From Taylor Hall to the third floor of Franklin Hall, Fred Endres, Carl Schierhorn and Tim Smith have been professional neighbors for more than 20 years. These three cornerstones of the journalism sequence have counseled hundreds of young journalists as professors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This year, an era ends as they retire from teaching.
"If Kasich is creating a nonprofit agency to do what the public Department of Development did, then chances are it would fall within the reach of Ohio's open records law in terms of record-keeping and meetings," Smith said. "The governor's best wishes to the contrary, you cannot just declare that certain agencies are exempt no matter how much you'd like it to be."