A foreign exchange student from Italy is having to deal with the effects of the coronavirus -- not just in the U.S. -- but also in his home country. Jacopo Battista came to Oklahoma in January for a semester at Broken Arrow High School. While he was settling into life in Green Country, his family and the rest of Italy was sheltering in place from t...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will be a free agent after this season, and he does not know what is in store for him in terms of his NBA future. However, Gallinari does know where he wants to finish his career: in his home country of Italy. Gallinari recently said he would like to return home to play for Olimpia Milano in the EuroLe...

“We’ve had the truck for more than nine years, but we took two years to find the truck we wanted,” Gillen said. “We wanted one with some equipment already there, and we wanted a certain size. We finally found it.” Today, many Tulsans are familiar with the sleek, black Mangiamo food truck that specializes in Italian cuisine. If it isn’t on a caterin...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari is funding 400 COVID-19 test kits as well as protective equipment for the OKC-County Health Department, according to Royce Young of ESPN. Young notes that the department has recently partnered with a lab out of Texas to test high-risk individuals. The 2019-20 NBA campaign was suspended earlier this mon...

Danilo Gallinari was on the verge of being moved after the Miami Heat pulled the strings on a deal that could’ve sent him to South Beach. The Oklahoma City Thunder ultimately didn’t agree with the compensation they’d get in return and chose to keep the Italian Stallion for the remainder of the season. The marksman has an expiring $22.6 million cont...

Italian tissue manufacturer Sofidel Group anticipates an early June grand opening for its $360 million plant in Inola, a spokesman for the company said. A total of 350 people will be employed at the 1.8 million-square-foot facility, which is expected to be fully operational by sometime this summer, spokesman Enrique Garay said. In terms of sheer si...

Sam Lovera, owner of the iconic Lovera’s Italian Market in Krebs, died today at the age of 63. Details are still developing, but according to a source Lovera suffered an apparent heart attack this morning, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but did not survive. This is a massive loss for the small town of Krebs. Sam’s family dates back to...

Bricktown visitors soon will be able once again to enjoy a plate of spaghetti while dining in an old-fashioned trolley car. That experience was once a part of visiting Spaghetti Warehouse, which had a popular three-decade run in Bricktown before closing four years ago, and is credited with getting Bricktown started as an entertainment district. Spa...

As one of the players moved in the infamous Paul George deal, Danilo Gallinari has yet to find a long-term home in the NBA. Stints in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and (now) Oklahoma City, it seems Galo has always been used as a pawn for teams to acquire someone better than him. This season, however, the tables have turned. Galo makes for a valuab...

Ada is joining a growing list of cities, states and universities that have replaced Columbus Day with a new holiday recognizing Native Americans’ history and culture. The Ada City Council voted 5-0 Monday to rename the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day. The day will continue to be a paid holiday for regular,...