by Joe Crea, Northeast Ohio Media Group   Back when, dinner at an Italian restaurant meant a platter of spaghetti big enough to feed an army, large green salads and a basket of crusty bread.   You can still find plenty of reliable places that offer hearty Italian-American fare -- but today you're just as likely to find authentic and a...

A summit to showcase the business and development opportunities that Toledo and Ohio can offer Italian companies began Monday night with community and business leaders promoting the area's strengths.   Speaking through a translator, Carol Contrada, president of the Lucas County Commissioners, welcomed the Italian visitors to the Glass City d...

By Steven Litt   A $1.6 million renovation has brought the historic but underused Alta House in Little Italy back to luminous vitality as the new home ofCleveland Montessori School, previously housed at nearby Holy Rosary Church.   On a gray Wednesday morning, the school's second day in its new home, parents pulled up at the East 125t...

Two longtime Lorain business owners and members of the Italian-American Veterans Post 1, 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, will be honored at an upcoming celebration.   Marie Bonaminio and Baldo Campana will be spotlighted at the fourth annual Festival of Italian Heritage starting at noon on Oct. 11 with festivities continuing through 6 p.m. at t...

by Lori Kurtzman   We'll talk about the sights of the Columbus Italian Festival — the sausage selfies, the BONGRNO license plate, the woman in cherry red heels navigating the brick streets — but, first, can we talk about the smell? It doesn't hit you right away. As you make your way to the festival's 4th Street entrance, there's barely...

Today's culture spotlights the food industry. Celebrity chefs, TV reality food competitions, local "foodie" restaurants, and "farm to table" eateries dominate the market drawing regular consumers to become fanatics over what used to be just a cheeseburger. Another phenomenon, not new to the game, is the ever-popular food truck.   From as ear...

It was good food, good laughs and good conversation Sunday during the 28th annual CIAO Italian Dinner at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. "That's what being Italian's all about," dinner co-chair Terri Crosina Spencer said. "It's a good day to be Italian. Everyone is today."   The dinner has become a Lima institution over the years, with...

The La Macchina Moto Bell Car Show II is scheduled for Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at RiverWoods golf course Akron. There is no admission fee to view the cars. This is an invitation only car show for registered vehicles. The show will include more than 300 antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars and custom vehicles.  ...

All 2014 Stark County graduating seniors are eligible to apply for our scholarship. Please visit your High School Guidance Department for details on how to apply. All completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014.   The Stark County Italian-American Foundation was organized with the following objectiv...

  WTI Magazine #46    2014 October, 29Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   I just came back from a couple of very intense weeks in the US, between New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Illinois. I've met several beautiful friends in the Italian American community, I've attended important events, I've had very positive feedbacks about what We t...