciated what you had to say. May I ask a question?”

03/15/2019

Into the Issues: Newspapers need to explain how we work

Newspapers cover almost every imaginable topic, but when it comes to understanding and explaining their own roles in society, many community newspapers fall short.

03/01/2019

Here’s our best advice on how to keep records and meetings open in Ohio

The Ohio News Media Association and our related Ohio Coalition for Open Government frequently receive calls from citizens who need help navigating Ohio’s “sunshine laws” – the laws that ensure government is open, transparent and accountable.

03/01/2019

Finalists announced in Ohio APME newspaper contest

Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors' 2018 newspaper contest.

03/01/2019

2019 ONMA Carrier of the Year winners

The 2019 Carrier of the Year Awards were presented at the 2019 ONMA Convention, which was held February 7-8 at the new Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel.

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