By Guy D'Astolfo   When it comes to the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, the motto might be "Don't mess with success." The annual street festival already is the biggest by far in the city, and it keeps growing. But instead of striving for newer and glitzier every year, it aims to keep things exactly the same. That's how you create...

By John Harper The oldest remaining private Italian club in Akron is celebrating its 90th anniversary on Saturday, no small feat after 11 of its peers shut their doors. On Cuyahoga Falls Avenue in North Hill, near the border of suburban Cuyahoga Falls, the unfussy brick building clings tenderly to Akron's past. Steel letters spelling Carovill...

By Betty O'Neill-Roderick Eight lovely young ladies of Italian descent made their debuts at the 68th annual Columbus Day Cotillion on Saturday evening. Madeline Bozzelli chaired the celebration, held at Todaro's Party Center. The Gene Fiocca Band played music for the presentation and dancing later in the evening. Guests enjoyed cocktails and...

Cerino's Casual Italian restaurant in Lakewood will close Sunday, April 19. In announcing the closure of his restaurant, 14725 Detroit Ave. at the intersection of Warren Road, owner Eddie Cerino cites the overall needs of his other businesses -- current and future locations.    "The time has come for us to say goodbye to Downtown L...

by Jennifer Noblit   The Italian Gathering will celebrate its 10th year with one of the biggest names in Lamborghini. Retired test-driver and brand ambassador Valentino Balboni will help roll out the 2015 Italian Gathering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of Wendy's Corporate headquarters, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd.   O...

"Valentino Cesidio De Vito, 86, patriarch of the De Vito family in America, died on Nov. 16, 2015, at the home he and our mother made for us." Valentino sacrificed beyond measure to ensure a better life for his family, and to provide his children with all the opportunities in life that he was denied.    Born on Valentine's Day in t...

By John Benson   Oh, the Tums. The need for antacid is so rarely worth the indulgence – Thanksgiving and the neighborhood potluck dinners come to mind. There's also the annual Italian American Summer Festival, which takes place June 26 through 28 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.   Festival Chairman Donato Cristillo sa...

Range Kleen Manufacturing, one of the largest manufacturers of replacement range accessories, has partnered with Italian cookware company Moneta. The Moneta line offers affordably priced, high-quality cookware lines with Italian design and heritage that complements Range Kleen's Berndes line, which is made in Germany.   Range Kleen's pa...

With a ceremonious wave of a conductor's baton by Hard Rock Rocksino President Mark Birtha, two Cleveland Institute of Music students Sara Page and Leah Latorraca played the third movement of Bach's Concerto for Violins in D minor to mark the June 15 opening of the newest eatery at the Rocksino, Concerto.   While the 72-seat restaurant gives...

The Italian American Cultural Club's Oct. 13 meeting included a progress report on the club's upcoming fourth-annual Festa Del Vino wine tasting set for Nov. 14 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.   Source: http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/