FPS staff report
November 13, 2012
Carroll County Common Pleas Judge Dominick E. Olivito, Jr. administered the oath of office Nov. 5 to Charles D. Boley at the Carroll County Veteran’s Service Administration.
Boley was selected to represent the American Legion on the Carroll County Veterans’ Service Commission. Boley will serve a five-year term on the commission. He is replacing Joe Pontones of Minerva who retired in July 2012, after serving 35 years with the commission.
At the ceremony, Judge Olivito told Boley, he was selected from a great class of nominees, all of whom were capable of serving the position. He encouraged Boley to encourage the other nominees to participate with the commission and work with them to help veterans.
Boley was born and raised in Carroll County and returned to the area after being honorably discharged from the Army for medical retirement. He served in the United States military from 1978-1992 and is a Persian Gulf veteran.
Boley is the chapter commander for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 85, which serves Carroll County.
Since he became commander, Boley said chapter membership has grown and they are fundraising to purchase another van to transport to veterans to the VA hospital and appointments, job searching, etc.
The Veterans Service Commission is comprised of five representatives: Larry DeDent, DAV; Bill Crown and Chuck Pearson, At-Large Korea & Vietnam; Bill Offenberger, VFW, and Boley, American Legion.
The Commission helps veterans and their families with a multitude of items, such as filling out and filing paperwork, help with heating and electric bills, groceries and any other home repair, such as building a handicapped accessible ramp into the home.
The Carroll County Veterans’ Service Administration is located at 160 2nd St. SW, Carrollton, and can be reached at 330-627-2590.