Veterans Issues
7:17 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Veterans find solace in yoga

Yoga mats await veterans at the Hamilton County Courthouse.
Credit Jennifer Wright / provided

Combat veterans face a host of challenges when they return to civilian life. Some of them end up in trouble.  But there is an effort across the country to keep them out of jail and back on the straight and narrow.  In Hamilton County, there’s a unique twist to help vets manage their lives: yoga. 

Veterans’ Courts have sprung up across the country as a way to reduce recidivism.  They work like drug or mental health courts.  Veterans charged with misdemeanors or low level felonies are directed out of the regular docket and into the special programs to meet their particular needs.

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Veterans issues
4:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

New effort to help vets find employment in Cincinnati

Cincinnati like the rest of the nation will pause Tuesday to honor veterans who have served in various wars.  

Currently these returning soldiers are having a difficult time finding jobs.  The veteran unemployment rate tends to be higher than the national average.  

Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach is announcing an effort Monday afternoon to change that.  

The city will begin tracking how many veterans are part of city contracts.

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Local News
12:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Military veterans invited to VA Medical Center's "town hall" forum today

Military veterans are invited to an open forum at the Cincinnati V-A Medical Center today to sound off and ask questions about V-A health care.

The forum begins at 6 p.m. today in the first floor auditorium of the medical center at 3200 Vine Street in Corryville.

Cincinnati VA spokesperson Denise Kerr says similar forums are being held this month at VA health care facilities around the country, at the direction of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, the former  CEO of Proctor & Gamble.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

VA Allegations and Wrongfull Death Claims

Veterans Administration under investigation for alleged falsification of treatment wait time records.


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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Veteran Benefits Explored and Explained