What is the VSC

In 1886, the Ohio State Legislature passed the Soldiers Relief Act establishing the Soldiers Relief Commission now called the Veterans Service Commission.

Each of the eighty-eight counties in Ohio has a board of five or more (honorably discharged) veterans appointed to the commission who administer the program for their respective county. Operating expenses and benefits are provided through county tax payer dollars.

Board members and Service Officers are trained by the Department of Veterans Affairs and accredited through the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS).

How Can I Find Out More?

Please visit our office if you need assistance with obtaining VA Benefits. Our office is located at the corner of Saltwell Road and Route 45 on Dickey Drive in the County Government Services building.

Call Us!

(330) 424-7214


Thomas J. Scahill

Vietnam Veterans of America

G. Roger Bacon

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Rodney A. Hughes


Donald E. Butream

American Legion

David A. Oesch

Disabled American Veterans


Debra Smith, CVSO

Executive Director

Kevan Wain, CVSO

Senior Service Officer

Joseph Cattell, CVSO

Lead Senior Service Officer

Lance Ritchie, CVSO

Service Officer

Teresa Burton

Benefits Support Specialist

Lisa Fix

Accounts Payable Clerk

Deborah Kanos

Intake Clerk