Newly appointed Ohio Dept. of Health director withdraws name from consideration for position

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Newly appointed Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Joan Duwve has withdrawn her name from consideration for the position.

The news comes just hours after Governor Mike DeWine had announced that she had been selected for the role. Dr. Duwve cited personal reasons for her decision.

“The Governor’s administration will continue its search for a full-time Director of the Ohio Department of Health,” his office said in a press release.

Dr. Amy Acton, who was previously in charge, stepped down back in June. Governor DeWine has been working to find a replacement ever since.

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