Better Late Than Never?

Here’s a piece by former Channel 9 reporter Karl Idsvoog:


Karl justifiably calls out Kent State for violating Ohio’s Public Records Act in an effort to hide from the public details about KSU’s contract with a branding firm called 160over90.  Given that Karl currently teaches at Kent State, it’s safe to say he is as gutsy as ever, and his integrity remains intact.

Too bad the same can’t be said for Kent State or 160over90.  Shame on both.  Kent State, you are a public entity subject to Ohio’s Public Records Act. You may not always like that, but I don’t like that I have to drive 45 miles per hour on Columbia Parkway.  We both just have to deal with it.

And 160over90 (that’s your company name and you’re telling other people how to do branding? Really?) if you want to enter contracts with public universities,  you’d better deal with the fact that the contract is a public record. If you don’t like it, stick to the private sector.  But don’t think you can take public funds behind closed doors.  Karl is watching.

Oh yea, Kent finally did cough up the unredacted records.  Great.  But why not obey the law in the first place?