Local News

Edith Ritch, 1931-2021

March 2021 |
The Italian American community of Trumbull County, OH has lost a dear and remarkable member. Edith née D’Altorio Ritch passed away on January 6 of this year. She left a rich archive of family history, wonderful crafts and a love for the Italian...

Italian River Authentic Cuisine, Warren, OH

February 2021 |
Every business whether large or small has seen some impact during the last [many] months, it has been unavoidable. One new business made a tough decision to open during the most difficult business conditions in years. The kitchen is a busy place...

Calabrian Chanukah Celebration Saved by Italian Priest

February 2021 |
Thanks to a Calabrian parish and its leader, the Chanukah lights shined a bit brighter [in December] for a southern Italian congregation led by a former Pittsburgher. With the eight-day holiday nearing its end, Sinagoga Ner Tamid del Sud — the...

The Cleveland Museum of Art Reopens

February 2021 |
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) reopened to the public on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18. The museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “I am delighted to welcome our community back to the Cleveland Museum of Art...

Guarino's in Little Italy is Ready for 2021

January 2021 |
A local restaurant trying to survive the coronavirus pandemic faced another setback in early December. A winter storm which dropped almost eight inches of heavy, wet snow on Cleveland caused major damage to the outdoor seating area at Guarino’s in...

Irma Silverii

January 2021 |
Irma Silverii ci ha lasciati lo scorso 15 Dicembre, a Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Assistita e confortata dall'affetto della sua famiglia, si è spenta nella pace del Signore, la cara ed amata Irma Silverii in Falorio di anni 87. Ricordandola a...

Vince Francioli

December 2020 |
Vincent Francioli was an educator, civic leader, historian, WWII veteran, and a proud Italian American. He passed away at the Cleveland Clinic on October 17. His legacy includes the Fairwood Community Association, the Larchmere Business District,...

Little Italy 2020 Holiday Ornament

December 2020 |
The 2020 Little Italy limited edition ornament is now available for purchase! The ornament can be purchased online at www.shopsmallscreendesigns.com/ornaments or in person at Small Screen Studios or Moonstruck CLE, both neighborhood businesses.

Pasta’s Early Footprint in the Mahoning Valley

November 2020 |
The evening of June 29, 1906, a fire broke out in the large factory at the corner of Watt and Boardman Streets in Youngstown. The flames soon lit up the sky, filling the eastside of downtown with smoke. An entire pasta factory was being consumed by...
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