- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A state board is seeking nominations for the 2015 class of “Great Ohioans.”

The award recognizes Ohioans who played a significant role in an event or series of events of lasting significance in world, American or Ohio history. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board says categories include areas such as invention, literature, government and entertainment among others.

Nominees must have been born in Ohio or lived in the state at least five years. At least 25 years must have passed since the event in which a nominee played a significant role.

The deadline for Ohioans to make nominations is Monday, Dec. 1, with the winners announced early next year.

Some previous award recipients include inventor Thomas Edison, astronaut Neil Armstrong, author Harriet Beecher Stowe and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens.

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