component-social-facebook_share_api-v2-01
      14
      Thursday
      21 / 12
      Friday
      23 / 8
      Saturday
      17 / 3

      Gov. orders flag lowered to honor 3 Ohio soldiers

      Gov. John Kasich has ordered flags at the Capitol and other state facilities in central Ohio to be flown at half-staff on Monday in honor of three Ohio soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

      In a Friday statement, the governor also offered his condolences to the soldiers' families and friends.

      The Department of Defense has identified the soldiers as 36-year-old Capt. Nicholas Rozanski of Dublin; 45-year-old Sgt. 1st

      Class Jeffrey Rieck of Columbus; and 44-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon of Grove City.

      The soldiers were killed in an attack by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle Wednesday in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province.

      At least 13 people died.

      The soldiers were from the Ohio National Guard's 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER