The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
The commander of the Ohio National Guard is stepping down next year.
Ohio adjutant Major General Deborah Ashenhurst has postponed training drills and travel for Ohio National Guard members. Ashenhurst announced the change after funding from Congress fell short.
The head of the Ohio National Guard says her units are better equipped and better trained as a result of overseas deployments since 9-11. But the preparedness comes with sacrifice. Convoy protection, field communication, in-flight refueling of fighter jets, are among tasks assigned to Ohio National Guard troops for the past twelve years.