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Community Stars 2020

Community Stars a constant in a changing world

We’ve seen a lot of change during the past year. Everyone’s lives have been disrupted by COVID-19, for example, as we look to navigate through all of the restrictions that have been put into place in an effort to slow its spread. On top of all that, our country is being put to a test as ...

Susan Adams

CADIZ — Susan Morris Adams of Cadiz spends the present relishing the past. And for that commitment exemplified in many ways, Adams has been selected as part of the 2020 Class of Community Stars, having been nominated by Dee Ann Horstman, curator of the Scio Historical Museum. Wrote Horstman ...

Sheena Sellitti Dunham

WEIRTON — When West Virginia’s state government began ordering businesses to limit or close down their operations in an attempt to cut down on exposure from the COVID-19 virus, area restaurants were faced with the possibility of not having enough customers to stay open. That’s when ...

Sandy Grimm

WINTERSVILLE — Sandy Grimm has spent most of her life helping others. After all, the Steubenville native has been involved in some charity or another from the time she was a child. “I grew up volunteering,” Grimm said. “My mother was a volunteer, and I have been involved in ...

George B. Hines

NEW CUMBERLAND — New Cumberland native George Hines said though the town isn’t the most populated or prosperous community in the Ohio Valley, residents can take pride in its appearance. And Hines has been working for many years to beautify the city and bring attention to its history, a ...

Donald Jochims

From as far away as Vietnam, to right here in the Ohio Valley, Donald Jochims life has been about service the entire way. “It’s a part of my way of life,” Jochims said. “I enjoy helping people and do it to the best of my ability.” Jochims served in the Navy during the Vietnam War ...

Nathan Jones

TORONTO — As the armor-wearing and sword-wielding mascot of the Toronto High School football team, Nathan Jones is a familiar sight to the many attending the Red Knights’ games. But Nat the Knight, as he is known by many, also embodies the virtues of the knights of old, including bravery ...

Rick and Florence Mader

AMSTERDAM — Although helping neighbors is a reflex for Rick and Florence Mader of Amsterdam, such acts of kindness don’t go unappreciated. John and Yvonne Nosal live nearby on township Highway 267 — Red Dog Road — and are among the beneficiaries of that philosophy of Mader ...

Tom ‘Teek’ Mort

WINTERSVILLE — Tom Mort began coaching youth baseball in 1977, just two years removed from graduating at Catholic Central High School. A friend approached him because he needed help with a Steubenville Babe Ruth squad. Mort did not think about his future when he agreed to coach for the ...

Paul Toth

WINTERSVILLE — Paul Toth has never been one to sit around doing nothing. As far back as he can remember, Toth said he’s been doing whatever he can to help people around him. “I just think it was the way I was raised,” he said. “If you’re able to help somebody who needs help, I ...