The 33rd annual Stark County Italian-American Festival is set for June 13-15 at Weis Park, 2600 Harvard Ave. NW. The festivities will include music, daily entertainment, a bocce tournament (men, women and teen teams), a pizza-eating contest, a singing contest, food and a kid’s zone. The awards breakfast is set for 9 a.m. June 13 at Skyland Pines. F...

He’s only 10, but he’s been meeting with government leaders for years. In fact, Tyler Carcelli has a July date in Washington, D.C., during which he will personally meet with a congressman and two senators. Of course, this delegate will be accompanied on that trip by his mother, Kimberly Carcelli. Tyler, who is finishing up the fourth grade at Cente...

Rocky Colavito, the closest thing to sports royalty in the city and one of the last resonating ties to 1960s baseball played in the cavernous stadium by the lake, is scheduled to make a rare appearance in Cleveland during MLB All-Star Week. The event - billed as "The Return of Rocky Colavito" - will be at Playhouse Square's State Theatre on Friday,...

While Cincinnati is well-known for its German heritage, a large number of Italians immigrated to our region in the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s and also helped shape our customs and culture. And that extends beyond your favorite three, or four, Italian restaurants. The CincItalia! festival taking place this weekend, May 31 to June 2, at Harv...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Ben V. Marconi Lodge 505 will sponsor a singing contest at the 2019 Stark County Italian American Festival at Weis Park, 2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton. The contest will take place at noon June 15 at the stage. The entire festival will run June 13-15. The contest is open to children and adults, and 15 contestants are...

A red-figured skyphos—an ancient Greek earthenware drinking vessel—in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio will be repatriated to Italy, where it will now be under the jurisdiction of the country’s government. The vessel, which dates to 420 B.C.E. and is attributed to the Kleophon Painter of Athens, will remain at TMA for the next fou...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Sotto Topping the list is Sotto. Located at 118 E. Sixth St. in Central Business District, t...

It could be something out of “Mission Impossible.” Only under armed guard, chaperoned by a conservator, and kept in a protected temperature- and humidity-controlled custom-made case can the celebrated 1743 Guarneri del Gesù “Il Cannone” leave its specially made room at the Palazzo Doria-Tursi in Genoa, Italy. To host such a celebrity must be both a...

Marco Antonelli nacque ad Agnone nel 1857 ed emigrò negli Stati Uniti d’America all’età di sedici anni. Il giovane trovò lavoro come “portatore d’acqua” proprio mentre lo sciopero dei minatori a Coalburg, Hubbard Township, stava fallendo. Sebbene non fosse un “crumiro“, si unì alla folla di italiani che erano stati destinati alle miniere di Coalbur...

Years of development at Gervasi Vineyard culminated Thursday with the opening of The Casa, a 24-room boutique hotel. "I don't think we're going to build any more buildings. This is sort of a capstone, I think, for this property," said Scott Swaldo, general manager of GV Destinations — which includes the Gervasi estate and Twisted Olive in Green. Th...