The Boardman High School chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the Italian National Honor Society, the Maria Montessori chapter, recently had its annual induction ceremony on May 15. Sixteen juniors were inducted in the event, as well as one honorary member, Mr. Eric Simione, a social studies teacher at Boardman.   The ceremony featur...

by Margalit Fox   Vincent Marotta Sr., who as a creator of the Mr. Coffee machine helped send the percolator the way of the one-horse shay, died on Saturday at his home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. He was 91. His daughter Susan Parente confirmed his death.   One of the first automatic drip coffee makers designed for home use, Mr. Coffee...

by Bliss Davis   The Italian American Summer Festival is returning to northeast Ohio again this year.The 13th annual festival will be held Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. The celebration will kick-off at 5 p.m. on Friday. The festival will serve authentic Italian cuisine from more than 25 vendors...

Italy will face either Spain or the Czech Republic in the April semi-finals after reaching the World Group's last four for the fourth consecutive year.   With veterans and Fed Cup stalwarts Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta all excusing themselves from the tie, captain Corrado Barazutti headed a team of relative unknowns, with w...

by Joe Crea, Northeast Ohio Media Group   Back when, dinner at an Italian restaurant meant a platter of spaghetti big enough to feed an army, large green salads and a basket of crusty bread.   You can still find plenty of reliable places that offer hearty Italian-American fare -- but today you're just as likely to find authentic and a...

A summit to showcase the business and development opportunities that Toledo and Ohio can offer Italian companies began Monday night with community and business leaders promoting the area's strengths.   Speaking through a translator, Carol Contrada, president of the Lucas County Commissioners, welcomed the Italian visitors to the Glass City d...

By Steven Litt   A $1.6 million renovation has brought the historic but underused Alta House in Little Italy back to luminous vitality as the new home ofCleveland Montessori School, previously housed at nearby Holy Rosary Church.   On a gray Wednesday morning, the school's second day in its new home, parents pulled up at the East 125t...

Two longtime Lorain business owners and members of the Italian-American Veterans Post 1, 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, will be honored at an upcoming celebration.   Marie Bonaminio and Baldo Campana will be spotlighted at the fourth annual Festival of Italian Heritage starting at noon on Oct. 11 with festivities continuing through 6 p.m. at t...

by Lori Kurtzman   We'll talk about the sights of the Columbus Italian Festival — the sausage selfies, the BONGRNO license plate, the woman in cherry red heels navigating the brick streets — but, first, can we talk about the smell? It doesn't hit you right away. As you make your way to the festival's 4th Street entrance, there's barely...

Today's culture spotlights the food industry. Celebrity chefs, TV reality food competitions, local "foodie" restaurants, and "farm to table" eateries dominate the market drawing regular consumers to become fanatics over what used to be just a cheeseburger. Another phenomenon, not new to the game, is the ever-popular food truck.   From as ear...