COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. John Kasich says the head of the state's agriculture department will take over at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Jim Zehringer becomes director of the agency Tuesday afternoon. He replaces David Mustine, who left the department in September to oversee energy matters at the state's semi-private economic development agency JobsOhio.
Zehringer is a former member of the Ohio House and the former owner of a poultry and fish farm in Fort Recovery.
Dr. Tony Forshey, who has served as the state veterinarian for six years, was named interim director of the Department of Agriculture.