Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable in Wheeling Welcomes Judge Frank Fregiato
WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable’s monthly meeting will feature Belmont County Judge Frank Fregiato. His lecture will focus on the case of Union soldier Thomas Carr who was found guilty of murder and hanged in St. Clairsville in 1870. The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Ohio County Library. It is open to the public and is free of charge.
Fregiato is a Belmont County Common Pleas Court judge. He is a top 5 percent graduate of The Ohio State University Law School, where he served as an editor on Law Journal and achieved Order of Coif academic honors. In undergrad studies at OSU, where he received his bachelor’s degree, he achieved Phi Beta Kappa and political science honors. Fregiato, when he served as the Northern County Court Judge, created Live High School Court, the only program of its kind in the country, where actual court was conducted before the students. He is extremely active in community and charitable affairs, is a pasta waiter with the Sons of Italy and is a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. In his spare time, he publishes a classic car column “Quarter Mile with the Judge” in the international car magazines “The Legend” and “Smoke Signals.”