Weirton Hall of Fame to honor seven

WEIRTON – The 2014 class of the Weirton Hall of Fame has been announced.

Seven individuals were selected by the hall of fame committee to be a part of this year’s group of honorees. They will be inducted during a dinner at 2 p.m. May 4 at Undo’s in Weirton.

This year’s class will include James Hanna and Robert “Bob” Trice in the category of sports and athletics; Barbara Matey in the category of education; Goldie Baly and Catherine “Kitty” Kochman in the category of public service; and Dino Belli and Harry Ameredes in the category of music and fine arts.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning April 1 at the Weirton Municipal Building, R. E. Saxon Jeweler and Marsh’s Pipe Supply. Only 250 tickets are being sold for the event at $25 each.

For more information contact Angelina Dickson at (304) 479-2269.

According to the Weirton Hall of Fame Committee study report, by which the committee operates, all honoree nominations can be individuals with “outstanding” accomplishments, starting with the incorporation of the city of Weirton in 1947, and had to be a resident within the city limits for at least five years.

Individuals can be nominated into one of six categories for philanthropy; public service; music and fine arts; education and religion; sports and athletics; and business, industry and professionals. All nominations also had to be submitted in writing, signed and dated by the individuals making the nominations.

Individuals selected for nomination could be nominated for more than one category but picked for only one category for the hall of fame.