With no Reds fans allowed at Great American Ball Park in 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, LaRosa’s Family Pizzerias changed its long-running fan favorite ‘Strikeouts for Slices’ promotion to ‘Strikeouts for Cincy’. Instead of giving away free pizza, LaRosa’s contributed $1,000 to the Reds Community Fund every time a Reds pitchers struck...

James Vincent Clemente was born on February 26, 1920 in Akron, Ohio, to Francesco and Vita Clemente in the all-Italian neighborhood of North Hill. He grew up there until graduating from North High School. Before going off to serve, he got married and had a son. He was inducted into the service in the U.S. Army Air Corps on March 9, 1942. He served...

When people we love and admire pass from this earth, invariably we remember first how they were as a person, the lives they touched, and not the worldly things they've amassed. How can I adequately describe this special human being; selfless, humble, wise, quiet man of a few words who had a passion for helping others. A generous heart, never seekin...

The Conference of Presidents of the fifty largest and most influential Italian American organizations in the United States has unanimously elected Basil M. Russo to serve as the organization’s new president. The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as the organization is officially known, is headquartered in New York Ci...

Marco’s Pizza today announces the official opening of its milestone 1,000th store in Kissimmee, Florida. The brand’s path to 1,000 stores charts an incredible journey – starting with an Italian founder, Pasquale Giammarco, and a dream of creating a pizza brand, to CEO Jack Butorac who discovered a wonderful growth opportunity, to the immigrant entr...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Over the summer, calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues were being made across the country amid Black Lives Matter protests. The City of Columbus was once home to three statues of the city's namesake. Now, the Christopher Columbus statue at both City Hall and Columbus State Community College have been removed. “We were contacted by t...

Most folks likely knew that Gaetano M. "Guy" Cecchini owned of all of those McDonald's restaurants. At one-time he operated 17 in Stark County, with hundreds of local residents working for him. For many in the community, Cecchini was the person who gave them their first job. But there was more to him than restaurants and a "degree in Hamburgerology...

Thrasher Dinsmore and Dolan is proud to announce that Partner Ezio Listati has been appointed by the Italian Government as Honorary Consul, located in Cleveland, OH. Ezio will represent the Italian Government’s interests in Ohio and assist any of its citizens in the area. He will also work with Italian citizens in the area to ensure they receive th...

As the state of Ohio continues its fight against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, event organizers continue to make adjustments. On Saturday, Italian Sons and Daughters of America announced the cancelation of the annual Cleveland Columbus Day parade due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.  The event, bringing together " a diverse group of 20,000 people...