Ohio Senate leader plans return to private sector

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate's outgoing president says he plans to look for work in the private sector when his legislative term expires at the end of the year.

Senate President Tom Niehaus (NEE'-hows) is leaving the General Assembly because of term limits.

The New Richmond Republican told reporters on Thursday that Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) had asked him to think about working for the administration. He said the two hadn't discussed a specific job.

Niehaus said he told Kasich that he planned to pursue work elsewhere, but would do what he could to continue to support the GOP governor.

State Sen. Keith Faber (FAY'-bur), a Celina Republican, will take over as Senate president in January when the newly elected Legislature begins its work.

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