By Nate Fluharty   Its 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 cou...

The annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. Honorees include Italian-American Man of the Year, Anthony "Boo" Bellotte; Italian-American Woman of the Year, Angela Bellotte; Honorary Italian Man of the Year, Dr. Joe Momen; Honorary Italian Woman of the Year,...

"I owe my soul to the company store", recita una vecchia canzone popolare americana. Gli italiani che vivevano nella zona di Fairmont e Monongah, West Virginia – oggi il 60% della popolazione locale ha origini italiane – conoscevano bene questa verità.   Arrivati a fine Ottocento da tutto il Sud e in particolare dalla Calabria – tantissimi d...