Soldiers from B Troop 2-107th Cavalry Squadron line up to turn in weapons at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Wednesday. The 2-107th Cavalry Squadron had just completed a deployment to Iraq performing convoy security …
MANSFIELD, Ohio - Relatives have welcomed home the final round of Ohio National Guard members who supported a new aircraft during its debut mission in Afghanistan.
Thirty-two members from the 179th Airlift Wing returned Monday to Mansfield. The News Journal reports they were greeted by a crowd of parents, spouses, children and pets.
Master Sgt. Louie Vail said the reunion was a welcome way to mark a special day. It was her first wedding anniversary with her husband, Lt. Col. Jeff Charette, who was a pilot on the mission.
The returning members spent between three and six months working to support the C-27J Spartan aircraft and get supplies to Army soldiers.
Lawmakers from Ohio have been pressing to save the C-27J cargo plane program from downsizing plans proposed by the Air Force.
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Richland Co. Headlines
An Ohio corrections employee has been fired over the escape of an inmate serving a life sentence for rape, officials said Monday.
Three men have been hospitalized Wednesday after a multiple-vehicle crash in Mifflin Township in Richland County, according to Ohio State Highway troopers.