It's a distinct honor in the Ohio Valley to be named the Italian American of the Year, but this year's recipient is already living up the title.
This week, Follansbee native Bob Gaudio was named the 2014 recipient.
Gaudio has been an attorney in Wheeling for years, but in addition to his duties in the courtroom he's also a husband and father.
Over the years, Gaudio has served on the board for the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival, but this will be his first as Italian American of the Year.
7 News and WTRF.com would like to send a sincere congratulations to Bob Gaudio.