Public records requests fuel furor in North Canton

From The Canton Repository A link to a document on the city’s website that listed the three individuals who made the largest number of public-records requests from the city has been removed after one of them complained.

One of those named — Jamie McCleaster, a council candidate — said he felt the posting was a political attack to cast him in a negative light during his campaign for an at-large seat. On July 24, he complained to Mayor David Held, who asked Law Director Tim Fox to consider taking the list down.

Fox, who denied seeking to affect the election, quickly removed from his page the link to the list and links to court documents related to an unsuccessful 2013 lawsuit by former Councilman Chuck Osborne, a candidate for the Ward 3 council seat.

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