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Judge agrees to change of venue in school mask lawsuit

Toledo Blade

A lawsuit challenging the state of Ohio’s insistence upon mask-wearing in K-12 schools this academic year has been moved to Franklin County Common Pleas Court against the objections of those who filed it. The case was originally filed Sept. 9 in Putnam County Common Pleas Court because of extenuating circumstances involving one of the parents named in it.

The lawsuit was filed against interim Ohio Department of Health Director Lance Himes. It claims his statewide directive infringed upon the constitutional rights of the plaintiffs, which consist of numerous northwest Ohio parents from Lucas, Putnam, Fulton, and Wood counties, as well as Warren, and Franklin counties.

Their complaint calls for an immediate halt to the mask order for all K-12 students.