EAST LIVERPOOL -- The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame inducted its seventh class of honorees at a brunch emceed by television talk-show host Regis Philbin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Calcutta YMCA.
East Liverpool native Vice Admiral Daniel L. Cooper (Ret.), Under Secretary for Benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs; John C. Thompson, also an East Liverpool native and chairman of the board of Hall China Co.; and the late actor and Hollywood legend Clark Gable, native of Cadiz, Ohio, comprise this year's slate of inductees with Frank B. Fuhrer of Pittsburgh being named the Hall of Fame's "Distinguished American."
Coach Lou Holtz presented the plaques to inductees and was joined at the brunch by Deana Martin, daughter of legendary entertainer Dean Martin.
The event also included a silent auction featuring signed memorabilia and other specialty items. .