While Ohio law prohibits the State Teachers Retirement System from releasing “any information identifying, by name and address, the amount of a monthly allowance or benefit paid to the individual,” a mailing list of those receiving benefits is available.
That list was checked by Akron Beacon Journal reporter David Knox against the names of Ohio’s more than 600 district and county school superintendents to identify those collecting STRS benefits.
The following reporters representing Ohio’s eight largest newspapers confirmed their retirements and gathered additional information:
Akron Beacon Journal, Katie Byard and David Knox;
The Blade (Toledo), Christopher D. Kirkpatrick;
The Enquirer (Cincinnati), Ben Fischer;
The Columbus Dispatch, Randy Ludlow;
Dayton Daily News, Lou Grieco;
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Patrick O’Donnell;
The Repository (Canton), Melissa Griffy Seeton;
and The Vindicator (Youngstown), Doug Livingston.