Honor your neighbors, community

Part of what makes any community great is the effort to preserve its history and remember those who have come before, laying the groundwork for our present as we strive to build a future.

The Weirton community endeavors to do just that each year with the induction of several past and present residents into the Weirton Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame Committee is in the process of seeking nominees for this year’s induction class, and residents are being encouraged to assist by submitting the names of those they feel are deserving of such an honor.

Since its inception, the Weirton Hall of Fame has worked to find those who have made significant strides in establishing and promoting the Weirton community.

From businessmen, to athletes, educators, entertainers and a few of the city’s founders, there have been many who have worked since 1947 to place the Weirton community on a path of greatness.

To qualify, one must have distinguished themselves in one of the following categories: Philanthropy; public service; music and fine arts; business, industry and professions; and education and religion.

Nomination forms are available at the Weirton Municipal Building, R.E. Saxon Jeweler, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, Marsh’s Hardware and Newbrough Photo. Nominations are due back to the committee by April 29.

Weirton has a long, storied history that needs to be honored and remembered for future generations. For the last eight years, the Hall of Fame has helped to do just that, and we are glad to see it continue.