Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Portman Says More Money Won’t Solve VA Problems
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says it would be a disservice to veterans to suggest that solving problems such as the waiting lists and fraudulent appointments simply requires pouring more money into the Veterans Affairs Office.
The Republican said during a town hall at the Columbus VA clinic on Friday that fixing such problems is a matter if accountability and efficiency. He spoke the same day a senior White House was scheduled to privately tour the Columbus facility on a fact-finding trip.
Portman also planned to discuss a bill he has sponsored to improve the way the military identifies and assesses mental health issues.
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last week amid a growing scandal over patient delays and allegations of falsified waiting lists at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.