III. STATE LAW ON ELECTRONIC RECORDS

The public records statute itself does not explicitly address computer-stored records. Another statute, Ohio Rev. Code § 9.01, authorizes public offices to store information electronically as well as by other means, such as microfilm. Section 9.01 requires all public offices using non-paper media for records storage to "keep and make readily available to the general public the machines and equipment necessary to reproduce the records and information in a readable form." State ex rel. Recodat Co. v. Buchanan, 46 Ohio St. 3d 163, 546 N.E.2d 203 (1989) (applying § 9.01 to computer-stored data).