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June 14, 2013
The Herald-Star

Gentile calls for veterans' support

COLUMBUS - State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, has called for the General Assembly to pass permanent legislation giving military veterans academic credit for skills learned in the military service.

Gentile complimented Gov. John Kasich for issuing an executive order simplifying the process for awarding college credit for military education for veterans and service members.

"I feel very strongly that the General Assembly should do everything possible to help our veterans find jobs. That's why I introduced my Veterans Opportunity Act last year to standardize the way Ohio's public colleges and universities give veterans academic credit for skills they learned in the military. It was a good idea then, and it's still a good idea now that Gov. Kasich has incorporated my legislation into an executive order. But, the governor's action is only a first step. This policy should be written into the Ohio Revised Code so it becomes permanent law and that can be accomplished by passing the Veterans Opportunity Act," said Gentile.

Public hearing set for Ross Township budget

IRONDALE - A public hearing is planned at 7:30 p.m. on June 25 to review the Ross Township trustees' budget for the fiscal year ending on Dec. 31, 2014.

The hearing will be held at the township garage, 6172 county Road 54.

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