COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's Department of Aging has extended the deadline for nominations for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame annually honors residents 60 and older who make a lasting impact on their professions, vocations or communities. Nominees must have been born in Ohio or have been residents of the state for at least 10 years.
State officials say the deadline for nominations to be considered for the 2018 induction in May has been extended from Jan. 31 to Feb. 5. Those selected for induction will join more than 450 older Ohioans inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception in 1978.
Past inductees have included business leaders, volunteers, educators, health care professionals, athletes and entertainers among others. Posthumous nominations are accepted.