by Ian Grimley   The Clarksburg Italian Heritage Festival is set to get underway Friday. Some notable Main Stage performers include Carmelina, John Angotti, and former Journey lead vocalist Steve Augeri. But these are not the only entertainers scheduled to perform. The Showcase Stage, which is on the corner of 2nd and Main Streets in Clarksb...

by Nate Fluharty   It was a special night to kickoff one of the largest Italian festivals in the country and honor some of the men and women that also help make it one of the best. WTRF's Nate Fluharty was the proud emcee for the kickoff dinner of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival.   This year's dinner was held insi...

Summer is quickly approaching, which means some of the most popular festivals in the area will be coming up, like the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival. One of the very first events to get things underway this year was held Tuesday night to announce the 2015 Italian-American of the year.   Tonight the Italian-American has been...

Individuals of Italian extraction constitute one of the most important ethnic groups in West Virginia. These Italian-Americans date their connection with the state to ancestors who were recruited during the early years of the 20th century to work in West Virginia's rapidly developing industrial economy. With more than 17,000 Italian immigrants in t...

by Zach Tuggle   Hundreds of people glowing in bright neon colors will run Saturday night through portions of Clarksburg during a charity race that will benefit the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. The race — called the Glow in the Square Ultimate 5K Fun Run — is a twist replacing the festival's annual race. "It's definitely so...

A 10-week basic conversational Italian course will begin Monday, Oct. 21 at La Famiglia Deli, 1327 6th Ave., Huntington. Instructor for the sessions, which run from 7 to 9 p.m., will be John Patrick Grace, who served as an Associated Press correspondent in Rome in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has a master's degree in Italian/French and a...

Si terrà domani 3 dicembre nella "Sala Stampa" della Camera dei Deputati la Commemorazione del Disastro Minerario di Monongah, la più grande tragedia del mondo del lavoro e dell'emigrazione Italiana. Sono trascorsi 108 anni da quel drammatico 6 dicembre 1907 quando il cielo della piccola cittadina mineraria del West Virginia venne sq...

West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) board members agreed Thursday to help bring Pietro Fiorentini's first United States manufacturing operation to West Virginia, approving a $1 million loan for the company. The Italian-based firm will open its first United States operation in the former Blaw Knox building near Wheeling. "It's...

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Culinary Cultures program will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday.The program features sessions with chefs and food specialists from around the state. Monday's session is "That's Italian" with Jeremy Still of Edgewood Country Club.The sessions each include three classes and cost $60 per person. Th...

By Jake Polden Whether it be to outshine the other, to win the attention of a parent or for the sheer fun of it, all siblings argue from time to time. But very few people can say that they have consistently bickered with their brother or sister for an entire century like internet sensations Gramma, 101, and Ginga, 96. The elderly sisters...