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House Committee Advances Bill to Name Al Oliver Highway in Portsmouth


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The House Transportation Committee took a significant step forward today by passing House Bill 320, which proposes designating a portion of OH-125 in Portsmouth, Ohio, as Al Oliver Highway. The bill sponsor, State Rep. Justin Pizzulli (R-Scioto County), announced this milestone in recognition of the Major League Baseball (MLB) legend.

During his testimony as the sponsor of the bill, Pizzulli emphasized the significance of honoring Al Oliver’s legacy by naming a highway after him. He stated, “This highway will serve as a constant reminder of the potential each one of us has to achieve greatness no matter who we are or where we come from. It will be a piece of daily inspiration for our youth and a source of great pride for all Ohioans who travel this route.”

Al Oliver, renowned for his achievements in MLB, also made significant contributions off the field. He was a registered minister and ordained deacon, demonstrating his commitment to serving his community beyond the realm of baseball. Additionally, Oliver’s legacy is prominently featured on the Portsmouth Floodwall Murals, further solidifying his impact on the region.

With the House Transportation Committee’s approval, House Bill 320 now moves to the House floor for further consideration and a vote. If passed, the designation of Al Oliver Highway will honor his contributions to both sports and community service, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come in Portsmouth, Ohio.