An official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is promising to conduct a study that could lead to southeast Ohio's first V.A. medical center.
The pledge from Dr. Gerald Cross came Tuesday during a hearing that Congressman Zack Space and Senator Sherrod Brown held in New Philadelphia.
The lawmakers say without a nearby facility, veterans in the region are more likely to face problems getting needed health are
and can face longer waits for responses to their disability claims.
Plus, Space says high gasoline prices are making it tougher for rural vets to travel to V.A. medical centers in other parts of the