Downtown Youngtown alive today with Federal Frenzy


The Federal Frenzy Saturday on West Federal Street had a little of everything.

There was first and foremost live music, but also food, face-painting, art, clothing. cornhole and chemistry.

Yes. Chemistry.

And that, said Regan Guzik of YSU Penguin Productions, which sponsored the event, is a credit to the organizers, who are always looking for something different.

“Our committee overall does a really great job at finding talent,” Guzik said.

Salam Picard, a Youngstown State University premed major, was doing chemistry experiments in front of O’Donold’s Pub because he said he wanted to “promote chemistry.”

Picard was dissolving plastic foam cups, making slime and setting things on fire that would disappear within a millisecond after being lit.

Read more about the event in Sunday's Vindicator or on

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