The Ohio House and Senate has awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families of 28 Ohio soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country during the past year. Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder, at a Statehouse ceremony, said each has made a sacrifice to this state that will never be forgotten.
Yesterday (8-14-12), Elected leaders from Montgomery and Greene Counties joined Congressman Mike Turner for a community forum focusing on the impact that sequestration defense cuts will have on the Dayton region. They heard testimony from local experts and business leaders about possible affects of the defense cuts, which have a growing number of people worried about their communities.
Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Barack Obama's campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections offered to service members.
Obama's campaign and Democrats argue the battleground state's law unfairly ends in-person voting for most Ohioans three days earlier than it does for military and overseas voters. They say such disparate treatment is unconstitutional, and all voters should be able to vote on those days.