Ohio House passes legislation designating day for Atomic Veterans

State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) announced House passage of House Bill 414, sponsored by State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), that designates July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day” in Ohio. Members of the Ohio House today favorably passed a slate of 28 bills that impact constituents of the 87th House District, demonstrating that the […]

Marion Senior Center hosting Veterans Day celebration

The Marion Senior Center will honor local veterans for their patriotism and sacrifice for our country during a celebration on Friday, November 10, 2017 at noon. All veterans will receive a complimentary lunch along with special mementos of the occasion. Lunch will feature Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and apple pie. Along with individually […]

Ohio Veterans Bonus pays $500-$1,500 to eligible veterans

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive the Ohio Veterans Bonus, which pays between $500 and $1,500. “Ohio veterans answered the call to service when our nation needed them most,” said Chip Tansill, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. “It is an honor to thank and reward these brave men and women […]

Expanded Homestead reduction available for disabled veterans

Effective March 23, 2016, Senate Bill 10 has extended the Homestead Exemption for veterans with total service-connected disabilities and their surviving spouses to include veterans who are receiving compensation at the 100% level due to individual unemployability caused by service-connected disabilities regardless of age or income. The bill also added two new requirements for the […]

November is Hire a Veteran Month in Ohio

Governor John R. Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor recently signed a resolution officially recognizing November 2015 as Hire a Veteran Month throughout Ohio, asking Ohio’s employers to consider the skills and abilities of Ohio’s military veterans and service members when seeking new employees. Ohio is proud to be called home by nearly 900,000 veterans […]

Marion man honored as part of 2015 Veterans Hall of Fame class

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2015 in a ceremony at 11 a.m. November 5 at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus. The Ohio veterans’ community and the public are cordially invited to attend and honor the 20 Ohioans, including a Marion man, in this year’s class as they join the […]

Department of Education to help military family members become teachers

The Ohio Department of Education, acting on an executive order from Gov. John Kasich, is eliminating fees for educator licenses to recognize the contributions of military families. Beginning this year, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license, permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans […]

State Expands Services for Unemployed Veterans

Governor John R. Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor have proclaimed November Hire a Veteran Month, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) encourages employers to consider the skills and abilities of military veterans when seeking new employees. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 35,000 unemployed veterans in Ohio,” […]

MTC, OSUM Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools Designation

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing […]

Honoring Ohioans Exhibit Unveiled at the Ohio Statehouse

A large crowd turned out Monday morning for the unveiling of the “Honoring Ohioans” exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse. The permanent exhibit is the newest addition to the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center located in the Museum Gallery. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation, working with Dublin, Ohio […]