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Ohio Veterans HOF set to induct Warren Councilman Bob Dean



Published: Sat, October 13, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m.

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WARREN

Bob Dean, Warren City Council president and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. He’ll be only the third Warren man to receive the honor.

At a press conference Thursday, Mayor Doug Franklin explained that the induction recognizes a military veteran for his work in the community after leaving the military.

Among Dean’s community activities, he is perhaps best known for the annual Coats for Kids giveaway that provides about 3,000 coats annually, Franklin said.

He also organizes a “Gifts for Veterans” event to assist those who live in the state’s two veterans nursing homes.

But Dean also has helped countless victims of tragedy, such as the families of the 10 people killed in two house fires in Warren within eight months of each other in March 2012 and June 2011.

Dean collected money to help with funeral expenses in both cases, Franklin said. And he also collected money for a family that had lost its car through theft, enabling the family to get a new one.

“Congratulations, Bob. Your service is very much appreciated,” Franklin said, surrounded by the two other Warren veterans selected earlier — Bob Brothers and Sam Lanza.

Dean will be inducted at a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force in Dayton.

After retiring from the Air Force, Dean went to work for the mayor of Houston and founded Job-Plus Inc., a program that addressed the employment needs of inner-city teens.

He was contract-compliance manager for the Port of Cleveland while the port was building the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He was first elected to Warren City Council in 2004.


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