U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The union representing Chillicothe VA workers is relocating because of an executive order from the White House blocking the use of government facilities by unions.

A bill passed by the Ohio Legislature and awaiting the governor's signature designates June 12 as Women Veterans' Day in the state. 

The office created under the Trump administration to protect whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs is doing the opposite by putting whistleblowers at risk, according to a report released on Thursday by the agency's inspector general.

According to the blistering report, the office failed to push out poorly performing senior officials, did not conduct accurate or unbiased investigations and may not have protected identities of people who reported waste or harm to veterans.

By some measures, David Shulkin had a fairly typical experience for members of the Trump administration. He learned he was nominated to become secretary of veterans affairs while watching TV — and found out he was fired on Twitter.

The secretary of veterans affairs has told several members of Congress that he's evicting them from offices they've been using in VA hospitals. The House members use the offices to meet with vets and discuss everything from their eligibility for benefits to the quality of the care they receive.

The VA Mission Act passed into law with broad bipartisan support last year, but that unity began to wane immediately, when President Trump signaled after signing it that he wouldn't give it an additional stream of funding.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says two vets in Columbus have been treated for Legionnaires' Disease, and three othes have symptoms of the respiratory illness.  

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President Trump intends to replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with the White House physician, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the president announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

"I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin's service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!" Trump wrote.

An exhibit at the downtown Columbus library features artwork created by veterans. 

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The amount of money being spent by drug companies to defeat Issue 2, the Drug Price Relief Act, has broken the state's record for a ballot issue.

A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen is joining other veterans in supporting a fall ballot measure forcing state agencies to purchase drugs at prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The measure on the November statewide ballot known as Issue 2 requires state agencies to pay the same price for drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In July, a man took his own life at a Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Warren, while there for an appointment.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Police say a Confederate soldier statue at a cemetery on the Hilltop has been damaged by vandals who took its head.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says many people didn't understand part of his immigration speech Wednesday because of the enthusiastic crowd.

The director of the Dayton VA Medical Center will become acting director of the VA medical facility in Cincinnati, where investigators found misconduct related to some officials.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The new director of the Chillicothe VA Medical Center is returning to his roots.

Legislation to name a Veterans Affairs clinic in Newark after a solider who died in the Vietnam War has been introduced in Congress.

An agreement aimed at helping decrease wait times for veterans seeking medical care has been forged between Air Force and Veterans Affairs officials in Ohio. 

Eleven Ohio agencies will receive nearly $1.9 million to help homeless veterans find and maintain permanent housing. 

An Associated Press records review shows the Portsmouth Veterans Affairs medical facility is among 75 VA clinics and hospitals across the country with the highest percentage of patients waiting at least 31 days for care.

After the scandal over long patient wait times and a cover-up of the problem, VA hospitals around the country are holding what they call “Town Hall” meetings with veterans to gather feedback about service. 

Former P&G Chief Nominated To Run VA

Jul 1, 2014

President Obama has nominated Bob McDonald, the former CEO of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is dealing with reports of lengthy waiting times and mismanagement.

A federal audit shows five Veterans Affairs medical facilities in Ohio scheduled most of their patients for appointments within 30 days, and two have been flagged for further review.

After days of national speculation about whether the Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove would take the top position at the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, he announced over the weekend that he's withdrawing his name from consideration. 

U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio plans to tour a Veterans Affairs clinic in Columbus this morning and meet with area veterans. 

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will be looking for answers when he visits the troubled V-A hospital in Phoenix, which has been at the heart of allegations of delayed treatment and even fatalities there. President Obama last week elevated Gibson to the post while the White House searches for a permanent replacement. 

Former VA Official Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery

Jun 21, 2013

The former director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Cleveland has pleaded not guilty to charges of accepting bribes.