Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Registered voters across Ohio are deeply divided over the war in Iraq and what the United States should do.
As part of Ken Burn’s week long commemoration of World War II, WOSU is taking a look at local vets from the Great War. Former astronaut John Glenn shares his memories of the war.
They’re often called America’s Greatest Generation – the men and women who served during World War II. Some of the most recognized World War II veterans are those who parachuted into Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Attitudes about the war in Iraq seem to be little changed by the events of the past week. Hearings in Congress, the 9/11 anniversary and Thursday night’s address by President Bush don’t seemed to have caused central Ohioans to rethink their positions.
Last night in his presidential address, President Bush announced a reduction of troops in Iraq. Ohio US senator George Voinovich was in Chillicothe today where he toured the Chillicothe Veterans’ Medical Center. He says the legacy of the Bush administration relies on developing a comprehensive plan that would gradually end the war.
US Senator George Voinovich still wants President Bush to set a deadline for troop withdrawal. But Voinovich says he will not vote for a deadline if asked to.
In his address to the nation, President Bush called for an enduring presence of US troops in Iraq. But US Senator Sherrod Brown (D) of Ohio says Iraq is not becoming more stable, and troops should come home within a year.
Columbus’s Green Lawn Cemetery has about 30,000 veterans buried on its grounds. Every year volunteers try as best they can to decorate all the graves of service men and women with an American flag
A poitical stalemate in Washington over funding for troops has sparked debate and discussion nationwide. The Central Ohio Federalist Society weighed in on Wednesday as it hosted columnist David Rivkin. Rivkin told the audience at the Athletic Club of Columbus that congressional “micro-managing” of the Iraq War will lead to a constitutional confrontation.
The US House and Senate have approved spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bills put deadlines on troop withdrawal. President Bush has vowed to veto any measure that sets a timetable to begin troop withdrawal. But Ohio’s lawmakers have very different opinions about the legislation.