Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team completed their last season as the Indians on October 3, 2021. The club is now called the Cleveland Guardians, and the new name pays homage to four, two-sided sculptures known as the “Guardians of Traffic,” which stand prominently on the city’s Hope Memorial Bridge. Once known as the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, it...

It’s been a long time coming for Speck Italian Eatery’s move downtown, but we finally have a timeline for the anticipated project. The restaurant confirmed that it aims to open its downtown space by April 2022. Speck, a popular Delaware spot for Italian fare and a sister restaurant to both Veritas and 1808 Bistro, announced last year its plans to m...

War, chaos and corruption set the tone for the Giacomo Puccini's iconic opera as Opera Columbus kicks off its 40th season with Tosca, the very first opera it presented upon the company's premiere in 1981. Set in Rome in 1800, the story pits the main character, Rome's diva Floria Tosca, and her lover Mario Cavaradossi against a corrupt police chief,...

Fresh off the success of the Solheim Cup in 2021, Toledo could soon host another international sporting event. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz talked about a trip he and a delegation made to Italy on Monday. Kapszukiewicz says he signed a sister city agreement with Ferrara, Italy. The mayor explains the city is about half the size of Toledo, but its unive...

Thursday December 2, 7pm EST. The Italian American Museum of Cleveland - 12111 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH. Dante Lavelli, the son of Italian immigrants, earned fame playing football for the Cleveland Browns under Coach Paul Brown, 1946-1956. But, the story of the life of Dante Lavelli is more than just a story about sports. It touches on Italian...

Little Italy has lost an icon. The owner of Mama Santa's, Nancy Scaffidi, died Saturday. She was 89 years old. She came to the United States in 1952 and settled in Akron. She worked in a factory and as a licensed beautician. Cleveland history was made on July 25, 1961, when she opened her restaurant with her husband Guido. "Nancy had a passion for...

A little piece of the Ohio Valley is coming to Uptown Westerville in January, when resident franchisees Sarah Carlson and Michael Carlson open DiCarlo's Pizza at 20 S. State St. Michael Carlson said DiCarlo's is an iconic chain originating in Steubenville and is being run by the second generation, Anna DiCarlo, and third-generation son David DiCarl...

Whether you have a craving for a creamy rissotto, chicken in a savory wine sauce or just a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs, you are sure to be able to satisfy your urge at one of Northeast Ohio’s Italian eateries. It’s difficult to grasp these days, but indulging in a large bowl of pasta was once considered “slumming” in this country, assoc...

Addison Trail High School language teacher Judie Vitiritti-Lynch has been appointed a national advocate lead by the AP College Board, having previously served in a similar capacity on the state and regional levels. AP advocates rally support for Advanced Placement programs, lobbying for funding and favorable legislation at all levels of government....

Sixty-five years ago, few, if any pizza shops in Northeast Ohio offered carry-out service. So, when Michael Geraci opened his tiny pizzeria at Cedar and Green Roads with this novel concept, it was an instant success. The original menu included a few Italian dishes – spaghetti, veal cutlets, ravioli and meatballs, and, of course, there was the hand-...