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Ohio department of Veterans Services

Retired U.S. Army Col. Chip Tansill will take over as director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.
Ohio Department of Veterans Services

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has named a new director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services after the agency's previous head resigned last week.

 

Kasich's office announced on Monday that retired U.S. Army Col. Chip Tansill was taking over as the department's leader. He replaces retired U.S. Army Col. Tim Gorrell, who left on Friday.

 

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is trying to get the word out about cash bonuses available to vets who have served since September 11, 2001.

A spokesman for the department says 81,000 Ohio vets have already received bonuses totaling tens of millions of dollars, but an important deadline is approaching: This is the last year for veterans who served in Iraq between March 2003 and December of 2011 to apply for the bonus.