Fregiato named keynote speaker for state Sons of Italy convention

Judge Frank Fregiato has been named the key note speaker for the state wide Sons of Italy Ohio Convention to be held June 22 in Columbus.

In addition to the attendance by the local Sons of Italy President and the State of Ohio President, the National President, out of Washington, D.C., and the California First Vice President will also be present for Fregiato’s talk. He will be accompanied by Cynthia Fregiato, the Belmont County Clerk of Courts.

Fregiato’s presentation will be centered on the opiate crisis in the U.S., the Italian and Siciliano involvement in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Belmont County’s Drug Court, and the current drive by Italian-Americans to resolve this problem commencing at the grade school level.

Fregiato is the Belmont County Common Pleas Court Judge and is a top 5 percent graduate of OSU Law School, where he served as editor on Law Journal and achieved Order of Coif honors. In undergrad studies at OSU, where he received his B.A., he achieved Phi Beta Kappa and Political Science honors.

Fregiato created Live High School Court, the only program of its kind where court was conducted before the students. He conducts a successful Drug Court and spearheads a car show festival to raise funds for drug free concepts in our grade schools. He is very active in community affairs, is a pasta waiter with the Sons of Italy, is a Certified Personal Trainer, and publishes a classic car column in international car magazines.