Jay is a native of St. Clairsville. He is a graduate of St. Clairsville High School and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. His education also includes time at Ohio Northern University and Point Park College. Jay is a member of the St. Clairsville Lion’s Club, the St. Clairsville Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree Mason, Sunrise Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Saints Club, St. Clairsville High School Jr. Sports, St. Clairsville Alumni Association, and Board of Directors for Valley Hospice, Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers, Stone Chimney Club, Thoburn United Methodist Church, and Thoburn Choir. He and his wife, Trudy, have three children and six grandchildren. Jay likes to go golfing, boating, and fishing in his free time. He also enjoys quality time with his children and grandchildren.