WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs secretary will convene a commission to recommend a new director for the health care system that treats more than 6 million veterans.
Dr. Robert Petzel has served as VA undersecretary of health for the past four years. The VA said Friday that Petzel is retiring as planned in 2014.
The commission's work comes amid heightened scrutiny of the VA's health care. A congressional hearing last week highlighted problems at hospitals in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Buffalo.
Lawmakers are also demanding the VA provide treatment records regarding Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.
No lawmaker has expressed concerns that Alexis received inadequate care, but they are aggressively investigating his interactions with the VA.
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Southbound traffic on Interstate 75 is moving slow because of an accident near Main Street.
When police and firefighters arrived, Moore said the victim, a grandfather living at the residence, was trying to go back inside the burning home.
Lawyers for a condemned Ohio inmate who raped and killed a pregnant woman say mercy is warranted because of the defendant's chaotic and abusive childhood and the failure of his original attorneys to work hard enough on his behalf.
A former high school teacher in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted on a sexual battery charge alleging that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner concludes that dog bites caused internal injuries that led to the death of a 3-month-old central Ohio girl.