EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO - Tickets are available for the 15th annual induction banquet of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame, scheduled for Aug. 1 at Lincoln Park in Midland, Pa.
Columbiana County, Ohio, entrepreneur James E. Pastore of West Point and Highland Beach, Fla., has been chosen for induction in the Class of 2012. In addition to operating the JPI Group, which has a number of recycling-related business interests in Ohio and several other states, Pastore has been extremely generous with high school athletic programs in the Upper Ohio Valley.
This year's Distinguished American is J. Roger Glunt, a homebuilder, remodeler, real estate developer and housing advocate from Pittsburgh. He is president of Glunt Development Co. Inc. and has long been active in local, state and national housing issues.
The Nutting Family of Wheeling has been selected to receive this year's Heritage Family Award.
Last year, U.S. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, was named Distinguished American but was unable to attend the ceremony. He plans to attend this year's function and receive his plaque from Holtz.
In addition to hearing from inductees and Boehner, those in attendance will also hear from Holtz, one of the country's most sought-after motivational speakers.
Tickets for the fundraising event, priced at $90 each, are available at the Hall of Fame at 120 E. Fifth St., East Liverpool. Because the Hall of Fame is non-profit, nearly half the cost of the ticket price is tax deductible.
The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet-style dinner at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call the hall of fame at 330-386-5443.