Local Sports Legend Inducted into OVAC Hall of Fame


A local sports legend was honored on Saturday for his love of Ohio Valley sports, especially high school athletics.   

George Kellas II, was inducted into the 2015 OVAC Hall of Fame Class.

Hundreds of people packed inside the McLure Hotel for the ceremony.

Kellas started his career in 1977 where he would spend the next 30 years as a sports broadcaster. 

Just some of his accomplishments were 
when he co-founded WKKX AM 1600 and created the valleys first professional indoor football team, The Steel Valley Smash. 

Kellas hosted his own radio talk show from 2004 until he passed of cancer in 2009 at the age of 53.

Even though Kellas may have not been present for his induction into the OVAC hall of fame, his love for the valley still shined through. 

His widow, Sherry Kellas, accepted the honor on his behalf and read a letter that she had found a couple weeks ago. The letter was something he wrote about his love for the Ohio Valley and sports.

To allow him to have the final word, his son, George III, put together a video of just some of his dad’s highlights from his career.

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