Nation: A Late Apology

Ohio pays Kent State victims

It took more than eight years and cost at least $1 million in public funds spent on three trials and multiple investigations, but the State of Ohio last week finally did what it should have done on May 4, 1970. A statement signed by Governor James Rhodes and 27 Ohio National Guardsmen expressed official "regret" that four students at Kent State University had been needlessly killed and nine others wounded by the Guardsmen on that day. With the statement and agreement by the state to pay the victims or their parents $675,000, a retrial of the civil...

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