Community’s help needed for Profile

Published 12:58 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

Each year, the National Football League has its Super Bowl in the early part of February. The same can be said for The Tribune, as at the end of February The Tribune produces what equates to its Super Bowl — the annual Profile edition.

The 2016 edition will be no different, but just like those NFL teams that work for many months to reach the Super Bowl, the same can be said for The Tribune staff.

The Profile edition is the largest publication The Tribune produces each year, as it will be over 100 pages that will showcase wonderful people and places through a variety of stories, photos and illustrations.

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This year’s theme for the project is called “A Day in the Life”and will feature those people and places that make Lawrence County and the region a special place to live.

The staff will work diligently over the next four months to make this year’s edition the best ever. However, we would like your help.

If you, residents of Lawrence County, know of someone who makes a difference or has an interesting job that could be featured in Profile, we want to hear from you.

Additionally, one of the many features of Profile is the “Unsung Heroes” section, which aims to feature those who work each day to lift up others. Unfortunately, we see some of the wrong types propped up as heroes, but we want to make sure those throughout the county that are truly heroes are showcased.

These could be the police officers, nurses or doctors, teachers or neighbors who make a contribution to making your community a better place to live.

The point is that we want to recognize those who deserve acknowledgment for their service to the community.

All nominations must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 8 by filling out the form that we will begin publishing in November. Or, you can email a short summary of the person and why they should be included in the “Unsung Heroes” section of the Profile edition.

All nominations should be emailed to Michelle Goodman (, dropped off at our office during normal business hours at 2903 S. Fifth St., or mailed in to P.O. Box 647 Ironton, OH 45638.

If it is mailed, please be sure to put it to the attention of “Unsung Heroes.”

When submitting your information about the “Unsung Hero,” please be sure to include your name, city and telephone number with the nomination form. While it is certainly OK to nominate someone anonymously, we would encourage you to provide the information for verification purposes.

While there is no limit on how many are nominated by an individual, all nominations must be received by The Tribune by the deadline on Jan. 9.

Lawrence County is blessed to have so many individuals who work each day to make a difference in the lives of others.

Working together is something that is great about Lawrence County, and helping The Tribune feature those who work tirelessly and selflessly for others is no different.