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 [...]
Ohio lawmakers are increasingly concerned over the state of the National Guard. They worry that overseas deployments are hurting the Guard’s ability to respond to local disasters.
COLUMBUS, OH (WOSU) The American military took center stage in downtown Columbus Thursday afternoon. The city’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade included thousands of troops, an assortment of vehicles and marching bands. Later a throng of family and friends turned out at a local church to welcome Ohio National Guard members returning from Iraq.
The American military took center stage in downtown Columbus yesterday afternoon. The city’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade included thousands of troops, an assortment of vehicles and marching bands. Later a throng of family and friends turned out at a local church to welcome Ohio National Guard members returning from Iraq.
One of the latest Ohio National Guard Units to be deployed to Iraq is a medical support group out of Columbus. But depsite recent deployments, the state’s recruitment is exceeding expectations.
The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services has begun training more counselors to screen and treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or P-T-S-D. The training comes as more than 4,000 Ohio National Guard troops have served overseas since the start of the Iraq War.
More than 4-thousand Ohio National Guard troops and air reservists have been deployed overseas since the start of the Iraq War. Studies indicate between ten and 15 percent of the troops might suffer from combat stress or post traumatic stress syndrome.
A government study says $1.2 billion in Army National Guard equipment is in the Middle East, raising concerns that preparedness at home may be jeopardized. A study by the Government Accountability Office says 64,000 pieces of equipment have been taken oversees. But the Ohio National Guard says most of its equipment is still in the state. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports.
Hurricane Katrina evacuees begin arriving by bus in Columbus today with more evacuees expected to arrive by plane tomorrow.
Ohio will send additional national guard troops overseas. 86 members of the 416th engineer group will be deployed to support operation enduring freedom. The group is based in the northwestern Ohio town of Walbridge. They are scheduled to leave in mid-September.