The head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says he will retire from that post at the end of this year. Allen Schriber will be leaving that spot more than three years before his contract ends. He says that's good because it will give his eventual successor enough time to get some meaningful work completed. Schriber says he feels now is the time to retire.
Gov. Strickland will not have a hand in choosing Schriber's replacement because a panel must meet to consider possible people to replace him. Schriber says that panel is not set to meet until January and by the time it makes its recommendations, Governor Elect John Kasich will be sworn into office.