Six universities in Ohio are part of a new national push to boost training and research on military veterans' brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
First lady Michelle Obama talked about the initiative Wednesday before a gathering of military members and veterans in Virginia. She said 105 U.S. medical schools and 25 schools of osteopathic medicine are bolstering their efforts to train students in treating brain injuries, PTSD and other mental-health issues affecting service members.
A Girl Scout troop that provides pillows and pillow cases to a northeast Ohio homeless shelter is among five recipients of state awards given in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
Scouts in Troop 397 in Lake Milton say their annual donation to a Youngstown shelter was inspired by King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The girls reasoned that in order to have a dream, a person needs a pillow.
They were recognized on Wednesday at the state's annual King commemorative celebration in Columbus, coming ahead of Monday's King Holiday.
Vice President Joe Biden plans to call attention to the high cost of college and the Obama administration's efforts to make it more affordable when he visits Ohio today.
Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to visit Lincoln High School in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna.
The trip is Biden and Duncan's second stop to a presidential battleground state in as many months to talk about college affordability. Both visited Florida last month. And Biden plans to travel to Pennsylvania tomorrow to discuss the issue.
School buses will return later this month in a struggling Ohio school district where voters approved a tax increase after eight rejections.
The interim superintendent of the Little Miami Schools said at this week's school board meeting that the district is "standing in a hole" but is trying to get back up to ground level. The southwest Ohio school system has been under state supervision and listed in "fiscal emergency."