Former staffer appointed as Ohio utility regulator
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has chosen a former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staff member to fill an opening on that board.
The Republican announced Friday he's appointing 42-year-old M. Beth Trombold, now at the Ohio Development Services Agency. Her appointment must be confirmed by state senators.
Trombold, of Columbus, was the only woman among four finalists. She was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Cheryl Roberto and then a full term ending in April 2018.
By law, Roberto's seat can't go to a Republican because the party already controls three of five seats.
Democrats criticized Trombold's appointment, pointing to her voting history.
Multiple media outlets report Trombold isn't registered as a Democrat or Republican but voted in GOP primaries in 2000, 2004 and 2006.
Business Photo Galleriesview all
- 51290Oklahoma tornadoes: The 'Big Dog,' the little boy and the hug that triumphs over tragedy
- 14843Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms drink in success of 'Hangover' series
- 9419Hobby Lobby argues case before federal judges
- 7710Oklahoma tornadoes: Thunder reverses the role, takes a turn at cheering on the community
- 7083Oklahoma tornadoes: Woman meets the military officer who shared the clothes off his back
- 6592Rock, pop, country acts give talents and time to help Oklahoma tornado victims
- 6563Carrie Underwood donates $1 million to Red Cross for disaster relief in wake of deadly Oklahoma tornadoes