Ohio governor proposes academic credits for vets

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has announced a plan to give free academic credits to veterans for the training and experience they received during military service.

Kasich says the training veterans received from the Armed Forces has prepared them for many of Ohio's most in-demand jobs.

Kasich announced the plan during his State of the State speech Monday as he said veterans deserve thanks for the sacrifices they've made as they re-enter civilian life.

Kasich says those who have driven a truck from Kabul to Kandahar have earned the right to drive a truck from Cleveland to Columbus.

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