A full-time Italian professor at Youngstown State University will be departing for a new opportunity at Loyola University Chicago in the fall. Carla Simonini accepted a position at LUC, where she has been named the inaugural Paul and Ann Rubino Professor in Italian American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. According to LUC’s University...

Si informa la comunità italiana residente a Cleveland nello Stato dell'Ohio e dintorni che il giorno 20 aprile 2018, sarà effettuata una missione itinerante per la SOLA rilevazione dei dati biometrici ai fini del rilascio del passaporto italiano. La missione avrà luogo presso gli Uffici del Consolato Onorario d'Italia a Cleveland, al n.1422 Euclid...

Lauren Mascitti of Louisville will perform for the Ohio Valley Opry at 6 p.m. April 21 at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. The rising Nashville performer is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar, piano and mandolin. She began singing and writing jingles on her toy tape recorder at the age of 7. Mascitti was raised by her grandparents and...

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio, Jr., for Archie J. Finamore Jr., 69, who passed away Saturday evening, April 7, at Hospice House, surrounded by family. Archie was born December 13, 1948, in Youngstown, son of the late Achi...

Need proof that Apollo's Fire has grown? Attend its new production of Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo." Seventeen years after their last performance of the 17th-century masterpiece, the Baroque orchestra and director Jeannette Sorrell are reviving the work, this time in a semi-staged production with a cast of experts. "It feels like a reunion with an old fri...

Saint Catharine of Siena in Westwood proudly presents CincItalia, the Cincinnati Italian Festival CincItalia is Cincinnati’s true celebration of Italian heritage. The three-day festival is a showcase of Italian culture – offering entertainment from local and national music acts, cooking demonstrations on the Galbani Cheese Demonstration Stage, carn...

Twice on Monday people stood to applaud Law Director Joseph Martuccio at his final council meeting. The first ovation occurred after Councilman Greg Hawk, D-1, announced the law director’s impending retirement and thanked Martuccio for his work. The second came after Martuccio’s roughly 10-minute speech. “I’m an Italian-American, a lawyer, an actor...

One of Stanly County’s more popular restaurants damaged in a fire will not be reopening in Norwood. Milano’s Italian-American Restaurant will be reopening in Mt. Gilead, instead of downtown Norwood. Plans are underway for Milano’s to reopen in the former The Ford Place Restaurant, originally a car dealership. “There are more opportunities at The Fo...

Akron authorities were investigating a suspicious two-alarm fire at the former Kenmore Italian Civic Club building at Kenmore Boulevard and Manchester Road. Firefighters responded to the building at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and found white smoke. They shut down the roads while battling the fire. Authorities said no one was injured. The fire caused about $...

Gervasi Vineyard has named its distillery and boutique hotel, both of which are projected to be built by late 2018 to early 2019. The distillery will be called The Still House at Gervasi Vineyard, and the hotel will be The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard. The names keep in theme with its winery house, called The Crush House. (Crushing is an early and crit...