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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — Veterans and lawmakers across Southeast Ohio are fighting to keep open the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, which has served veterans in the region for close to 100 years. A recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report recommended closing the center, which oversees outpatient clinics in six rural Southeast Ohio counties —… Read More
WHITTIER, Calif. (NPR) — It’s supper time in the Whittier, California, home of Air Force Veteran Danyelle Clark-Gutierrez. Eagerly awaiting a bowl of kibble and canned dog food is Lisa, a three-year-old, yellow Labrador Retriever. Lisa almost dances with excitement, her nails clicking on the kitchen floor. In this moment, she appears more like an… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former nursing assistant has been sentenced to seven consecutive terms of life in prison for injecting seven elderly veterans with fatal doses of insulin. Reta Mays was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Mays didn’t say why she did it before being sentenced on seven counts of… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (OVR) — On Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his daily briefing on coronavirus, which is surging across the Ohio Valley. Eleven more Kentuckians had died that day. Then the governor provided an update on an especially worrisome outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center near Lexington, one of four long-term care facilities dedicated… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — The story in The Atlantic quoting anonymous sources saying President Donald Trump referred to American soldiers who lost their lives in service as “suckers” and “losers” is still getting widespread reaction. But Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is casting doubt on whether Trump said what’s been confirmed by several news outlets. President Trump has denied making the comments. So, when Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) was… Read More
The Trump Administration’s new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – The government says the remains of a soldier who died during the Korean War have been identified as an 18-year-old Ohio man. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray of Chillicothe were accounted for on June 6, 2019. The agency says Bray was an… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is investigating allegations of “potential wrongdoing” resulting in multiple patient deaths at a VA hospital in West Virginia. VA Inspector General Michael J. Missal said in a statement his office has been looking with federal law enforcement into allegations at the Louis… Read More
Veterans are warning that the Department of Veterans Affairs has not resolved serious flaws in the way the program is administered.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia sailor and veteran is among those honored on a recently dedicated World War I memorial in New York City’s Times Square. The monument was authorized by the World War I Centennial Commission to honor six sailors who died when the USS San Diego, the largest U.S. Navy warship,… Read More
Wisconsin created the Green Alert – a statewide call-out when family, friends or caregivers report a troubled veteran is missing. That may save lives, but it exposes a personal crisis to all.
Women make up nearly 10 percent of the U.S. veteran population and are the fastest growing group within the veteran community, yet they remain mostly invisible in society. In recognition of their service and the centennial of women’s suffrage, a group of community and Ohio University sponsors are holding a panel discussion with women veterans on… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is seeking volunteer drivers for a partnership to transport disabled veterans to hospital medical appointments. State Veterans Assistance Secretary Dennis Davis tells The Herald-Dispatch the volunteers are needed at least one day per month for the program that resumes July 1. Davis says on average about 500 veterans each… Read More
Richard Overton enlisted in an all-black battalion, serving in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He loved ice cream, whiskey and cigars. “Today we mourn not just a hero, but a legend,” the U.S. Army said.
Robert Wilkie is President Trump’s second VA secretary; his first was fired after clashing with political appointees. Wilkie insists he’s put an end to infighting at the department.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to provide agriculture training for military veterans. The state Department of Agriculture says in a news release the grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aims to improve veterans’ health. The statement says the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in… Read More
All Proceeds will go to Local Veterans Charites! Free Admission! Food Trucks, Homemade ice cream, DJ, and much more! Cars & Motorcycles judged separately. Over 20 trophies! Hundreds of dollars in prizes! $10 Entry fee per car/motorcycle.
Join us for a living history presentation as Kenneth Hammontree portrays Sgt. Alvin York, the most-decorated American World War I soldier. You’ve seen him as Simon Kenton, Simon Girty, General George Patton, and even Pretty Boy Floyd, just to name a few. Now see him as Sgt. Alvin York, the most decorated American soldier of World… Read More
Ken Williamson first went to Vietnam in 1969, serving with the Army Engineers. He photographed the land, people, and events then and continued photographing its citizens and sites when he returned years after the war. He has compiled his observations into a book which intertwines his personal life and reactions with the historical events of… Read More
Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach; troops must be fed in order to fight. But what happens when that army faces hunger after marching back home? Federal statistics show tens of thousands of U.S. military veterans struggle with homelessness, hunger and food insecurity. As the holiday season approaches, a pilot program… Read More
This is the October 10, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, a reporter will take you to the Athens Area Stand Down event. A healthcare resource in the community is no more due to budget cuts. And an international student will share her perspective on clubs in college.