Ohio Democrats are giving the state board of education until 5 p.m. Thursday to turn over records of Debe Terhar’s text messages or the party will sue to get them.
Democrats announced their intentions Monday. It’s the latest development in the controversy over Terhar’s posting of information linking President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals to Adolf Hitler last week. Terhar eventually took down the Facebook post and then her entire page. Though she apologized to the state board, she did not issue a public apology, which Democrats demanded.
Also Monday, Terhar rejected a request by six members of the 19-member board, including Democrats and Republicans, for a special meeting to discuss the Facebook issue.
In an email obtained by The Enquirer, Terhar told board members she would address the issue at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 11. The earliest a special meeting of the board could be held would be Feb. 7 because a public notice of any special meeting must be posted 10 days in advance of the meeting.