John Nese Passes Away; His Impact Will Be Remembered



John Nese

Photo Courtesy of Herald-Star

On July 6th, we lost a beloved fellow broadcasters, John Nese.

John called games for WSTV-AM, WOGH-FM, and Ohio Valley Sports Online.

Jim Huggins, who called games with John, had the following to say about John in a memorial article in the Herald-Star.

“There was a period of adjustment after we started to work together,” Huggins said. “He was always really loud and boisterous. I’m like that too, so it took a little bit of time for us to settle in.”

“He was larger than life — everybody knew him, and everybody had a story,” Huggins said. “Everywhere we went out of town, he knew somebody at the location, and that always made it easier on us.

Funeral and Memorial Service Information

Calling hours will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Fr. Ryan Grey, celebrant. Entombment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil service Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Steubenville Catholic Central High School, 320 West View, Steubenville, OH 43952. Offer condolences at