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Ohio governor appoints new director of EPA, names interim head of state's health department
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 5:27 PM EST
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the interim director of the state's Environmental Protection Agency now has the job.
Butler was previously the administration's senior policy adviser on environmental, energy, public utility and agricultural issues. He also worked as district director of the Ohio EPA's central district and southeast district offices. He replaces Scott Nally, who resigned last month.
Kasich also has tapped a lawyer as the interim director of the Ohio Department of Health. Lance Himes has been an attorney with the department for more than 10 years. He has been its general counsel since 2011.
Himes is replacing Theodore Wymyslo (WIMZ'-loh), who wanted to return to private medical practice.