Loveland, Ohio – Four Loveland High School alumni will be inducted into the Loveland Schools Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 21.

David Evans (Loveland High School Class of 1969), Wesley Jackson (‘94), David J. Litteral (‘80) and Janet Rich (‘71) are the recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award – a lifetime award honoring graduates who have used their Loveland education to better their communities at the local, national or global level.

“This event, which is open to the public, is an opportunity for us to recognize and give back to Loveland graduates who stand out in their service to others,” said Loveland Schools Foundation Executive Director Linda Slusher. “It is also a way to show the Loveland community the high caliber of students that the Loveland Schools produce.”

David Evans has coached the Midland Redskins since 1990 and has won the Connie Mack World Series 12 times. He has coached more than 80 major league players, including Ken Griffey Jr., David Bell and Barry Larkin.

Wesley Jackson earned three university degrees with majors in biology, microbiology and biochemistry from Miami University, Wright State University and the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently working as a research scientist for the Eli Lilly Company, where some of his research has led to medical patents for which he is accredited.

David J. Litteral, Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army (ret.), gave 32 years of honorable service in the United States Army Medical Department, culminating as commandant of the Army’s Medical Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

Janet Rich taught 35 years at Loveland City Schools. Among others, she served 33 years as chair for the Health and Physical Education Department, 17 years as student council and class advisor, and 24 years as cheerleading coach. Rich was named Grand Marshall of the 2012 homecoming parade for her service to Loveland Schools.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet begins at 6 PM at the Oasis Golf and Conference Center, with awards recognitions scheduled to start at 8 PM.

Tickets ($45/person) include dinner and must be purchased prior to the event. Please contact Linda Slusher at for more information. No tickets will be available at the door.

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