With the introduction of Crew 2, the Columbus Crew’s reserve team playing in MLS’s brand-new MLS NEXT Pro league, there have been a lot of firsts. Corey Wray was announced as the team’s first General Manager. Frenchman, and former professional soccer player, Laurent Courtois as the team’s first head coach. Crew Academy product Aidan Wolf was signed...

April 2 is the final day to grab dinner at Speck Italian Eatery’s Delaware restaurant. The eatery, currently located at 15 E. Winter St. in Delaware, will soon move to its new home in The Nicholas, a Columbus apartment building located at 12 W. Gay St. in the heart of Downtown. “We appreciate the refined palates of our dedicated Delaware guests and...

At the Columbus Historical Society Friday morning, David Terry lifts the plaster maquette, or small rendition used for a larger piece, of what would be the Christopher Columbus statue that stood at Columbus City Hall. Around Terry are fellow volunteers, from center left, Mike Frush, Rich Gomez and Jody Maclean. Created by Italian sculptor Eduardo A...

Fifty is a nice round number and since I possess a 1972 Greater Roseland Area Directory and a 1972 Calumet Index Ninth Edition Greater Roseland Area Annual Yearbook, I thought it would be great if we could review what was happening 50 years ago. Roseland’s service organizations were the main topic of the Annual Yearbook. As we’re all aware, Roselan...

One of the biggest mysteries in Marion has finally been solved: When would Amato's Woodfired Pizza finally open its doors in downtown Marion? After four years of planning, preparation and setbacks, the Delaware-based pizza favorite boasting authentic Italian woodfired pizzas and a "neighborhood feel" opened its doors to its newest Marion location M...

The invitation came through email. Would you like to have lunch with Art Fusaro, a lifelong Cincinnatian, on his 101st birthday, March 14? Why, certainly. What local history buff could pass that up? Art greeted me in the lobby at the Kenwood retirement community in Madisonville, where he lives in the Bluffs, the independent living apartments on the...

City Council President John Roskovics was overcome with memories Friday of school days at Mount Carmel School. The school, built in 1954, and closed in 2012, is being demolished this week by Capp Steele. Roskovics is just one of many students who went on to live a heritage of Catholic faith and scholarship.  “I learned to read and write there weari...

Little Italy Pizza has been located at 619 Main St. in Groveport for the last 43 years, but soon it will be relocating. According to Little Italy’s Operations Manager Avery Ward, the longstanding neighborhood spot will be moving several blocks west of its current location to the Wert’s Grove Building, located at 490 Main St. The new pizzeria, slate...

On January 1, 1938, in a Cleveland gymnasium, Stanford forward Hank Luisetti did what no college basketball player had ever done. The box score from that game, simple and succinct, tells the story. Luisetti’s 23 field goals and four free throws against an overmatched Duquesne team made him the first 50-point scorer in history. Sixty-five years late...

Although dining along Grandview Avenue has gone through many transitions over the years, Trattoria Roma has been a mainstay since 2000. Longtime chef Matt Prokopchak and general manager Shawn Mason, both partners in the restaurant, have made it their mission to keep the traditional items on the menu while using modern flourishes on several entrees....