Fairs and festivals across our state could take a big hit if lawmakers cut over $4 million in state funding. That's on the table right now, but what's also there is the governor's goal to support fairs and festivals by doubling the tourism budget. The directors of some local festivals say they would have to downsize a lot if they lose their largest...

A manufacturing facility first announced for Weirton in 2013 is closer to becoming a reality. On Friday, local officials met with representatives of Pietro Fiorentini USA to officially sign off an a land purchase agreement in the Three Springs Business Park. This will be the first manufacturing facility in the United States for Pietro Fiorenti...

It's about a month until the 32nd annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival gets underway, with this year's event set for July 25-27 at Wheeling's Heritage Port.   The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival began in 1983 as the brain child of Anthony Zambito, Vincent Colaianni, Anthony Iannarelli and Benny Battistelli who visited the Cl...

The annual upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is one of the biggest events of the year in the Ohio Valley. But aside from honoring Italian history and providing authentic cuisine, it also provides for a number of scholarships for area students.   On Tuesday night at West Virginia Northern Community College, 15 students who have rece...

Monday was a perfect night at Mon County Ballpark for WDTV Italian Night at the Black Bears. The evening brought some of the Italian Festival flair to a great American pasttime. The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival dancers wowed the crowd with some authentic Italian dancing.   The game started with the first pitch by the West Virgini...

By Erin Beck The restaurant at North Central West Virginia Airport has undergone extensive renovations to prepare for Roberto's Restaurant. The Italian restaurant previously was located at the Johnson Center in Bridgeport, but suffered smoke and water damage after a fire in April.   Read more   Source: http://www.exponent-teleg...

by Darlene J. Swiger   The two educators teaching Italian in Harrison County schools have firsthand knowledge of their subject, thanks to their younger years living in Calabria, Italy. Superintendent Dr. Mark Manchin added Italian to the foreign language curriculum this year after a parent survey showed it was the most popular choice....

A fireworks manufacturer alleges in a civil lawsuit that the operator of an Italian festival in Fayette County owes $4,000 for a 2013 fireworks display. Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company of New Castle in Lawrence County contends it had a written contract with Terry Cellurale of Uniontown and Uniontown Italian Festival for the Aug. 24 firewo...

In Clarksburg, hundreds of people are gearing up for next week's Italian Heritage Festival. Residents got a taste of the festivities Saturday at the IHF's Pasta Cookoff at Jackson Square. Six cooks faced off to prepare their best dishes and community members voted on the their favorites for the "People's Choice" award.   Cooks coul...

The Scholarship Committee of the Italian Festival Foundation will present special awards to the 2014 Italian Festival scholarship winners on Saturday night, July 27th at 6:30 p.m. on the Heritage Port Stage. The presentation will take place prior to the Elio Scaccio Orchstra show.   The scholarship winners will be introduced by Nancy Ducci,...