Former Ohio first lady Hope Taft has been re-appointed to the state board that regulates the licensing of counselors and other professionals who work to treat and prevent drug and alcohol abuse.
Republican Governor John Kasich re-appointed Taft to the Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Her new term on the 13-member board runs through December 2015. The wife of former Governor Bob Taft promoted drug prevention efforts during her husband's tenure leading the state - and has been active in other groups with that goal. She also serves on the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council and leads a non-partisan group of governors' spouses who support efforts to reduce drinking among youngsters.