Every week, WSAZ recognizes people who have made a significant difference in other people's lives and/or communities. Winners are chosen based on, but not limited to, their voluntary positive impact on a person or community.



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Hometown Hero: Terri Adkins

Updated: 08/15/2014 - To her family, Terri Adkins is a mom and a wife. To her friend Amber Curry, Terri is an angel.
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Hometown Heroes: Jenna Jarrett and Kayla Laws

Posted: 08/01/2014 - Two Kanawha County women are being credited with saving a man's life. They stopped on a busy Cabin Creek back road in the middle of the night, where a man was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run involving a coal truck.
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Hometown Hero: Mae Mollett

Posted: 07/25/2014 - Customers say Mae Mollett always puts them first and looks out for everyone. "Unconditional love" is among the ways they describe our latest Hometown Hero.

Hometown Hero: Raymond "Rocky" Meadows

Updated: 07/04/2014 - Raymond "Rocky" Meaows turned his life around and created Lifehouse Saves Lives, a Christian ministry that puts anyone struggling with addiction into a home and a job.
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Hometown Hero: Justin Helton

Posted: 06/27/2014 - U.S. Army Specialist Justin Helton, who recently was laid to rest in southern Ohio after dying in an airstrike in Afghanistan, recently was welcomed home as a true American hero.
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Hometown Hero: George Sisler

Updated: 06/13/2014 - George Sisler, 77, has been collecting the cans for the last eight years in New Boston, Ohio. He said it allows him to help his church with food donations.
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Hometown Hero: Betty Carte

Updated: 06/06/2014 - Betty Carte is a custodian at Ironton Elementary School, and her care goes far beyond keeping the hallways and rooms clean.
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Hometown Hero: Jenifer Jacobs Webster

Posted: 05/30/2014 - When you walk into a library, thousands of different stories are just waiting to fill your imagination. For this week’s Hometown Hero, we bring you one of those stories -- not from pages in a book, but of a librarian.
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Hometown Hero: Delcie Elkins

Updated: 05/16/2014 - For the many Special Olympics volunteers, the mission was simple -- make the kids the stars of the track-and-field meet. Among those helpers was Delcie Elkins, who truly has made her life all about kids with autism.
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Hometown Hero: Rick Frame

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Rick Frame has touched countless lives through his 30 years as a teacher and coach. But two years ago, his life changed forever. He was diagnosed with gallstones, but was shocked to find out it was something much more serious.
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Hometown Hero: Charlie and Jesse Slash

Updated: 04/18/2014 - Most would agree that learning and then knowing how to play a sport can come naturally. However, for many people in our community, it's the opposite. In fact, it's more of a challenge.
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Hometown Hero: Holden Topping

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Holden Topping started a trend he never saw coming when he shaved his head in honor of his mother, Stefanie Rodgers, who is bravely battling breast cancer.
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Hometown Hero: Donna Suttle

Updated: 03/28/2014 - Donna Suttle is taking the old bricks and creating a keepsake that will, in turn, build an elite football stadium for the Ashland players and fans of the future.
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Hometown Hero: John Hubbard

Posted: 02/28/2014 - Nellie Payton was trapped inside her home earlier this week after it caught fire in Kenova, W.Va. Her neighbor John Hubbard saw the flames and sprang into action to help.
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Hometown Hero: Deloris Shockley

Updated: 02/21/2014 - For her spirit of giving, Deloris Shockley is our latest Hometown Hero. Officers know her visits usually mean a lot of food -- sometimes as many as eight pizzas at a time.
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Hometown Hero: Jacob Sargent

Updated: 02/10/2014 - In the midst of chaos, one young man jumped into action this week to help his classmates.
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Hometown Hero: Boyd County Middle School TechnoKats

Posted: 01/31/2014 - These Boyd County Middle School students know all about obstacles. They can program the robot they built to move around anything. But it was a different kind of challenge the students recently faced that was most noticeable.
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Hometown Hero: 'Red Hot' Booster Club

Posted: 01/24/2014 - While the kids handle the theatrics on stage, the Booster Club -- some 110 members strong -- does the hard work of planning and executing this key fundraiser that serves 1,400 meals in three days.

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