Joan Duwve

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
Office of Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine says his administration was open with his new pick for director of the Ohio Department of Health about the demonstrations that occurred at her would-be predecessor's house earlier in the pandemic.

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.