Ohio National Guard

Lawmakers propose $1,000 bonuses to Ohio National Guard members

BY: - July 26, 2021

A pair of state lawmakers want to give a financial bonus to all members of the Ohio National Guard as thanks for their service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Each member deserves $1,000 as a “small way to show our appreciation for their valiant efforts,” state Reps. Richard Brown of Canal Winchester and Bride Rose Sweeney […]

DeWine on sending troops to southern border: ‘It’s in Ohio’s interest’

BY: - July 7, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday it is in the state’s best interest to send more Ohio National Guard troops and other law enforcement officials to help protect the southern border with Mexico. The decision reflects Ohio’s broader effort to aid fellow states — or the federal government — when help is requested, the governor said. […]

Ohio National Guard security detail after Jan. 6 cost state $1 million

BY: - February 23, 2021

It cost the state of Ohio more than $1 million to send hundreds of troops to the Ohio Statehouse last month to protect against acts of political violence. All told, taxpayers spent millions of dollars to pay for enhanced security in Columbus and Washington, D.C. following the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol. After […]

Trans in the military: Ohioans happy with reversal, still waiting on policy change

BY: - January 29, 2021

Second Lieutenant Kazper Lewis has known since the fifth grade that he wanted to serve in the military. The Kent native’s father is a chaplain in the Army, but it was through the national organization Young Marines that Lewis learned “about leadership and challenging myself and others.” He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

More than 21,000 Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C., and numbers may grow

BY: - January 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 21,000 National Guard men and women — from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security support for the […]

National Guard assistance to foodbanks extended into December

BY: - September 21, 2020

Ohio's volunteer-strapped foodbanks are getting help into December, the Ohio National Guard announced Thursday.

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Controlling Board OKs $3.2M for Ohio National Guard protest responses

BY: - June 15, 2020

Gov. DeWine had deployed Ohio National Guard to Cleveland, Columbus, D.C. Taxpayers will foot the multi-million dollar bill for the Ohio National Guard’s response to recent protests in Cleveland and Columbus. The total cost as approved by the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday comes to $3.2 million for the deployments beginning on May 30.  Gov. […]

DeWine calls in Ohio National Guard to help with protests in Columbus, Cleveland while mayors invoke curfews

BY: - May 30, 2020

After a third day of protests filled the downtown Columbus streets, Gov. Mike DeWine deployed the Ohio National Guard as mayors across Ohio declared curfews Saturday night, with some establishing them for Sunday and Monday as well. DeWine also called in the National Guard for assistance in Cleveland. In a press conference Saturday, DeWine said […]