County honors service members

A large crowd filled the Clermont County Commissioners chambers Wednesday, March 18 to honor two local service members. Second Lieutenant Matthew Dean of the U.S. Army and Lieutenant Junior Grade Dean Ritchey of the U.S. Navy were recognized for their military service by local officials.

Commissioner Bob Proud thanked both men for their service to the country and presented them with certificates of appreciation.

The men received challenge coins from Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg and Dan Bare, executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission. They were also presented with a congressional proclamation by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s field representative Stephen Caraway.