More than a dozen Toledo mayors have come and gone since 1957, but not much has changed at Inky’s Italian Food on North Detroit Avenue. Inky’s still gets all its ingredients from the same local providers that worked with the restaurant in the 1950s. The menu has not been updated in decades. Even the electric sign hanging from the roof dates back to...

by Dan Eaton   Piada one day no longer will have to explain what a Piada is. That day is fast approaching. The fast-casual Italian chain has built its brand in Columbus over the past five years and has been on a steady march to 22 restaurants today.   Customers have lined up at restaurant openings in Central Ohio, Cleveland,...

For a guy who works in Hollywood, it seems like it might be a bit of a shock to the system to be playing the Toledo area right as some of the most bitterly cold days of the year begin. But for comedian Paul Mecurio — who will appear at the Funny Bone at Fat Fish Blue in Perrysburg from Thursday, December 12 through Saturday, December 14 — such cold...

The Liberation of St. Peter, a 350-year-old Baroque masterpiece recently acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art, was officially introduced Thursday evening.   Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, along with Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy and Lawrence Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator of European and American painting and sculpture be...

Marco's Pizza, the fastest growing pizza company in the U.S., recently announced a new partnership with the people behind The New York Times' best-selling business book, "The Oz Principle to create a program that will maintain their culture as their company experiences record growth.   The program will roll out nationally to Marco's Pizza's...

Si è tenuta la scorsa settimana presso l'Union Club di Toledo (Ohio) la terza edizione della "Cena italiana". Durante l'evento, alla presenza di oltre 100 persone, il Console d'Italia a Detroit Maria Luisa Lapresa ha conferito a Mauro Pino, Head of NAFTA Manufacturing/World Class Manufacturing di Chrysler, l'onorificenza OSI.   Ospite d'ono...

Leaving his Italian homeland for the United States in 1979, Lino Tagliapietra brought closely held recipes for battuto, zanfirico, reticello, pulegoso, martelé. For the next several decades in workshops around the country, he taught those glass-making techniques to Americans hungry for new skills.   In turn, his own creative appetite was nou...

Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is targeting the Southeast for growth. With hundreds of franchise locations already open and operating in the region, the company has announced plans to open more than 300 additional locations through strategic franchise partnerships in the coming years.   The new franc...

by Tyrel Linkhorn   Even as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles looks to expand its valuable Jeep brand worldwide, a high-ranking executive from the the newly unified automaker said Tuesday the company remains committed to the brand's importance in Toledo and its history here.   "We recognize Toledo is the spiritual home of the Jeep," said Maur...

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...