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January 25, 2021

Dec 27, 2020
By Eileen McClory, Journal-News
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HAMILTON, Ohio — Police and firefighters won a long-fought victory at the Ohio Statehouse last week when lawmakers approved a bill to establish a fund to pay for mental health treatment and lost wages for first responders who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.

House Bill 308 cleared the Ohio House and Senate on Tuesday. It calls for the creation of a new state fund to pay lost wages and medical expenses for public safety officers suffering from PTSD as a result of their jobs.

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