Foundation Accepting Nominations For Hall Of Fame

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The Ottawa Hills Foundation is accepting nominations for the Ottawa Hills Hall of Fame through Aug. 1.

Established by the Foundation in 2006, the Hall of Fame was established to recognize and celebrate the life achievements and civic contributions of Villagers past and present.

Past inductees include: OHHS alum and internationally-known sports journalist, Christine Brennan; the late Joe Ann Cousino, a world-renowned sculptor and long-time Village resident; and the late Willard I. Webb, III, a banker, philanthropist and civic leader.

In addition to nominees for the class of 2017, the committee is also accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame's Century Circle. The Circle is intended to honor individuals whose lives and accomplishments during the formative years of Ottawa Hills deserve special recognition.

Past Century Circle inductees include: entrepreneur, philanthropist and statesman Ward M. Canaday; E.H. Close, the initial developer of Ottawa Hills; and Judge Charles Edwin Chittenden, a lawyer and jurist for 40 years in Lucas County courts.

The community is encouraged to nominate "worthy candidates" for consideration. Residents are encouraged to honor Villagers "who have distinguished themselves by making a lasting difference in people's lives in Ottawa Hills, the State of Ohio, the nation, and the world."

Organizers are encouraging nominations that span nearly a century of Village history. Nominators should provide appropriate supporting information, such as a resume, so the committee may fully assess the contributions of the nominee.

Nomination forms are available at the Village office in the Jean Youngen Municipal Building on Richards Road, or on the Village's website, ottawahills.org, under the news heading. The Induction Gala will be held in November.

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