Updated Tue, Jan 17, 2012 5:02 am
A former Ohio governor is enjoying life away from politics and focusing now on education and community projects.
Former Gov. Bob Taft misses the team he worked with as a governor and politician. But he doesn't miss the campaigning and fundraising needed to run for office.
The 70-year-old Republican who served from 1999 to 2007 says being governor was his most challenging job.
Taft now has an office at the University of Dayton.
The school hired him to launch its Center for Educational Excellence. He also teaches some politics courses and brings state and national politicians from both parties to his classes.
He says one advantage of being a former governor is that people return your phone calls.