Ohio utilities regulator resigning at year's end

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A member of the commission that oversees Ohio's electric, gas and phone utilities says she's resigning at the end of the year.

Cheryl Roberto, who announced her departure from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Thursday, says her last day will be Dec. 31.

Roberto had focused her work on energy efficiency and the environment. She has been active in committee work for the National Regulatory Utility Commissioners Association and sits on the board of the National Regulatory Research Institute.

PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler (SNIHCH'-lur) praised Robert's "intellect and steady voice" on the commission.

Roberto was appointed by former Gov. Ted Strickland in 2008. Her term was set to expire in April.

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