By Martha B. Jacob –
The Grand Marshal for the 2017 Ohio Rural Heritage Festival will be Doug Bentley.
Bentley grew up on a farm in Clinton County where he served in Vietnam as a corpsman. Being a flight medic started his career in emergency medicine.
He has served Brown County for over 30 years as a paramedic, firefighter, EMS instructor and retired as the head of the radiology department at the Brown County Hospital.
He continues to serve his community today as a medic and mentor to those who are just starting out in the field.