First and foremost, we would like to thank all Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices. We hope that our website can help you find what you are looking for. Our commissioners and staff are committed to helping you in whatever way we can, we’re all veterans that want to help our community.

As you look through our site, we hope you will find the answers you are looking for as well you will find the services that we provide along with information to receive those services. If there is something you need that you cannot find, please feel free to contact us via the contact us page or at 440-284-4625 and we would be happy to help you in any way we can.

Our History

In May 1886, after the Civil War was over and the US was in the period of reconstruction, the Ohio Legislature created the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission. The state legislature felt a need to repay the debt owed to Ohio’s Civil War veterans, along with concerns for their families, formulated this set of laws to provide financial assistance for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and their dependents or survivors.

The Soldier’s Relief Commission functioned for nearly sixty years, providing for Ohio veterans’ needs, with little change. Each Soldier’s Relief Commission, acting as a separate entity.