The Strategic Plan for Aerospace, Aviation and Flight, a summary that touched on various programming issues and future growth at Ohio State University Airport, is now available to the public.

The Strategic Plan for Aerospace, Aviation and Flight, a summary that touched on various programming issues and future growth at Ohio State University Airport, is now available to the public.

A local organization, however, is complaining because a good portion of the report has been redacted, adding to speculation the university could act in a clandestine fashion to expand the airport over the objections of many residents in the area.

"We just don't know," said Kim Nixon-Bell, a member of We Oppose Ohio State airport Expansion.

"I never saw them come over and ask, 'What do you think?' The parcel over there is the size of Bexley," Nixon-Bell said.

The 40-page report summarizes the discussions and conclusions of the Aerospace, Aviation and Flight Committee, also known as the AAF.

The committee was formed in September 2011 and charged with several tasks, one of which was to develop a strategic plan for the AAF research growth in the next three to five years.

The university did not voluntarily release the report. WOOSE officials said they received the document 67 days after filing a public-records request.

Jim Lynch, director of media relations for OSU, said it took that long for university officials to comply with the group's demands.

"The organization's request was very broad and required the university to spend a significant amount of time searching for materials that we believe the organization was seeking," Lynch said.

The university redacted all or a portion of 15 pages of the report.

OSU was acting "in accordance with the Ohio Uniform Trade Secrets Act, R.C. 1333.61 through 1333.69. Ohio's trade secret statute requires that select matters be kept confidential and thus not subject to release under Ohio's public records law," Lynch said.

It's the latest jousting between WOOSE and the university, which have been at odds since OSU proposed an extension of the north runway.

"I'm concerned that they're backing down on their promises to the community," said Jane Weislogel, a member of WOOSE.

"We're concerned about the growth they might be projecting for OSU Airport," Weislogel said.

The Northwest Civic Association recently sent a letter to OSU President E. Gordon Gee urging the university to not sell the airport.

Gee on two separate occasions made comments at the Columbus Metropolitan Club and to faculty about the university looking at possibly divesting its interests in the airport, the OSU golf courses and various other properties across the state.

The university also is making news over the proposed leasing of its parking operations, which OSU officials said could offset projected budget shortfalls.