COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A former Hamilton County commissioner will serve as an appeals court judge.
Gov. John Kasich announced Thursday that he appointed Dennis Deters to serve as a judge on the First District Court of Appeals. Deters will assume the office on March 6.
Deters is replacing Pat DeWine, who was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court, and will serve out the rest of DeWine's term. To retain the position, Deters will have to win it in the November 2018 election.
Deters served as a Colerain Township trustee until he was appointed to the Hamilton County commission early last year. He lost his bid to keep the seat in the November election and has been working for the law firm Robbins Kelly Patterson Tucker. His brother, Joe Deters, is the Hamilton County prosecutor.