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Ohio State to offer legal aid program for veterans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University will use a $250,000 donation to launch a program offering free legal services to military veterans.

The donation being presented in a ceremony today at the Moritz College of Law in Columbus comes from a student who wants to honor her husband, who was killed in action in Iraq.

Army Capt. Jenna Grassbaugh is making the donation to create the Capt. Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project. It will provide legal assistance to veterans on issues such as foreclosure and debt.

Jenna Grassbaugh is a student at the law school.

Her husband was killed by a roadside bomb on April 7, 2007. She later served a tour in Iraq.

The law school is trying to raise money to match Grassbaugh’s donation.