Records kept by any "public office" are public records and subject to mandatory disclosure. Ohio Rev. Code § 149.43(A)(1). "Public office" is defined as including "any state agency, public institution, political subdivision, or other organized body, office, agency, institution, or entity established by the laws of this state for the exercise of any function of government." Ohio Rev. Code § 149.011(A).
Where an organization or entity is not obviously a "public office," the key to determining whether any of its records must be released is whether it performs an obvious governmental function, the level of public funding it receives, the extent of government involvement or regulation, and whether it was created to circumvent the requirements of the Public Records Act. State ex rel. Oriana House, Inc. v. Montgomery, 110 Ohio St.3d 456, 854 N.E.3d 193.