Today is the first day that recent war veterans from Ohio can apply for the bonuses Ohioans approved on the statewide ballot last fall. Gov. Ted Strickland says these bonuses are for Ohioans who are veterans of conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq. Strickland says this is a way for Ohioans to say "thank you" to its veterans.
Veterans or their surviving families could be eligible to receive up to five thousand dollars in bonuses. Vets who want to apply can do so online at www.veteransbonus.Ohio.org. They can also contact their local veterans services offices or call 877-OHIO-VET.