Youngstown

From Indian Territory to the Mahoning Valley: A Story of Italian Immigration

October 2017 |
Nell’ultimo ventennio del 1800, i Territori Indiani che sarebbero in seguito divenuti lo Stato dell’Oklahoma furono la prima destinazione di molti italiani che emigrarono dall’Italia settentrionale e meridionale in cerca di migliore fortuna negli...

Newspaper Clip Brings to Life 1912 World of Youngstown Immigrants

September 2017 |
Il recente ritrovamento di un articolo del giornale Mahoning Dispatcher  risalente all´11 ottobre 1912, rivela la realtà della vasta comunità italo-americana della zona di Youngstown. L´ignoto autore dell´articolo difende vigorosamente i...

Morra!!! Alive and Well in The Mahoning Valley

August 2017 |
Cinqueeeeeeee! Setteeeeeeee! Quattroooooo! Ottoooooooooo! Two opponents face off, backs bent and adrenaline on overtime. Fingers and arms are flashing. A huddle of onlookers develops. Where are we? It’s any place where Morra, the...

Angiuli's Farm Markets: Farm to Table Straordinario!

June 2017 |
The Angiuli story begins in 1981, at the Pyatt Street Market in Youngstown. From there, Rita Angiuli opened a fruit and vegetable stand outdoors, under a shady oak tree. This is how Carl Angiuli lovingly describes to La Gazzetta how his parents...

Italian American Heritage Festival in Warren

May 2017 |
This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Warren Italian American Festival in downtown Warren on the Courthouse Square. The four-day celebration will be active from August 10 through the 13 and the hours will span the entire afternoon. Decorated...

Mike T. Lariccia: Beloved Leader of Smoky Hollow

April 2017 |
In many communities, a member often wins respect and recognition because of his involvement with the people with whom he is working and among those he serves. He is not admired because of his wealth, education or position. Michael T. Lariccia, a...

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...

Louis Adovasio: He Tamed the Mahoning River!

November 2016 |
Debiti e decessi per infortuni sul lavoro afflissero spesso la vita dei primi immigrati che trovarono un impiego nei cantieri nella valle della contea di Mahoning. Uno di loro, Louis Adovasio, riuscì, invece, a superare i vincoli e le...
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