Milich to Be Inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Retired judge Robert Milich will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, the state Department of Veterans Services has announced.

He and 19 others will be inducted Nov. 8 at a ceremony featuring Department of Veterans Services director Chip Tansill and lieutenant governor Mary Taylor.

Beyond his 17 years as a Youngstown Municipal Court judge, Milich was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, including years at Youngstown Air Reserve Station in the early 1970s.

He also started the city’s Veterans Treatment Court in 2011, which serves veterans who have been arrested for drug crimes, offering them addiction and mental-health treatment alongside job training options in lieu of jail time.

Milich has also served on the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council, which over the years has created scholarships for reservists stationed at the base or their children, created the Airmen’s Attic home-supply program and has established two Freedom Warrior funds.

Established in 1992, the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame has more than 850 members representing the four major branches of the United States Armed Forces. This year’s class was selected from 119 nominees.

Biographies for each inductee can be found here.

Pictured: Retired judge Robert Milich.

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