Ohio Department of Health Director Theodore Wymyslo

Toledo Blade

Ohio Governor John Kasich has tapped the state's turnpike commission director to lead the Department of Health. 

Ohio's health director is stepping down later this month to return to private medical practice. Theodore Wymyslo has led the Department of Health since 2011. 

A lawsuit seeking to have the marriages of two gay couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples in Ohio, despite a statewide gay marriage ban.