There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Boardman, with Father Gerald Delucia officiating, preceded by a 10:30 a.m. prayer service at the Rossi & Santucci funeral Home, Boardman, for Donato Joseph “Dan” DiDomenco, 92 who passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 17,...

The next time you watch "The Godfather" we've got an appropriate dinner suggestion: Sauces, olive oil and balsamic vinegar out on the market from entertainer-actor-writer-businessman Gianni Russo. Fans of "The Godfather" know Carlo as the guy who made the very wrong decision to beat his wife, who happened to be the sister of Michael Corleone, and t...

A different kind of tradition unlike any other continues today in Camp Washington. The Original Italian Dinner only happens twice a year. The tradition, started by Italian immigrants, began more than 100 years ago at Sacred Heart Church on Massachusetts Ave. They use old world recipes to make delicious ravioli, meatballs, and other items. So much f...

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through Florence, Rome & Venice in one day? Are you ready to live the magic of the Italian beauty in a Spring afternoon?  The next classes that Rosa has prepared are going to make those dreams true. You will stroll through streets and museums that are in the most important Italian cities. You will visit Museums &...

You do not have to travel to St. Louis, Kansas City or Nashville to sample locally sourced and slowly smoked barbecue. The tastes of the south reside in our own backyard, at Donavito’s in Struthers. “My barbecue is all wood fire (smoked),” Donavito’s owner and executive chef Alan Donatelli said. “I put 10 hours into a slab of ribs. With what I’m do...

Considered to be the most famous violin in the world by many, Niccolo Paganini's "Il Cannone" violin will be in Columbus for the first time in its history, from May 11-19. The violin will be at the Columbus Museum of Art during those days, and will part of a public performance by the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, May 15th at the historic Ohio The...

LaRosa’s is a pizza restaurant with a memorable phone number, spaghetti-a-plenty on Monday nights and a 25 percent share of Cincinnati’s pizza market. But it’s more than that. It’s part of the city, like hills and baseball. Sixty-five years ago, on March 24, Buddy LaRosa opened the West Side pizzeria that eventually became a 64-location chain and c...

Things you can count on: death, taxes and everyone likes Italian. Right? Pretty true in my experience. That's why there's a good long list of local Italian restaurants. So which one? Every Italian restaurant is slightly different, but there are a lot of places that serve spaghetti with red meat sauce and associated dishes, sometimes with pizza. Sor...

Dreaming of Italy? Dreaming of spring? If a trip overseas isn’t in your near future, you have three opportunities this week to experience a little bit of Italy here in the Gem City as we usher in the beginning of spring. 1. The Italian Happy Hour at Meadowlark. Learn how to make some of the best Italian cocktails with Meadowlark Bar Manager Nik Hu...

Planning a trip to Italy this year? Perhaps just daydreaming of walking the reconstruction of Pompeii, boating along the Amalfi coast, or strolling the historic, picturesque, and somewhat chaotic streets of Rome?  How will you spend your time to experience the most Italian culture? Will you be able to communicate with shopkeepers, read the bus and...