COLUMBUS -- A Korean War veteran and longtime newspaper columnist was honored Thursday for his community service.
Ronald Seman of Parma was one of 15 Ohioans inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, spotlighting service men and women who have "put their skills and abilities to work for the betterment of our nation, state or their local communities," according to Department of Veterans Services, which administers the program.
Seman, who served in the U.S. Air Force, launched "The Cleveland Veteran" radio program. He writes the "Veterans Beat" column the Twinsburg Bulletin and other newspapers.
For years, Seman has organized Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veterans Day programs and other events to honor service men and women.
He is a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Catholic War Veterans.
The ceremony took place in Columbus a few days before Veterans Day, with Gov. John Kasich and recently installed Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Timothy Gorrell presenting each with a medal and plaque.
The inductees "not only answered the call to serve their country but answered the call in even bigger ways to serve their fellow man," Kasich said. "Thank you for your service. You're terrific people, and I've learned something from all of you today."
"Ron has spend most of his life both informing and honoring veterans," said Mike McKinney, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Veterans affairs, during Thursday's ceremonies.
Marc Kovac is the Dix Capital Bureau Chief. Email him at email@example.com or on Twitter at OhioCapitalBlog.