People preserve their family history in scrapbooks or family trees. One family in Youngstown has preserved theirs in a podcast. The podcast is hosted by Marco Zaza, who grew up on Youngstown’s east side in the 50s, and his son David, a Boardman graduate. As it turns out, their stories are more than just their family. With Italian music in the backg...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival will host its 15th year of programming from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9, with three unique film screenings at the Cedar Lee Theatre and Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. Sponsored by Italian Tours & Travel by Diana, the movie event is organized by director festival director Joyce Mariani. Mariani first kicked off the fest when she...

This is your invitation to join our 2021 biennial conventions, for both the Order and Fraternal Association, which will be held at the chic Hilton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio from Aug. 7th to Aug. 11th. See full schedule of events here. The Ohio District, under the leadership of ISDA Vice President Marie Frank, will host the conventions, and the commi...

Tami Cashioli’s Italian heritage has always been important to her. It was growing up in an Italian household in Lisbon where Sunday dinners were a tradition of ethnic food, family and fellowship. And it continues in her involvement in the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival in Wheeling as well as her commitment to the Steubenville-based Itali...

 Station Square Ristorante was recently named in Wine Spectator’s 40th annual Restaurant Awards. The local Italian eatery was the only Mahoning Valley restaurant recognized. Station Square, 4250 Belmont Ave., has been serving the Mahoning Valley since 1986. Owner Ottavio Musumenci took ownership of the restaurant in 2001 and showed an interest in d...

Get ready to feast on some Italian food, Cleveland. Little Italy’s popular Feast of the Assumption festival will return this August, according to a press statement from Mayor Frank Jackson. It follows the festival’s cancelation in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. “For more than 120 years, Holy Rosary Parish’s Feast of the Assumption celebrati...

The mammoth Guardians of Traffic, sculpted with an Art Deco flair on four Berea sandstone pylons, have been overseeing the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, otherwise known as the Hope Memorial Bridge, since 1932. They’re locally iconic, but this past week the statues were cast in a national spotlight as sports pundits and MLB fans weighed in when Cleveland...

Mount Carmel Basilica hosted its Italian fest Sunday evening in a different way. Normally, the fest is held in the church’s parking lot. When the event was planned in January, the church wanted to be safe with the pandemic. So instead, they held a concert in the church’s event center for their parishioners. “Monsignor wanted to bring people back in...

The Sons of Italy in Bellaire is once again continuing its annual tradition - making 1.5 tons of sausage for the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival. Members of the Sons and area volunteers gathered in the kitchen Tuesday morning to prepare its famous homemade sausage. "We don't use any fillers, we don't use any chemicals, it's all g...

The long-awaited return of the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage festival is less than two weeks away. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the iconic event last summer. This will be the 38th year for the festival, but there will be some changes this time around. New for this year is the Italian Village, which will be in the 12th street area and...