Induction Ceremonies Held on July 5th, 1998
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The first class of inductees to the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame was held July 5, 1998 on the front steps of the hall of fame. Hundreds attended the event hosted by TV personality Regis Philbin. The class of 1998 is listed below:
On any given hot summer night in
East Liverpool in the 1950's, a group of local boys could be found
hanging out on The Dairyland Corner, swapping stories and watching the
world pass by. One of these young lads possessed such a positive
attitude and winning smile that back in those days, he was
affectionately known as "Sunshine". Today, we all know him as
Coach Lou Holtz.
Don Cagigas has been the driving
force behind the donation of the Bank One building to help set the plan
in motion. Without his determination and perseverance, we would not be
Anyone visiting the office of Dr.
James W. Smith on East 69th Street in New York City will discover more
than a medical practice, for in fact behind the walls of the seven-story
brownstone mansion, one would find one of the most interesting
individuals anywhere in the person of Dr. Smith.
United States Representative
James A. Traficant, Jr. was born May 8, 1941 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was
educated in the Youngstown parochial school system where his athletic
ability earned him a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh.
Following graduation from Pitt in 1963, where he enjoyed remarkable
success as both a quarterback on the Panther football team and a student
in the Department of Education, he went on to receive his Masters degree
in both counseling and administration at Youngstown State University.
Jackman S. Vodrey, committed
businessman, attorney, and friend is a product of the East Liverpool
school system, moving on to Mercersburg Academy before receiving his
undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 1960. His schooling at
Princeton was interrupted by a two-year stint with the U.S. Army's 41st
Tank Battalion stationed in the U.S. and Germany. He earned a juris
doctorate in 1963 from the University of Michigan Law School and
immediately returned to East Liverpool to commence a highly successful
law career along with a legacy of community service.
A third generation member of his
family to be involved in the ownership and management of the Homer
Laughlin China Company, Joseph M. Wells, Jr. was born December 14,
1915.Following graduation from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio
and the University of Pennsylvania -where he received his Bachelors
Degree in Marketing in 1939 - he volunteered for service during World
War 11, serving in the Pacific Theatre with the United States Navy.
A zest for life filled every one
of Dr. J.J. Macedonia's days, and anyone who knew the congenial
physician would undoubtedly say no one would be prouder to be inducted
into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame today than he.
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