COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Proposed Ohio legislation would make it easier for military veterans who have returned home after deployments to get professional licenses and certifications necessary for certain jobs.
The House bill would allow state licensing agencies to consider veterans' military experience when they apply for a license. It would also allow for special extensions to members of the Reserve and National Guard whose licenses expired while they were mobilized.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the bill is expected to receive hearings in Columbus this week.
Rep. Anne Gonzalez, R-Westerville, said that of the 66 professional licenses and certificates administered by state boards and agencies, the military has 47 primary specialties that are closely related and could lead to expedited licenses.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.