by Mitch Stacy   The parents who created a "visual bucket list" for their 5-old-old daughter who's slowly going blind started by showing her wondrous sights close to their Ohio home. They never dreamed she'd get to see Rome someday. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers and her family will travel to Italy sometime next spring thanks to Turkish Airlin...

Sons of Italy Southeastern Ohio, Lodge 2990, will host a Wine Tasting Event fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. in the Son's of Italy Lodge in the basement of the Redbrick Tavern in Athens at 14 N. Court St. The event is $25 per person and all are invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Doug Flutie Autism Association.   A Fl...

Wednesday night on Washington Street, the annual Mount Carmel Festival with literally go off with a bang.   The festival, which pays tribute to Lowellville's Italian-Catholic heritage, begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a boccie tournament and ends Saturday evening. The culmination of Wednesday's celebration will be the baby-doll dance at 10:30...

by John Marshall   Giuseppe's Ritrovo has been a fixture in Bexley for 20 years, and the name "ritrovo"—Italian for "hangout"—is fitting here. Most nights of the week, the place is bustling, and most weekends, it's jammed. Guests come because their friends do, because of the way the family who runs the place treats them and because of the wo...

"Cuciniamo con Samanta" now scheduled for first week of March! Get ready to dive right in the Italian language and culture with this journey through the flavors of il Bel Paese! Italian language and cooking classes have never been so good !! Spots are very limited; call or register online Thursday 26 February!!!   COURSE DESCR...

On September 4, 1910, Anthony J. Celebrezze was born in Anzi, Italy. When he was two years old, he and his family moved to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. When he was a teenager, Anthony began to work on a railroad. He decided to continue his education and attended John Carroll University and Ohio Northern University, graduating w...

by Polly Campbell   Are you looking for a cheap feed or a fine-dining experience? Do you want to try something new, or do you think a restaurant should have been in place a few decades before it can be judged "best"? Any of those ways, you're in luck. There are Italian restaurants in Cincinnati that have been around since the Depression...

by Jon Chavez   The three-day 2014 Italian Business Forum in Toledo this week ended Wednesday night with an odd mix of boxing, wine tasting, a pork roast, and music at the host site, the Park Inn by Radisson downtown.   But the underlying purpose of the forum — to encourage Italian companies to pursue business opportunities in Toledo...

Toledo, known for auto manufacturing and glass production, may be on its way to earning a reputation as an international city.   Next month the city will play host to a two-day gathering of 20 businesses and officials from Italy seeking business and investment opportunities in northwest Ohio.   Read more   Source: http://w...

By Lee Morrison Arrivederci! Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival officials are bidding goodbye to the festival founded in 1989, but are proud of its legacy of providing scholarships and memories. President Bob Mueller, of Dover, said that the festival foundation's executive board — and later the full membership — voted unanimousl...