South Side shooting
YOUNGSTOWN -- "You can have her!" Kenneth Johnson said he yelled before being shot Sunday morning on the South Side by a man in a red Chevrolet Blazer. Johnson, 33, of West Myrtle Avenue was treated for a wound to his back, and police arrested the 51-year-old Kenmore Avenue driver of the Blazer.
Johnson told police that he had seen his wife in the passenger seat and had asked her to come home but she refused. He said that after he yelled, the driver fired four times. When police interviewed Johnson's wife, she told them that they've been separated a long time and that he has been attempting a reconciliation, even though he lives with another woman.
Slovenefest on tap
SNPJ, Pa. -- Slovenefest, a celebration of ethnic food and music, is planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the SNPJ recreation center. Polka music will kick off the celebration on Friday.
On Saturday, there will be dancing and the crowning of Miss SNPJ. A Polka Mass and other entertainment is planned for Sunday. Daily admission is $6, and children under 16 are admitted free.
Slovenefest is sponsored by the Slovene National Benefit Society, a fraternal group founded in 1904 to provide low-cost life insurance to early Slovenian immigrants.
Crop Day approaches
VOLANT, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Conservation District will have its annual Crop Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 18 at Sankey's Feed Mill on Plain Grove Road. Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa, an expert in modern corn production, will be the speaker. He will be available to speak with small groups during the day.
Demonstrations include soil profiling with Alex Dado of the U.S. Natural Resource and Conservation Service, making the most of spraying equipment with Dan Cowher of CVM Corp. of Michigan and pesticides and fertilizer plots with Ryan Hockensmith of the Penn State University Extension Service. The cost is $60 and reservations are due by Wednesday. For details, call (724) 652-4512.