Shooting outside house
leaves man injured
YOUNGSTOWN - A shooting Wednesday morning left one man injured on the city's South Side.
Phillip W. Hardy, 21, of Judson Avenue, entered no plea Wednesday to one count of second-degree felonious assault. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 12 in Youngstown Municipal Court.
The shooting happened about 3 a.m. on Judson Avenue when a weapon was fired, hitting one of four people standing outside a nearby car, a police report states.
The 25-year-old passenger was admitted to St. Elizabeth Health Center with what is being described as a graze wound to the back.
Police reports state that Hardy's girlfriend came to his house in the vehicle to pick up her own car. Hardy told police that when she went in the house, he went out and fired a handgun because he thought the group would fire on him with an assault weapon, reports state.
Greek Independence Day
WARREN - The 13th annual Greek Independence Day parade will be held at noon Sunday starting at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High St.
The parade will begin at the church, proceed west on High Street, and north on Mahoning Avenue to City Hall, 391 Mahoning Ave. The Greek flag will be raised at City Hall followed by a short ceremony.
Greece's independence is the only foreign nation's independence which is officially celebrated in the United States. March 22, 1829, marks the official day of the creation of the modern Greek state.
Participants are welcome to join the parade by calling Christina at 330-392-9655 or Georgette at 330-372-3358.
Struthers firm gets
bid on salt building
WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday gave a $585,235 contract to build a road salt storage facility at the county engineer's office to a company in Struthers.
Rudzik Excavating was among three companies interested in the project, providing a bid that was about $86,000 less than originally thought to erect the building. Others bidding were Swede Construction of Elizabeth, Pa., $824,413, and Bulk Storage of Beecher, Ill., $841,902.
The 100-by-200 foot building on North River Road is being partially funded with a $500,000 no-interest loan from the state of Ohio.
Construction should begin sometime in mid-summer.
worker gets suspension
WARREN - An employee in the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer's Office has been suspended five days without pay for insubordination.
Commissioners Wednesday suspended Lisa Walker, a technician, for not following orders. Walker, hired in 1995, earns $19.32 an hour.
to meet on treasurer
YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown Board of Education has set a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Friday at the I.L. Ward Building, 200 W. Wood St., to discuss and possibly appoint the new school treasurer.
The board may also discuss additional topics in executive session.
State patrol to update
crash that killed six
SOUTHINGTON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol plans to provide an update on the investigation into the March 10 fatal crash that killed six teenagers in Trumbull County.
A news conference is set for 1 p.m. today, according to post Lt. Brian Holt. Along with patrol Capt. James J. Holt, the patrol will host Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Warren police Chief Tim Bowers and Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar.
The six teens drowned when an SUV struck a guardrail and flipped into a pond off Niles Warren River Road.
Killed were Alexis Cayson, 19; Andrique Bennett, 14; Kirklan M. Behner, 15; Ray, 15; Brandon A. Murray, 17; and Ramone M. White, 15. Injured in the accident were Brian K. Henry, 18, and Asher C. Lewis, 15.