A local brother and sister have teamed up to tell the story of their grandfather, who was wrongly accused of murder in 1933. “Mixed-Up Innocence: Murder at the Spaghetti House” examines “age-old problems of bigotry and corruption,” according to authors Julie “Ju-Ju” DeLillo and Michael Natale Jr. Their grandfather, Frank A. Natale, who was accused...

An Italian tradition that started nearly 40 years ago has made its way to Powell. Monte Carlo Italian Kitchen, the second in central Ohio, has opened in the former Old Bag of Nails Pub at 345 W. Olentangy St. “We just thought it was a good area,” said Kellie Ison, who owns the two Monte Carlo restaurants with her husband, Dan. “It was just a small...

Melinda Harris has been taking a trip to Italy every summer for several years. But it wasn’t until she began studying Italian at School Amici that she started to enjoy it in a different way. “Until I learned Italian, I don’t think I really appreciated the culture,” she says. For seven years, Harris made the one-hour drive from Wilmington to the sch...

Just in time for Christmas, the Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired a circa-1675 marble sculpture, “Sleeping Christ Child’’ by Filippo Parodi, an associate of the great Italian Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Parodi is on view today for the first time in the museum’s Gallery 217, the Reid Gallery, alongside the museum’s late altarpiece b...

Columbus, Ohio, is part of a profound and unique bond that connects Italy to the United States. This bond has roots in history; forged in values of freedom, democracy and human rights; nourished by countless joint endeavors, and defined by a strong shared belief that there is no limit to what our nations and people together can achieve. The birthpl...

On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored “Valois Tapestries,” a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled in this exhibition. These fascinating and enigmatic tapestries were commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the indomitable queen mother of France, to celebrate the royal Valois dynasty against a backdrop of grea...

People from New Jersey take a lot of pride in their food. Ask any Garden Stater about pizza, and they'll no doubt gush that Jersey has the world's best. The same with bagels. And Jerseyans are also fond of the pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich on a hard roll the state is noted for. Even something as simple as a buttered hard roll with coffee for b...

Sunday, December 2, 2018. 10:15 AM. ISAAC M. WISE TEMPLE - 8329 RIDGE ROAD - CINCINNATI, OH 45236. RSVP: LISA SHUSTERMAN, 513.487.3055 or lshusterman@holocaustandhumanity.org. HORNSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP. SPEAKER: RABBI BARBARA AIELLO. Rabbi Aiello will discuss the experience of Italian Jews during World War II, focusing on the southern region...

“Festa Del Vino,” the Italian American Cultural Club’s annual wine-tasting fundraiser, was held Friday evening at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The event included various wines, Italian food and biscotti, a “Pot of Gold,” an Italian (Chinese) auction, a silent auction and a door prize. Proceeds support the club’s scholarship program and summer...

On Dec. 8, 1967, Gena (Guagenti) Mongelluzzo sat down with Lima News columnist Hope Strong to talk about the Guagenti family, which, necessarily, involved a lot of talking Since Gena’s father, Frank Guagenti, first set foot in Lima in the early 1930s, the extended Guagenti family, which includes Guagentis, Azzarellos, Venturellas and Cecalas, has g...