STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. John Kasich has announced the creation of a new series of courage awards to honor extraordinary Ohioans.
The first recipients are two women who have overcome tragedies from prescription painkiller abuse and human trafficking and the family of an Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Kasich introduced the recipients of the Governor's Courage Award at his State of State speech in Steubenville.
He also called for all veterans attending his speech to be honored.