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New Photo ID’s Designed For Veterans

Veterans get photo I.D.'s
Military veterans wait to get a photo ID card at Veterans Memorial.
20, 2013

Starting today, veterans can get a new ID card in Franklin County designed to make it easier for them to access benefits and store discounts. The new photo ID cards will include the veterans military discharge information that they provide to the Franklin County Recorder’s Office.

Franklin County Turns To Veterans For Disaster Response

Darrell Koerber is deputy director of Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
15, 2013

The county is using a federal grant to train veterans in disaster psychology, urban rescue, first-aid, and fire safety.

Pickerington Boy Scout Seeks Veteran’s Stories

Boy Scout Kyle Miller launched "Vices from the Front" to collect the stories of one-thousand military veterans in an effort to earn Eagle rank.
19, 2012

November is the month we remember our Veterans. A Pickerington Boy Scout is trying to ensure that those memories last a long time. Kyle Miller is spending much of his time these days interviewing World War Two vets about their service.

Veterans Receive New Services At Annual Aid Event

William Levy waits to try on a pair of boots supplied by a Nelsonville-based company. The free boots were offered at this year's Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down. The "Stand Down" offers free services such as health screenings and legal advice to homeless and low-income veterans.
17, 2012

Homeless and low-income veterans received help yesterday at the 18th Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down held at the Franklin County Veterans’ Memorial. WOSU reports on two new offerings at this year’s event.

“Un-American” Comment Garners Criticism And Support For Mandel

The race between Rep. Josh Mandel and Dem. Sherrod Brown is expected to be one of the closest and most-expensive races in the nation this year. The latest independent poll gives Brown a 46 percent to 41 percent lead.
August 31, 2012

Republican Josh Mandel’s comment that Sen. Sherrod Brown’s support of the auto industry bailout was “un-American” is bringing out veterans on both sides of the debate.

Unclaimed For Years, Veterans Remains Finally Honored

Dayton National Cemetery
Dayton National Cemetery. Ten U.S. veterans will be buried there Monday in a military ceremony after their remains went unclaimed for years.
22, 2012

Veterans who died decades ago will finally be buried at Dayton National Cemetery. The servicemen were not missing, their cremated remains have been in plain sight, sitting on shelves in Columbus area funeral homes. A group of volunteers has taken up the cause of the unclaimed remains- trying to find the vets’ families, give them a proper burial.

A Central Ohio Company Builds Mobile Vet Health Centers

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Mobile Vet Center Built by Farber Specialty Vehicles
4, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says Farber Specialty Vehicles will add 20 more so-called Mobile Vet Centers to a fleet of 50 it has built to be used in underserved or rural areas.

Central Ohio Iraq War Veterans Reflect On Service

Iraq War Soldiers
Army Staff Sgt. Scott Karr and Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pavlik
14, 2011

As the war in Iraq ends this month, service members of the Ohio National Guard reflect on their time in Iraq, and what lies ahead for the country.

Ohio Veterans Seek Out GI Bill

Department of Veterans Affairs Display Ad
November 22, 2011

Some Ohio veterans are questioning the GI benefits used at for-profit schools.

City Court Helps Struggling Veterans

The Ohio Department of Public Safety recently gave the Mansfield Veterans Court a $35,000 grant to expand services.
21, 2011

The city of Mansfield says a city court specifically for veterans is helping many reenter society and be productive citizens.