Ohio Valley man celebrates 100 years


An Ohio Valley man reached a special birthday milestone.

Anthony Violi turned 100 years old. The Steubenville man has spent decades as band director at Steubenville High School.

His family and friends came together for a birthday party at the American Legion.

"I tell people, if I should not make it to tomorrow, I can go away happily. I can cross the river happily, because I did a lot of good to a lot of children, and they have never forgotten that. That's worth something to me,” Violi said.

Violi has also played in the Ohio state alumni band since the 50's.

On September 22nd, he will have the opportunity to dot the "I" at an Ohio State football game. His daughter is organizing a group from Steubenville to go to the game.

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