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Steubenville Plans 100th Dean Martin Birthday Festival

August 2016 |
The 21st Annual Dean Martin Festival is already in the planning stage for next June 15 - 17 in his hometown, Steubenville, OH. Born Dino Crocetti on June 7, 1917, Martin sold more records than fellow Rat Packer and Chairman of the Board, “Old...
Local News > Youngstown

Local Italian American Scholar in Italy

August 2016 |
Anthony Dion Mitzel è un caso di “immigrazione inversa”. Docente di lingua inglese e linguistica presso l'Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna a Forlì, è figlio di immigrati italiani negli Stati Uniti....
Local News > Youngstown

Dr. Carla Simonini of YSU

July 2016 |
Since 2010, Dr. Simonini has been Assistant Professor of Italian at Youngstown State University (YSU). She is a frequent writer and conference presenter on Italian American Studies. Recently, she assumed the position of editor of the journal...
Local News > Youngstown

Pope Francis Elevates Youngstown Church to Basilica Status

April 2016 |
In 2014, Pope Francis designated Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church a minor basilica. Founded in 1908, this Roman Catholic parish originally served the Italian community of Central Youngstown, OH. In the following interview, La Gazzetta and Pastor...
Local News > Youngstown

Jimmy's Italian Bakery and Deli, Youngstown

March 2016 |
Not long ago, the Italian American community boasted an array of organizations that fostered the values and customs of "the old country." Many of these institutions are disappearing. Increasingly, people of Italian heritage turn to their Italian...
Local News > Youngstown

St. Anthony's Pizza Makers

February 2016 |
Begun over 40 years ago, the weekly Friday pizza sale at St. Anthony's Church in the Brier Hill section of Youngstown is a testament to the Italian American value of working in community. The initial idea came from Monsignor John DeMarinis,...
Local News > Cleveland

Cleveland Catholic Radio

February 2016 |
One of Cleveland's most historic radio stations has been broadcasting an entirely new message for the last six months. AM 1260, which in its heyday in the 1960's and 70's was known as the Rock and Roll station WIXY 1260, has become "The Rock,"...
Local News > Youngstown

Italians of the Greater Mahoning Valley

January 2016 |
The recently published "Italians of the Greater Mahoning Valley" made its appearance this holiday season under many local Christmas trees. The 127-page collection of historic photos and scholarly commentary sheds light on one of the most...
Local News > Youngstown

A Taste of Home at Carmella's Café

December 2015 |
La Gazzetta spoke with co-manager of Carmella's Café, Lisa Kelso. La Gazzetta (LG): Good afternoon, Lisa. Thanks so much for inviting La Gazzetta to your restaurant. The minute you walk in you see old family photos. That's not a...
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