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Kasich Tabs New Members to Tourism Board

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The governor has appointed three people to a state advisory panel that has lacked members for almost a year after the law that created it took effect.
    
Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) was required to appoint nine members to the TourismOhio Advisory Board by last November.
    
Kasich appointed three people Tuesday: Jodi Burroughs of Grove City; Ellen Grinsfelder of Logan; and Todd Mesek of Lakewood.
    
The law creating the panel is aimed at bolstering Ohio's tourism business, with board members helping the state's development department and its tourism office market Ohio.
    
A spokeswoman for the Ohio Development Services Agency defended the vacancies last month by saying the agency's director took over in late March and wanted to understand the issue better.

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