EAST LIVERPOOL -- Urich, Thompson inducted into Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Though from different eras, the Upper Ohio Valley produced two of the most prolific entertainment talents of their respective days. Those men, the late Robert Urich and Will Thompson, comprise the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame's Class of 2002 Inductees.
An induction ceremony honoring the two men was held June 23, as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2002 festivities. Prior to the induction ceremony held at the Landora, a fine-dining restaurant adjacent to the Hall of Fame, Coach Lou Holtz and his special guests, Tony Rice, quarterback for the '88 Notre Dame National Football Championship Team; and Marc Edwards, starting fullback for the Super Bowl XXXVI Champion New England Patriots, gathered at the Hall of Fame to mix and mingle with guests.
At 7 p.m. a ceremony to posthumously induct Urich, Toronto native and television star, and East Liverpool's own composer-musician Thompson began.