Weston’s Frank Angotti, a U.S. Army veteran of the European Theater in World War II and retired businessman and state Division of Highways comptroller, is parade marshal for the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Grand Feature Parade. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Clarksburg. Angotti was born November 21, 1921, to immigr...

With the 41st annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival set to begin Friday morning, board members spent Thursday evening honoring individuals who have made an impact in their communities. The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival’s annual Honorees Banquet was held at Bridgeport Conference Center to recognize the Italian American Man and Wo...

Jackson Square in downtown Clarksburg was alive with festive food and music as the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-off whetted appetites for the Labor Day weekend festival. Hundreds of people showed up to enjoy the multitude of pasta sauces, bread, antipasto staples such as Greek and Italian olives, prosciutto, supresatta, cheese...

An Italy-based energy company’s first permanent operation in the United States is now open in Hancock County. Pietro Fiorentini officials, state, city and county leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday in Weirton to open the energy company’s manufacturing operation. Gov. Jim Justice, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and 1st District Congres...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is an anticipated celebration of a culture that has helped shape much of the region over the years, and this year marks the 41st rendition of the anticipated event. “I think it’s a great accomplishment that something that was started so many years ago is able to live on thanks to all the volunteers, spon...

A veterans appreciation ceremony will kick off Saturday’s events at the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival at Heritage Port. A committee led by John Looney, director of the Wheeling Vets Center, John Nanny, past commandant Department of West Virginia Marine Corps League and Sam Nazzaro Sr., will recognize veterans with an 11 a.m. ap...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival will take over the streets of Wheeling the coming weekend. The big tradition in the friendly city continues this year with a few new parts. “We have the dance lessons, the Tarantella. And they have the meatball eating contest and they have 'My Roots,'” said organizer Bob Triveri. The festival b...

The 31st Annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is still more than a week away but local residents were able to get a sneak peak Wednesday evening. Festival organizers held a wine tasting to preview West Virginia’s largest Italian festival that see more than 150,000 people attend annually. However, if it wasn’t for several commun...

Last month, the former Pullman Plaza Hotel officially reopened as a DoubleTree by Hilton and introduced a new pub called Bootleggers. The newly remodeled hotel has another new restaurant. Located in the former banquet room is a new Italian restaurant named Doppio Albero. The restaurant (whose name is Italian for "Double Tree") offers guests a varie...

The 37th annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Media Night was held at the McLure Hotel Ballroom on Wednesday evening. Students received scholarships, sponsors were recognized, and the Italian Americans of the Year were named -- Tom Triveri and Tony Polsinelli. “I’m extremely honored after being here for 51 years that finally th...