The city’s new amphitheater will be open next summer, but the Greater Youngstown Italian Festival – the largest annual downtown event – plans to stay right where it is. John Rossetti, chairman of the festival, offered some reassurance to those who think this will be the festival’s final year on Federal Street, where it has become a tradition. The p...

A popular summer festival is coming back to the Valley this weekend.  The 33rd Annual Greater Youngstown Italian Festival starts Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 in Central Square downtown. A press release detailed there will be road closures before and during the event. Phelps Street to Walnut Street, as well as Commerce Street to Boardma...

From Thursday July 26 at 5PM to Sunday July 29 at 10PM EDT. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival-Youngstown - 343 Mount Carmel Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505. Sunday Noon Mass & Procession:The procession will start at 1 PM after the noon mass. It will be led by a group of the church’s youth bearing the flags of Italy’s Regions and process down via...

Anthony Raymond “Fuzzo” Clement, 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.   Ray was born November 30, 1930, a son of Anthony R. and Catherine (Hamrock) Clement in Youngstown’s Briar Hill where he lovingly inherited the nickname "Fuzzo". Ray attended the Rayen High School and he...

A full-time Italian professor at Youngstown State University will be departing for a new opportunity at Loyola University Chicago in the fall. Carla Simonini accepted a position at LUC, where she has been named the inaugural Paul and Ann Rubino Professor in Italian American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. According to LUC’s University...

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec, 23, 2017 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard with the Rev. Michael Swierz officiating for Matilda E. “Tillie” Modarelli, 95, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at The Inn at Christine Valley with her loving family by her side. Matilda was born April 27, 1922, i...

The pairing of wine and food is one of the world’s oldest traditions, and no country embraces the tradition more than Italy. In fact, it is so ingrained into the culture that most people don’t even think about it. In the old country, people would walk into their village and purchase some cheese, meat and baked goods from a local shop each day. When...

A $55,000 check was handed to the Reverend Monsignor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Youngstown on Wednesday. It’s the money that was raised from the Italian festival over the summer. Wednesday was a night to celebrate the dozens of volunteers that put on the event and the many sponsors. WKBN General Manager Dave Coy was recognized for our many year...

Youngstown's favorite Italian American boxer and lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is organizing a match between amateur boxers in Youngstown and Pittsburgh against the motherland Italy. The event "Youngstown Versus Italy" will be at the Covelli Centre October 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Organizers said that proceeds will benefit...

The 32nd annual Greater Youngstown Italian Festival will be from Friday to Sunday in downtown Youngstown. From midnight to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday setup will take place. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday a number of live events will occupy these roads rendering them closed to traffic until midnight Sunday: Federal Street, from...