Get those nominations in

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the 2014 induction class of the Weirton Hall of Fame.

This will be the sixth class for the Hall, which recognizes and honors those who have made significant contributions to the city of Weirton since its official incorporation in 1947.

The induction ceremony itself is scheduled for May 4, but before that the organizing committee needs to receive nominations. The committee is accepting those nominations until Feb. 15, so we encourage all current and former residents to consider putting someone up for consideration.

Individuals can be nominated into one of six categories: philanthropy; public service; music and fine arts; education and religion; sports and athletics; and business, industry and professionals.

We’ve all known someone who has impacted our lives or the lives of others in some way. There are even those whose work has affected the entire community.

Several already have been recognized, from some of Weirton’s earliest leaders like E.T. Weir, longtime educators like Walter Wieloh, well-known members of the business community such as Emily Horvat, athletes like Robert Kelly or those who have volunteered their time to help others, such as with Don Donell.

It is important for our community to remember all those who have come before us and contributed toward the development of Weirton during its more than 60 years.

The names of those inducted into the Weirton Hall of Fame, as well as their contributions and accomplishments, will be preserved for future generations in the hope they find inspiration from previous generations to give back in their own way.

Nomination forms can be found at the Mayor’s Office, from a member of the Hall of Fame Committee or on the City of Weirton’s website.

We look forward to seeing who is selected as part of this year’s induction class.