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ODJFS Has New Director

Gov. Strickland Friday appointed the head of Franklin County Job and Family Services to head the state agency.

Former director Helen Jones Kelley resigned following a one-month unpaid leave for allegedly using state resources for political reasons.

51-year-old Douglas Lumpkin takes over the state agency on January 12th.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.