Man dies in accident
BRISTOLVILLE — An 18-year-old man was killed Tuesday night when his vehicle veered off county Road 242 and struck a tree. Eric J. Harkelrode of West Farmington was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at St. Elizabeth Heath Center. A juvenile passenger also was treated at the hospital for minor injuries, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Foreign kids in town
YOUNGSTOWN — Children’s International Summer Villages is hosting a village in the Youngstown area this summer. There are 44, 11-year-old children from 10 foreign countries now in the Mahoning Valley with their leaders. CISV is a volunteer-based educational organization dedicated to fostering world peace through international understanding and cross-cultural experiences. It features a mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities, which emphasize cooperative global and intercultural living. There are children from Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Norway, Philippines and Sweden staying for one month at the Youngstown Village this month. They are directed by an international staff, from Brazil, Finland, Lebanon, Sweden, Mexico, and the United States. For more information on CISV, check out the Web site at youngstown.cisvusa.org.
The exchange students will be performing at Youngstown State University Festival of the Arts from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The local chapter of CISV, which includes the tri-county area as well as the Cleveland area, has held various fundraisers to pay for the cost of housing, feeding, and entertaining our guests for one month. If you would like to donate to help defray the cost, send donations to: CISV Youngstown-Cleveland, P.O. Box 2811, Youngstown 44511.
Two hurt in shooting
YOUNGSTOWN — Police are investigating a shooting on the South Side early Wednesday that hospitalized two men. South Side residents Fanon Vines, 29, and Anthony Mascarella, 19, were sitting in a car on Market Street near Princeton Avenue around 2:30 a.m. when they heard five or six shots fired, Vines told police. Neither victim saw any suspects, police reports said. After realizing they had been shot, the men reportedly drove themselves to St. Elizabeth Health Center. Police interviewed Vines on Wednesday; Mascarella however was undergoing surgery and was unavailable to speak with police. Both men have since been released from the hospital, according to St. Elizabeth personnel.
Prank leads to gunfire
YOUNGSTOWN — A prank involving firecrackers is blamed in a holiday shooting outside an East Side convenience store. One victim told police he was playing a practical joke when he set off firecrackers at 6 p.m. Wednesday outside a store at Albert Street and McGuffey Road. But one shopper, who was apparently frightened by the noise, didn’t appreciate his sense of humor. The victims, ages 34 and 25, reported a 27-year-old man they knew began firing at them with a handgun. The men reported almost losing control of their vehicle as they sped away. Neither was injured, reports said.
Construction driver killed
NORTH BLOOMFIELD — The driver of a Bobcat construction vehicle was killed Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle flipped on state Route 45. The victim of the crash has been identified as Craig Peterson, said officials from the Trumbull County 911 dispatch center. No other details were available at press time.
Track, field and bowling
HOWLAND — The township summer youth and recreation program features track and field and bowling from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 through July 20. Registration fee is $20 for residents and $35 for nonresidents. For further information, call (330) 856-2340.
Education fair set
YOUNGSTOWN — Twelve trade schools and institutions of higher education will be represented at the Salvation Army’s education fair July 26. Information about curriculum, financial aid and employment opportunities will be presented. The event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at the organization’s South Side location, 1501 Glenwood Ave. For more information call Jean Malandro or Tammy Thomas at (330) 746-8403.