Payne recognized by commissioners

Clermont County officials were on hand to show their support to a former Milford resident, Daniel Payne, as he prepares to deploy to Iraq with the Ohio Army National Guard.

Payne was presented a certificate of appreciation signed by Clermont County Commissioners Bob Proud, Scott Croswell and Ed Humphrey during the commissioners meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25.

In addition, Dan Bare, executive director of Clermont County Veterans Service Commission, presented Payne with a challenge coin. He was also presented certificates of appreciation from Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg and Stephen Caraway, on behalf of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.