Holtz HOF?names new officer, board
EAST LIVERPOOL - The board of directors of the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame has announced a new officer and two new board members, according to President Frank C. Dawson.
Jim Connelly, a longtime board member, has been named vice president. Connelly, who was inducted into the hall of fame in 2002 as a distinguished American, is president of Jim Connelly & Associates. He is an entrepreneur, having owned and operated many businesses, and is involved in motivational speaking and life coaching. He also is the author of "One More Sunset."
He and his wife, Kate, and his daughter Katy Clare, reside at the edge of the Notre Dame campus.
Newly selected board members are J. Robert Sebo and Beth Holtz.
Sebo was inducted into the hall of fame in 2005 as a distinguished American. The founder of Paychex Inc. of Ohio, Sebo is a graduate of Bowling Green University. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Salem.
Beth Holtz, a former East Liverpool resident and the wife of coach Lou Holtz, resides in Orlando, Fla. She is a supporter of the the hall of fame's scholarship and teacher grant programs.
Homeland Security grant announced
LISBON - The Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency's joint effort with other five counties to seek federal Homeland Security grant money resulted in nearly $300,000 being awarded for projects.
EMA Director Luke Newbold reported of that amount, $180,000 was awarded for a 600 kilowatt diesel mobile generator capable of producing enough electricity to power critical care areas of a hospital should the facility lose electricity and its back-up generators fail. It will be shared with the other five counties - Harrison, Carroll, Jefferson, Stark and Mahoning.