Last updated 8:38PM ET
December 15, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Top officials named to Appalachia agency
(WOUB) - A county official in southern Ohio has been named the new director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia.

Fred Deel is president of the Gallia County Board of Commissioners and a former 4-H extension agent.

Governor Strickland also has named Lou Gentile assistant director of the agency that serves the state's 29-county Appalachian region. Gentile had worked for Strickland when he was a congressman.

Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher says Deel and Gentile are familiar with the unique issues and opportunities in Appalachian Ohio.

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