On May 19, 1986, the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Commission was renamed the Veterans Service Commission (VSC). Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a VSC and each consists of a board of five honorably discharged veterans who are appointed by the judges of the Court of Common Pleas. Their main objective is to administer programs for their veterans within the county. In Stark County, the Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Each Board member holds their position on the board for five years.
In 1886, the Ohio Legislature passed an act establishing the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Commission for the purpose of assisting Honorably Discharged Veterans and their minor children, spouses, and widows who have met with an unexpected hardship resulting from lack of employment, illness, or injury.