(Columbus)---A bill signed by Governor Kasich Thursday (pictured) will honor local fallen soldiers by naming state highways in their honor. Amended Substitute Senate Bill 245 was jointly sponsored by State Senators Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) and Bill Seitz (R-Green Township).
-A portion of Fair Avenue in Hamilton will be named the "Sgt. Charles Webb Memorial Highway." Sgt. Webb, 22, died on November 3, 2004 from injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
-A portion of Tylersville Road in Butler and Warren Counties will be named the "Spc. Michael B. Cook Jr. Memorial Highway." Spc. Cook, 27, was a Middletown native killed when his unit was attacked in Bagdahd, Iraq on June 6, 2011 during Operation New Dawn.
-State Route 122 in Warren County will be named the "Capt. Bartt D. Owens Memorial Highway." Capt. Owens of Middletown was 31 when he died in the crash of an MH-47E in February of 2002 during Operation Enduring Freedom.
-A portion of I-71 in Hamilton County will be named the "Spc. Donald S. "Scott" Morrison Memorial Highway." Spc. Morrison, of Cincinnati, died when his military vehicle was attacked by an IED in Frontenac, Afghanistan on September 26, 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom.