COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has appointed a veteran lawmaker to oversee the state's public colleges and universities among other new picks for his Cabinet as he prepares to take office next week.
The Republican attorney general is scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 14 after winning the election in November. He succeeds fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).
DeWine on Thursday nominated Republican state Sen. Randy Gardner of Bowling Green as chancellor of the Department of Higher Education. He also announced nominations for the departments overseeing insurance, job and family services, transportation and aging and for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, among others
DeWine had previously announced his picks for individuals to head the state prison system, the state budget office, the public safety department and other agencies.