Joan Duwve

Gov. Mike DeWine's (R-Ohio) selection to be the next director of the Ohio Department of Health has provided more input into the decision for why she backed out of the role.

Updated: 8:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

Hours after Gov. Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Dr. Joan Duwve as director of the Ohio Department of Health, she withdrew from consideration for “personal reasons,” according to a statement from the governor's office.