SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – A new modern-style quick service Italian restaurant primary based in the Columbus area opened its first northeast Ohio location Friday. Piada Italian Street Food opened at 10:45 a.m. and offered free food to the first 200 customers. The restaurant is located in Cedar Center North in South Euclid (13947 Cedar Rd.). […]

PHOENIX – The last batch of Twinkies and other Hostess products was sold to a company in Chicago, according to a Tuesday report. reported that Jewel-Osco, a Chicago-based chain, bought more than 20,000 boxes of Twinkies and 5,000 boxes of other Hostess products, clearing out the entire last batch of Hostess products. Mike Siemenas, […]

(CNN) – The company that makes Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s and Wonderbread is officially a bust. A federal bankruptcy judge finalized the liquidation of Hostess Brands, the company that makes the iconic baked goods. As part of the judgment, senior executives involved in winding down the company will receive bonuses ranging from $7400 to more than $130,000. […]

CLEVELAND – A new soul food restaurant with a familiar owner will soon open in downtown Cleveland. “Stonetown,” as it will be named, is owned by Soul Republic Restaurant Group and will occupy the space vacated by Nexus Café and Coffeehouse on Prospect, which closed its doors in October. At 627 Prospect, the restaurant will […]

NEW YORK — The future of Twinkies is virtually assured. Hostess Brands Inc. said Thursday that it’s in talks with 110 potential buyers for its iconic brands, which also include CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. The suitors now include at least five national retailers such as supermarkets, a financial adviser for the company said […]

PARMA, Ohio – Keeping a close eye on how you prepare and cook your Thanksgiving turkey can save you from plenty of headaches, maybe even serious injury. The Parma Fire Department issued a strong warning for residents who will be using a deep fryer to cook their bird. Fire officials report two Parma women died […]

CLEVELAND – The city of Cleveland has released a list of locations where families in need can get a free Thanksgiving meal this week. The meals are being provided by the annual “Harvest for Hunger” food drive, which works with the Cleveland Foodbank and other local agencies. The foodbank is asking anyone who knows of […]

Hostess Brands and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union agreed to mediation on Monday, according to a tweet from CNBC. The agreement will reportedly prevent a Hostess liquidation, which the company announced Friday could be imminent. The Bakers’ Union had been fighting a proposal to significantly cut worker pay and pensions, […]

NEW YORK – Twinkies may never die. Wonder Bread probably won’t either. Even after Hostess Brands announced that it is shuttering its operations Friday, the company, which entered bankruptcy protection for the second time in January, is expected to find buyers for its iconic brands that include Twinkies, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls, and Wonder Bread, […]

Hostess Brands Inc., the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, says it’s going out of business, leading some Americans to stock up on the sweet processed treats in case they disappear from shelves. The stunning announcement is the result of a bankruptcy and labor dispute, the Associated Press reports. More than 18,000 jobs […]

Mentor, OH – Families in Lake County will be receiving some much needed assistance this Thanksgiving.  The United Way distributed 543 turkeys on Wednesday, November 14, to 52 food pantries and residential facilities across the  country. Giant Eagle delivered the 12-to-14-pound turkeys to United Way of Lake County’s Mentor office as part of the 2012 […]

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