More than 700 attend Ohio female veterans meeting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Female veterans from across Ohio attending a state conference to learn more about benefits and resources say they have seen improvement in services to veterans, but more needs to be done.

More than 700 female veterans attended the Ohio Women’s Veterans Conference in Columbus on Saturday where they heard national and state veterans officials talk about what is available to women who served their country.

Thirty-three-year-old Cassandra Renfroe, of Canal Winchester, says she didn’t know where to turn when she left the Marine Corps in 2006. She says benefits and resources have improved since then.

But Renfroe says she often encounters veterans who don’t know they are eligible for help or are reluctant to seek it.

Officials urged those attending the conference to help them reach out to other veterans.

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