09:30 AM

Statement from Ohio State President Michael V. Drake on the Retirement Announcement of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner:

"We are grateful for John Boehner's many years of outstanding service in Congress," said Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake. "He has been a great leader for Ohio and an important voice for Ohio State. Many have fond memories of our spring 2011 commencement, where he delivered the address to graduates and their families and accepted an honorary degree. We join with the many in thanking him for his extraordinary service and wishing him well."