A local organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring the Italian-American community in Lima and surrounding counties hopes to reboot and restart activities after nearly two years of pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima — known to many around the region as CIAO of Lima — was founded decades a...

After relocating to Columbus, Youngstown natives Adam Sterling and Angelo Fagnano noticed that the city’s Italian food scene wasn’t as robust as that of their hometown. And they’re trying to change that. The duo is launching a brand-new new Italian food truck, Ciao! Italian Eatery later this month. “In Youngstown, Italian food is king,” Sterling, a...

Join the Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization (CIAO) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 for a virtual, all-day session exploring different topics related to Italian genealogy.  Whether you’re just starting out with your Italian family history research, or you’ve been doing it for years, you will learn something new from attending this webinar. National...

Lent begins next Wednesday but the Italian community of Youngstown celebrated their own Mardi Gras Friday night called Carnivale. At the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel social hall Friday night, guests indulged in traditional Italian dishes and drinks. Their goal was to try to persuade Youngstown State University to change its decision to end its Italian St...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica has set its annual Carnevale di Venezia, or Italian Mardi Gras, for 6 p.m. Friday at the church’s social hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. “The event promotes the support and study of Italian language and culture in the Mahoning Valley,” reads a news release. Festival-goers can enjoy Italian cuisine and “specia...

Piada Italian Street Food will soon become another Mayfield Road dining option when it remodels and moves into the former Bruegger’s Bagels building across from City Hall. City Council on Monday (Feb. 14) approved the preliminary site plan for the new Piada restaurant at 6075 Mayfield Road. Council also approved parking for 25 cars at the site and...

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host a special exhibit featuring a hands-on display of full-size replicas of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions from Feb. 21 to May 8. The exhibit, titled “Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion” and built in Florence, Italy, is a touring exhibit by Evergreen Exhibits. It contains 40 actual-size working mach...

By no means does Ohio-born snowboarder Louie Vito consider himself fluent in Italian. But he’s steadily learning the language and even getting familiar with his new country’s national anthem. You know, just in case. Even long shots can dream a little. For years, Vito, who parlayed his halfpipe career into one of a part-time celebrity, has represent...

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Bryn Du will welcome back the Taste of Italy Tour to campus. The fundraiser supports Bryn Du’s historic preservation and community programming efforts, and is open for all to participate. Just like in past tours, the public is invited to place orders for homemade Italian food from The Berwick, a well-loved caterer that is ofte...

A Taste Like Memory is now available on Prime Video as part of the Prime Video Direct content submission portal in the U.S and the U.K. A Taste Like Memory is a labor of love documentary told through cooking, storytelling and home movies. It's a celebration of food, family, ancestry and the things that bond us to each other. An Italian American fam...