On this episode of Broad & High, Terry Allen’s Deer Sculptures, Jim Arter’s Life Within Art, Artist Profile: Mike Elsass, and The Heart Gallery. They’re just two deer, lounging on the banks of the Scioto River watching the world go by.
New Ohio Health Director’s Background Questioned
The governor’s Democratic challenger is among those raising questions about the qualifications of the man tapped to lead the Ohio Department of Health.
Gov. John Kasich picked the state’s turnpike commission director Rick Hodges to head the health department, saying he has proven management skills. Hodges is a former state lawmaker and not a doctor.
But Kasich also named public health clinician Dr. Mary Applegate as the agency’s interim medical director and said she’ll support Hodges by focusing on medical issues.
A hospital organization and state medical group have praised the pairing.
An abortion rights group has criticized the pick, pointing to state requirements that say the director should have “significant experience in the public health profession.”
Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald has called on Kasich to withdraw Hodges’ nomination.