Local soldiers recognized by county

Clermont County Commissioners and local officials recently honored two area men who have just returned from tours of duty in Iraq.

United States Air Force Major Jonathan Royer, of Owensville and U.S. Army Captain Timothy Messer, of Bethel, addressed the crowd assembled at the commissioners office on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The men were officially welcomed home and received certificates of appreciation from the commissioners, they were also recognized for their service to the nation by Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, and presented with congressional certificates by Steve Carraway, on behalf of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. In addition they were thanked for their service by Dan Bare, Veterans Service Commission Director.