Liberty teen faces charges in shooting



Liberty teen facescharges in shooting
YOUNGSTOWN -- Keith Black, 16, of Holly Drive, Liberty, was found hiding at a house in the 700 block of Delaware Avenue at 11 p.m. Sunday and arrested on a charge of felonious assault.
Police said that earlier in the evening Black shot at Alan Johnson, 17, of Elm Street. Johnson was hit in the stomach and taken to Forum Health Northside Medical Center, where he was in stable condition.
Johnson's brother told police that they were on Saranac Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when shots were fired from a car. Another witness identified Black as the shooter, reports show.
Police raise alerton new online scam
Pennsylvania State Police are warning citizens of a new online scam that involves an e-mail claiming to be from "CitiBank" corporation. The e-mail requests a confirmation of the recipient's banking details. Police warn that this e-mail is not from CitiBank.
State police remind everyone to never respond to an unsolicited e-mail or phone call that requests sensitive information relative to banking or other financial institutions.
Alumni picnic reminder
YOUNGSTOWN -- The East High School All Alumni Association reminds those attending the reunion weekend picnic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Willow Ranch off South Hubbard Road in Coitsville Township that only lawn chairs should be brought to the private park.
Grills are not allowed.
Happy birthday, Smokey
COLUMBUS -- Smokey Bear, the nationally recognized fire prevention icon, celebrates his 60th birthday Tuesday, and the Ohio Department of Aging will recognize the occasion by presenting him with his own Golden Buckeye Card at 12:30 p.m. at the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Fair.
The Smokey Bear fire prevention campaign began in 1944, and, since 1965, a 15-foot-tall animated Smokey has greeted visitors to the Ohio State Fair.
"Smokey Bear is a true example of positive aging," said Joan W. Lawrence, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, who will present the card.
Loader contest winner
LISBON -- Brent Rose of Hammondsville, a worker at the Ohio Department of Transportation's garage near Lisbon, won this year's district loader competition earlier this week.
Workers compete by moving back and forth, picking up and carrying objects, and maneuvering through tight places and putting objects in specific places.
Rose had a perfect score and the fastest time. He competed against 27 other workers from seven counties. Last year, he won the truck competition.
Rose will go on to compete in the state competition at the state fairgrounds.

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