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Court Orders Mediation In Otterbein Records Suit

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a private university and a student journalist to try to resolve the student's lawsuit asking the college to turn over arrest records and other information. 

Anna Schiffbauer, editor of a news website at Otterbein University  in Westerville, contends the university police department is a public office covered by the state's open-records laws. Student journalists at the liberal-arts school have battled Otterbein over the release of records since the campus security force became a full-fledged police department of state-certified officers in 2011.  Otterbein has argued it's exempt from public-records laws as a private institution and that federal law requires it to protect certain information about students from release.

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