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...

The annual Italian Festival in Youngstown will be underway next weekend with food, entertainment, and fun. The Italian Fest is located in Central Square, Downtown Youngstown and runs from August 4th until the 6th. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and admission is $5 at the gate. Over 40 food vendors will be lined up downtown, along wit...

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival will return this week for four days of food, culture and continuous entertainment in the tent stage. Now in its 19th year, the festival takes place on the grounds of OLMC Basilica, which is next to Choffin Career Center, on the hill next to downtown. Admission is $4. Entertainers in the tent stage will...

On May 12, the Maria Montessori chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the National Italian Honor Society inducted 17 juniors, two seniors and one honorary member at the annual induction ceremony. Juniors who were inducted included Isabella Beil, Mia Bruno, Benjamin Burkey, Tyler Catanzarite, Luciano Cardillo, McKenna Connolly, Grace Coppola, Anna...

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is seeking applicants for its pageants, scholarship and man and woman of the year. The festival will take place Aug.4-6 in downtown Youngstown. Information and applications can be found at youngstownitalianfest.org. Pageants - The Miss Italian Festpageant is set for Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. on the main stage for young la...

At Salvatore’s Restaurants, it’s all about the family. The owners – Salvatore Coppola, Mike Carannante and Michele Lucignano – are cousins and business partners.  Together, they’ve created an experience for guests at their restaurants to feel like they are a part of one big Italian family, which might be one of the reasons why The Vindicator’s read...