Letter from Lou Holtz

Greetings and welcome to the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame website! We hope that you not only will enjoy reading about our endeavors to create a hall of fame of preservation and inspiration here in the Ohio Valley, but that you also will be inspired to one day visit us in person.

Initially, I was presented with a concept for a Lou Holtz Museum, which I immediately rejected. While appreciative of the gesture, I did not and do not want a shrine dedicated to me. However, as more discussion was held and the idea evolved into a hall of fame that would be inclusive of individuals in all fields of endeavor from throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, I agreed.

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2014 Honorees

Holtz Weighs In On Issues

EAST LIVERPOOL –Open the local paper or watch the local news and you're bound to see stories of drug problems littering the Ohio Valley. That wasn't the case when Lou Holtz was growing up here.

Lou Holtz, Rudy Giuliani Come to Town

EAST LIVERPOOL –With the country still reeling Monday from news of what is being called the worst mass shooting in history, one man who lived through it once before visited the city and offered his empathy to the victims' families.

2014 Honorees

Hall of Fame Not Just for Holtz

EAST LIVERPOOL –Although named for a well-known college football coach, the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame is not limited to sports memorabilia but actually highlights a wide variety of local history.

Holtz Life Improvement Scholarship Winners Named

EAST LIVERPOOL –The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame is announcing the winners of this year's Life Improvement Scholarships.

2014 Honorees

2016 inductees announced for Holtz HOF

EAST LIVERPOOL –A world premiere sculptor, a highly decorated lieutenant general, a legendary football player and a producer/director and production designer are among those who will be honored at this year’s Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame induction banquet Monday, June 13, at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

Holtz hall will present honor to Team Mojo Foundation

EAST LIVERPOOL –For the first time, in 2016 the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of fame will present the Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame MVP Award, designed to recognize a person or organization for outstanding volunteer work to benefit the local community.

2014 Honorees

Giuliani Named Guest Speaker for 2016 Holtz HOF Induction

EAST LIVERPOOL – Those attending the 2016 induction banquet for the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame are in for an exceptional treat – an opportunity to hear guest speaker Rudolph W. Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001).

Museum Welcomes Piece of Local History

EAST LIVERPOOL –After more than 40 years, a piece of local history has come home, where it will give the community a chance to relive memories of a once-popular amusement park.

2014 Honorees

Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame 2014 induction held

WINTERSVILLE - Four men were inducted as the 2014 class of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame during a banquet featuring a keynote address from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Monday evening at St. Florian Hall.

Riverstyle
2013 Hall of Fame class

EAST LIVERPOOL – Urban Meyer, head football
coach at The Ohio State University, will be the featured
guest speaker at this year’s Lou Holtz/Upper
Ohio Valley Hall of Fame induction banquet to be
held June 24 at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The Good Guys

Derek Wolfe selected for Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley HOF award

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - Beaver Local graduate Derek Wolfe - a member of the 2016 Super Bowl winning Denver Broncos - has been selected by the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at its June 13 banquet..

The Good Guys

The Good Guys

The Good Guys Club visit Holtz Hall of Fame with their fearless leader, Pittsburgh sports author, Jim O'Brien.

Frank Dawson President of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame

WAKR/NewsTalkSports: Frank Dawson, President of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame joined Jasen on this Friday's Museum March.