By Ed MeyerRino Ricchiuti, who was born in Italy in 1970 and emigrated with his parents to the United States when he was 15 months old, came to the Italian-American Festival of Summit County with his own family Sunday to savor the friendships he has made here — and the food.   Ricchiuti, his wife, Nicole, and their children — Giustina, 9, Lu...

Baldo (Ubaldo) Campana, 90 years old, passed away peacefully, at Mercy New Life Hospice in Lorain, on Friday, April 24th 2015. He was born January 1 1925, in Lorain, where he lived his entire life. On August 24 1946, he married his loving and devoted Mary (CambriaCampana Baldo).   Baldo and Mary raised five children, Tom, Jim, Joe, Caro...

'Celebrate America' was the theme of the Italian American Cultural Club's July 13 dinner and business meeting held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville where discussion was held on the club's upcoming 90th anniversary celebration set for Oct. 11 at St. Florian Hall, beginning at 3 p.m.   Cost of the event will be $25 for members and $30 for g...

The story of the Zaccardelli's quest for the American dream is one fortified with generations of demonstrated persistence and determination. Ilvio Zaccardelli is one of five brothers born in the small village of Goriano Sicoli in southern Abruzzo. He and the rest of his siblings followed the lead of their uncle, Guglielmo Zaccardelli, who came to t...

It's shaping up to be an extra special summertime event sponsored by the Italian American Cultural Club on Aug. 2 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The club invites everyone to its ninth-annual Una Serata - Festa delle regioni Italiane, which translated means "An Evening at the Festival of Italian Regions."   Something new is going o...

French & Italian: Assistant Professor of Italian to teach undergraduate courses in Italian; advise students; maintain an active research program; participate in study abroad program; provide service to the university and profession.   Require: Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by August 2015, possess native or near-native fluency in Italian. D...

by Jennifer L. Manfrin The Italian BMT combines salami, ham and pepperoni complete with customers' favorite toppings. The classic combination has made it a top-seller for years, and it was one of the first sub sandwiches offered at Subway, said manager Gina Shearn. "People like that Italian meat combo. It's really great topped with Italian dr...

Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima presented a check for $525 Monday to the Abilities Baseball Field Project at its general membership meeting at Milano Café. CIAO invited Abilities Baseball co-founders Rachael Chapman Staley and Tracie Sarno Sanchez to speak to the packed room of CIAO members about the Abilities Baseball Field o...

One of Columbus’ newest food trucks, Por’Ketta, is getting ready to launch this weekend. The kickoff event is taking place on Saturday, March 14 at The Ohio Taproom from 11 a.m. to about 9 p.m.   Owner Tony Layne is launching Por’Ketta after years of observing food trucks at spots like Dinin’ Hall. With the youngest of his kids heading to co...

by Joyce Mariani   Like a giant that awakens from a deep slumber, Cleveland's Italian community is in the midst of a vibrant cultural rebirth, a "risorgimento culturale," born from a desire to fully embrace the great mosaic of Italy's rich cultural heritage. Ohio has one of the largest populations of Italian Americans, numbering approximate...