Ohio's top fire official is retiring after six years in that role. State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers will celebrate his retirement on Friday, the day before he turns 65. He was appointed fire marshal in 2011 by Governor John Kasich after serving as a state lawmaker.
A new fire marshal will be chosen by the Department of Commerce director based on recommendations from the state fire council.
In the meantime, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey is expected lead the division on an interim basis.