From left are Nicholas Story, Elizabeth Story, Meigs County Community Fund President Jennifer Sheets, Board Members Paul Reed and Charlene Rutherford. Submitted photo.

Steve Story remembered through Endow 200 campaign contribution

POMEROY, Ohio – An advocate for Meigs County will continue to do so through memorial donations to a organization dedicated to the county.

The Meigs County Community Fund is pleased to announce that the Endow 200 campaign has received a $10,000 donation honoring the late Steve Story. Thanks to matching funds awarded to the Foundation For Appalachian Ohio by the Ohio Legislature this gift will be matched dollar for dollar, resulting in a $20,000 donation to the Meigs County Community Fund.  The donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Judge Steven Story

Steve Story was a practicing attorney in Pomeroy for nearly 40 years. He also served as solicitor for the Village of Middleport, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney, and Meigs County Court Judge.  Steve was well-known throughout the community for his passion for economic development, serving as President of the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce.  He was a member of the  Southeastern Ohio Regional Council, the Community Improvement Corporation, the Executive Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Meigs County Bar Association, among many others.

He is credited as being the primary voice leading to the construction of the new sections of US 33 in southeastern Ohio.   A stretch of highway in Meigs County is named in his honor.

Endow 200 was initiated to celebrates Meigs County’s 200th and invest in the present and future of the county. Money donated to Endow 200 will go into a permanent endowment that will allow the Meigs County Community Fund to make grants each year while also growing the dollars available for the community.

At the launch of Endow 200, president of the Meigs Community Fund, Jennifer Sheets said, “Throughout Meigs County, novel ideas and elbow grease are working to expand opportunities for our neighbors. By launching Endow 200, the Meigs County Community Fund will be able to invest homegrown dollars into ideas that will have an impact on our local communities.”

The Meigs County Community Fund, through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, has a mission to create legacy opportunities for Meigs County by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.  For more information please contact board president Jennifer Sheets at 992-2151 or visit us at www.appalachianohio.org/meigs.