Thank you for the information and your question. If you are saying that your former employer is making false statements of fact about you, and that is damaging your reputation, then that would be defamation
of character and you could file suit against them for doing this. You will want to sit down with a local trial/litigation
attorney who handles non-physical injury torts
, which is what defamation is, and discuss your case in detail so that they can help you determine if you want to file suit, or if you just want them first to send a "Cease and Desist" letter to this employer. That letter would tell them that if they continue spreading lies about you, that you will exercise your legal right to file suit. Sometimes, that alone will work.
If you need assistance in finding a local attorney, you can contact your local lawyer referral service, which would likely be the County Bar Association. You can find the contract
number at: http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/programs/ohio-lawyer-referral-programs-1
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.