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The Youngstown Italian Fest Returns August 3-5

Brace yourself: Italian Fest is just one month away! Each year, this celebration of Italian heritage and culture turns downtown Youngstown into a massive extravaganza of food, fun, and community. Now in its 33rd year, the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest has become one of the city's signature events. Be sure to check it out during its three-day run on August 3-5!

Coming Soon: The 20th Annual Summer Festival of the Arts

Each year during the heart of summer, Youngstown State University hosts a massive celebration of art and culture, appropriately named the Summer Festival of the Arts! For the 2018 incarnation, the works of over 80 local, regional, and national artists will be proudly displayed throughout the festival's two-day span. Plus, festival-goers will enjoy live performances, tasty food, and special Festival Weekend events. It's all happening July 7th & 8th in Youngstown!

Ask the Seller These Questions Before Moving In

You've done it; the perfect home is all yours! Once everything has been agreed upon and you are ready to close, it might be tempting to switch to autopilot until it's time to move in. However, every house has small things that you can't learn from a home inspection or walk-through. Rather than find out that a window sticks only after the rain has started to blow in, why not ask the seller for a few insider tips before they depart for good? Here are some good questions that you should ask during the final walk-through or closing.