Marisa Facchini

Contributing writer

107-year-old Di Muzio Home Still Shelters Descendants

March 2017
On the lower West Side of Youngstown, OH in the Steelton neighborhood, proudly stands a well-kept, red brick, three-story dwelling that is unique and a possible record holder in this city. 360 Elberen St. bares witness to the history not only of...

Mary Papaolo Facchini: A Successful Life in the Mahoning Valley Nourished by Strong Italian Roots

January 2017
My mother, Maria/Mary, was born in 1931 in Sulmona, Italy during the Great Depression to parents of very modest means. Actually, her life was not much different from that of her parents or even her grandparents. The house had no running water or...