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Campbell man dead, juvenile wounded in Tremble Ave. shooting



Published: Sat, August 7, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m.

CAMPBELL

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday on the body of a 20-year-old Campbell man shot about 10:15 p.m. Friday on Tremble Avenue near 13th Street, said Mahoning County coroner’s investigator Rick Jamrozik.

The victim, Anthony Harrison of Campbell, was shot once in the back, said Campbell Police Detective Sgt. John Rusnak.

Wounded in the shooting was a 17-year-old Campbell juvenile, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot in a leg, officials said.

The original call to police at 10:23 p.m. indicated that there was a man down in the street who had been hit by a car, Rusnak said.

However, when police arrived, they found it was a shooting and that Harrison was not breathing, he said. Several shots had been fired, he said.

Police were delayed and hampered in their investigation of the crime scene when a large number of the victim’s family and friends gathered in the street, threatened police and refused to leave, Rusnak said.

For the complete story, read Sunday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.


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1steelermom(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I was not raised in Campbell, but my husband and I chose to live here. The small community of Campbell is a wonderful place to raise our children, Our schools are awesome, our Police Department is the best I have ever seen. We are proud people who do not like the violence. We are not trash, as some like to think. We are doctors, nurses, teachers, and some of us are just normal people trying to make a living. Please do not judge the people of Campbell by the violent ones. Every city has them, but you just hear about the "bad Campbell people" more than the good ones.

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2UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Campbell is a failed city with no future because when the steel mills shutdown all their eggs were in that one basket. Why would family and friends hinder police? Unbelievable!!!

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

"when a large number of the victim’s family and friends gathered in the street, threatened police and refused to leave"

Law enforcement is nothing but an impediment to the flourishing of the subculture .

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4DragonFly664(198 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

UnionForever....yank your head out....... YES family and friends HINDER they refused to leave the area. How can you get anything done whey they are trampling all over the crime area?? Steelermom, I am proud to say I was raised in Campbell, my family still lives there and I am there ALL the time.

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5laddjd(15 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

DragonFly664,
I also was born and raised in Campbell, family is there my church is there so I am there always.
There was a time that this city and its residence took great pride in their home and its surroundings. When you open the floodgate doors to every section 8 renter this is what you end up with, people who live off the system have no regard for right and wrong. Read the memorial tribute sign left for the young man that was shot..this is what the police must deal with.
I believe charging a rental fee for landlords is the first step, clean up the town by tearing down more vacant properties,form block watches, and ask the citizens of Campbell to become involved by taking pride in what they own, volunteer when asked, insist that their tax dollars, which are high, are used correctly. Demand accountability from the leaders of this community or vote them out...

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6steelermom(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I agree with you laddjd. Campbell needs a lot of work, but I am tired of my children being deemed as bad kids just because they live in Campbell. Most people who live here are hard working people like the rest of the country. My kids are not bad, nor are any of their friends. We do have a problem with all of the section 8 housing. We do have a problem with some of the people who reside in the homes. But as a taxpayer who is SO proud of the police department, and the fire department, the only ones I have issues with are the past leaders of this community. Our new Mayor is doing his best with the mess the past administration left behind.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

"I believe charging a rental fee for landlords is the first step,"

I believe that getting a Real Mayor for Campbell is the first step . Get rid of clueless George Krinos !

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8DragonFly664(198 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

you are correct laddjd!!! When I go home it hurts my heart to see once nice homes reduced to what I see now. And it is like that everywhere you go anymore. Something has to be done and soon, they are tearing down some of the homes that were 'set" on fire, but there are still a lot that need torn down. If you let the scum into your city this is what they do to it, they have no pride at all (as you see from there homes and lifestyles)

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9Stav2k(12 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I grew up on Almasy Drive, off of Struthers and Liberty Road. That neighborhood was always a wonderful place to be, nice and quiet. Then some people in charge decided to turn some of those Kendall Avenue apts into Section 8 and it all went down the crapper. Add to that the terrible management of the city and you have a recipe for a swift demise. I'm not saying Campbell wasn't on it's way down to begin with, but that Section 8 housing didn't help.

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10DragonFly664(198 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I grew up on Matawan and you are correct Stav2k, my family still lives on that street. Now most are boarded up and run down. They used to be real nice and taking care of. Section 8 housing is what caused ALL the problems, and not just in Campbell. When I go through the back streets in Salem,,, same thing rundown homes mixed in with the nice ones. People should really band together and start complaining about the area's around them.

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11joydav(41 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm out done with all of the bashing of Section 8 housing in neighborhoods. It's not the fact that the house is rented out on Sec. 8, it's the slum lords that don't care about anything but the money. These are people who live in Cali, Arizona, and other states that buy homes and don't care about the way the property is run while they live elsewhere. I know plenty of people who rent on Sec. 8 and you wouldn't even know. These people and the intown landlords take pride in their living enviornments. Stop people from other states that don't have any interest in the way the property is handled and things would be better. I'm all for charging the out of town property owners a large fee for their rentals, and even a fee for inconvience to the community if the lawn isn't up to standards, if the water bill gets behind, if the exterior of the home isn't up to standards. Maybe this will get them focused on their properties and not just the money.

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12DragonFly664(198 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

You do have a point joydav..... there are many actual homeowners that live like pigs also. Some do take pride in there homes. They should start charging the slum lords that own the housing. Make them held accountable for the lowlifes they let live in the home.

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13mrblue(969 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Too many lowlifes living in our city that do nothing but live off the government. Our once proud city now has slums in each of the four wards and I don't see the city administration doing anything about it. Sure, they have torn down some of the blight, but not enough. You need to make the property owners, whoever they may be, accountable. And as far as the shootings go, it is only going to get worse unless swift and harsh punishment is dealt out to these morons who roam the streets. Punishment also has to be dealt out to the parents, if you can find them.

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14dailytruck(10 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I know they can't do it but the police should have just left and let the "family" handle it. Also did anyone see the report on tv and notice what was written on the box in the gutter !!!

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15Ytown05(11 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Campbell is a mess..I lived here all my life and am now looking to move..There are over 100 homes forsale in this city alone!! This is not the hard working city I grew up in nor do I want to raise my kids in. Section 8/projects/slumlords did ruin this city beyond repair!! The city's employees have been milking the city's taxpayers for years and people are sick of it!! I just read the other day that the police officers were getting a raise??!! We're in the red people!!!! Lets not get started on the school system either!! The majority of the tax money goes to the school system that is filled with unqualified teachers along with teachers aids!! Since when does every classroom need a teachers aid?? Waste of money?? Yes!! And I know some of these aids....I wouldnt even let them babysit my dog!!! Not to mention a very small percentage even live in the city anyways so why should they care!! I've had numerous friends get highered as teachers at other schools only because Campbell gave the job to someone not even from Campbell!! And the people who got turned down for the job LIVE IN THE CITY!!! I'll leave you all with one little fun fact...In the past 30 years can anyone guess how many police officers retired WITHOUT going on some sort of disability?? ONE!!! You want to know whats wrong with the city of Campbell?? There it goes!!

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16TB(1167 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

well said joydav

Ytown seems like he/she has an axe to grind.

Section 8 is only a problem when the landlords allow it to become one.

The fact that people are STILL LIVING in those homes built by Steel and Tube in the 20s is absolutely disgusting. Campbell should be ashamed.

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17Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Humor me and tell me what city don't have problems? Not just around here anywhere in the good ole USA. Have any of you actually drove around Campbell? People still take pride in there homes and city. Amazes me the people that come on here and put down a city when they have no clue about it. There is no paradise. There is no perfect place. It don't exist. Where you live is what you make of it, better or worse. It's so easy to put down something then it is to see the hard work people do to make a good living and raise there kids the right way and make honest wages. Just like everywhere else you can't judge a city on a few bad seeds. They are everywhere (fools and idiots and useless human beings) there at the stores,parks,concerts,games,festivals, etc....

Stan, I totally agree, we do need a new mayor.

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18Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

First off what a tragedy,..

It's never nice to hear of a death. Especially when you'd like to presume the victim was innocent and the murderous action wasn't called for and could have and should have been averted.

So along with not knowing the victim nor the situation that resulted in his demise. I'll not presume he was partaking in illegal conduct and respectfully render condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Where not in a chastising nor demeaning manner however, it appears the family and friends that gathered afterward. Either let their emotions get the best of them and displayed either their disrespect or distrust of whats been presented to them as law enforcement.

To include for that many rounds to have been fired and a pedestrian down " Hit skip " call placed with no mention of a violent disturbance is very disturbing.

Because along with those rounds ending a life. Those shots were heard and it reeks of somebody saw what they didn't report. And thus likely know who and maybe even why it happened,.. it'll never stop like that.

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19briant(57 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I grew up and Y-Town and moved to Florida 20 years ago. The best "good" people in the country are from the area. I agree that Cambell was a great place too. I was raised during the "wealthy" time of steel mills through the mob era. It was the "best" place to grow up poor because people cared..

Please, by the love of God, QUIT talking about the Steel Mills. They are gone and will never return. I visit often and as long as the mentality is "how great things once were" nothing will ever change or get better.

I am sure I am not alone in this thought process or how sad I feel old "home".

God can work miracles. It might be a good idea to start there. The town sure needs one...

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20Ytown05(11 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

No TB no ax to grind..just the blunt truth.

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21Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Ok lets talk systemic condition,..

In regards to Campbell, in days gone by it was a wonderful subdivision. However, it was rather quickly taken over by organized crime a while back.

Hence it's been a problematic area every since as a direct result. Now, they have to clear out the corrupt and incompetent poachers overseeing the city and level those damn project dwellings,.. for starters.

Although this is certainly not to be morphed into any pile on Campbell crusade. Because they're not alone and like the decline of Youngstown and Niles the residents weren't the culprits of their areas demise. It's been those from the outskirts that pumped crime into their areas and so called local officials allowed it to fester.

In this heyday of a drug dealers paradise. Unfortunately public housing projects are crime breeding hotbeds unless you place police annexes on those grounds as well.

It's not saying those needing assistance are bad people. But there are irrefutable numbers and statistics that prove the impoverished are preyed upon to peddle dope.

Also just like not all public housing members agree to partake in illegal activities. Sec 8 housing recipients aren't either. There are landlords and property owners whom engage in criminal enterprise and they're the more profound and facilitating culprits.

Which housing grants in the for of Sec 8 and public housing projects have to come with a stipulation. That if the recipient is in anyway convicted of drug dealing, weapon peddling and or any other heinous criminal offense.

The taxpayer assistance is to immediately be voided and the landlord should be given a heads up / warning. To inform if they continue to allow said individual[s] to rent and or lease the property.

Another infraction by said individual[s] will constitute willful aiding and abetting and property seized via forfeiture,.. same goes for homeowners and non subsidized Realtor's.

That's not only sensible enforcement measures, But it protects neighborhoods, doesn't allow property value to plummet, allows businesses to relocate and operate in the areas and forces consequences for conduct.

It's not martial law nor campaigning for a police state doctrine. But no matter if you're a renter or homeowner you have a right to privacy. But you have no right to prey upon a city nor kill an area.

For those that say whats a violator to do under such rules? Their options by choice are then get a job and buy a home where they're directly responsible,.. or get the hell out of town.

Where as the old saying goes at closing time. I can't tell you where to go but you gotta get the hell out of here. And the scum in the areas just hasn't been told nor shown that with enforcement,.. and we see, live and pay for the affects.

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22Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

PART II

As to not digress Warren is a perfect example of shipwrecked social order. Where although larger area than Campbell.

Warren and Youngstown epitomizes how alleged local officials are unquestionably more the problem than the solution to their plight.

Where with Youngstown being even larger and such a revolving door of corrupt individuals seizing official seats. Serves as the poster city for what corruption does to the discourse of social order and killing the appeal of homesteaders or businesses.

Where Youngstown has a few bright spots in regards to some community members that's given opposition to the corrupt hierarchy. There's just not been enough of them yet.

For which a mass expulsion of absolute criminals perched as local governance and representation heads. Doesn't need but HAS to be a combination of voted and prosecuted out,.. the opposition to the Oakhill purchase is only a blip on the damn screen.

However, crime heads and their conduits that live in Columbiana and smaller areas like Poland, Hubbard, Austintown and Lowellville. Merely have contained corruption for now. But the effects of what some of their residents pump into other cities are gradually coming to their areas too.

Where places like Girard, Niles, Boardman and Liberty certainly aren't far off that Warren, Campbell and Youngstown gradual effect of decay mark. They're just not quiet as distinctly ravaged yet. But even as we speak they bear the distinction of having become Scruburbs,.. hosting bearers of bad works.

CONCLUSION:

What all those areas once had in common. Is they were all once beautiful and centrally located by and or within a wealth of natural and organic beauty and resources.

However, when people started adopting the ignorant " Better that area than this one " mindset.

They pointed fingers at what they orchestrated and allowed to happen to Youngstown and Warren. Not knowing they were merely giving organized crime hub areas they needed.

Where the onlookers and finger pointing sanctioners didn't realize that allowance wasn't a side order.

It was an imbecilic Carte Blanche offering that was eventually going to end up coming to where they ran to as well,.. and they too are now on the menu.

To turn things around it has to be a collective effort in all areas. Where the residents stand up for zero tolerance in a unified effort. To oppose corruption and the criminality they profit from at our collective cost.

If not the gradual decay as witnessed will progress and there will be nowhere to run and the once safe havens will no longer even exist. To wit if you dare think I'm lying. Beyond measurable loss of property value and mass exodus of the great people that routinely leave the entire area to be assets elsewhere.

Ask yourself how much longer will it be before whats going on to the south, north, east and west of you is going to be commonplace where you are right now,.. you're on the clock.

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23Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

IN PESPECTIVE REFLECTION:

See there were no more beautiful areas than Youngstown, Warren and the surrounding areas. For which to have allowing that to be descended upon.

Where you are right now is a smaller area, with less to offer and dependent upon Youngstown's and Warren's resources and residents patronage.

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2444509resident(45 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Some of you are so flipping pathetic... did anyone miss that someone was killed? Quit whining about steel mills. Last time i checked crime happened in every city AND suburb. And for the person that said people who live off the government are slums... everyone who gets government assistance isnt abusing it. There are some who actually need it. And you can still have section 8 AND have a job so dont give me that bull. And no, i dont receive any type of government assistance so dont think thats why im defending the cause. And there are white people who get government assistance as well.

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25Anthonysmom(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm not the type of person that even writes on these msg boards but my only son Anthony Harrison was the young man that was murdered on friday. Apparently none of you even knew him because he was a good kid. Anthony never bothered anyone. The young punks that took my sons life didn't live in campbell. Another thing section 8 / welfare / foodstamps or whatever else you want to blame this on it has nothing to do with this senseless murder. This could have happened anywhere or to anyones child / grandchild / niece / nephew. One more thing about the so called mob. Just imagine seeing your loved one on the ground with a white sheet over him. how would you feel? So please for me and my sons memory can you please stop this negativity. My son never liked to gossip and especially didn't like negativity..
Thank You...I LOVE you Anthony N Harrison
....RIP

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26soupcity(19 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

First off, I want to offer my sympathy to this family!! and tell everyone of you that make this a public forum on bashing the city, politics, family and whatever else that has no relevance to this story that you should all be ashamed of yourselves! A young man who got MURDERED during a ROBBERY is being talked of as though he didnt matter to people! HE DID!!! I pray that none of you holier than thou people ever lose a loved one in the manner that this family lost their loved one... He was walking home after a festival just as we have all done once in our lives and was robbed by some animals that have no regard for human life... the same way the punks robbed a few younger boys a few days prior to this... The family impeded police, I am sure they did they were distraught! they were out of their minds with grief, I am sure they were not thinking 100% Picture yourselves standing over your loved one, dead in a road like an animal wanting them to wake up... then judge these people!!! Get off your high horses and offer some sympathy to a sonless mother, a grandmother who lost her grandson, a sister who lost her brother, God forbid you have to walk that path... then judge!

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27DragonFly664(198 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I am sorry for your loss...my son said Anthony was a really nice kid, always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray they find the animals that did this and put them away fast.

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28Anthonysmom(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Thank you soupcity and dragonfly. And let's not forget the other young man that was also shot he was a good kid also...Prayers for his family also
. Mami loves you Anthony

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29ajk25(2 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

1st of all censorship, you are very uneducated and ignorant, and have no idea what you are talking about. single mother households are EVERYWHERE. this young man who was murdered walking home from a festival and robbed for less than $20, had both a mom and a dad, and 4 other siblings all from the same parents. drugs and lack of morals had NOTHING to do with his senseless death. you people from other areas who sit high and mighty are the ones who "frequent" these areas such as youngstown to buy heroin and prostitutes. campbell has gone down hill, as have ALL other cities/suburbs of ohio, however, its because of people from other cities who are coming into our town, and trashing it. the kids who killed anthony weren't even from campbell. finally, all that aside, a young kid lost his life at 20 years old. social status, location, and lifestyle dont matter. this is a tragedy that is sweeping across the nation. in ALL areas, upper class, lower class and all.

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30CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Censordship , you are pathetic... this could of happened ANYWHERE! You OBVIOUSLY have never been to campbell or even know anyone from campbell. YES it has problems but honestly which city does not? Lets put you in the position of losing a child then lets see how you would react. People like YOU disgust me, so i would like to say a big EFF YOU! R.i.p Anthony.

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31Ytown05(11 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Sorry for your loss Anthony's Mom..I think that everyone here is concerned with the state of Campbell as it is now and not Campbell bashing...Like I put in my post earlier this is NOT the city I grew up in nor do I want to raise my family in..I grew up just blocks from where the shootings occured. and I've lived inc Campbell all my life and NEVER EVER was there shootings or any other violent acts than in recent years and its getting worse..and its not that we dont care that your son was murdered because I absolutely do..We care about the state of the city and we need to act to get this city back to a safe place to live!!

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32CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

OH AND ALSO I FORGOT TO ADD!!! This is something that does not happen daily! The people that did this were NOT FROM CAMPBELL. SO put that in your damn brain. YOU NEED JESUS!

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33CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

No WE DONT CRY when our people get locked up for a long time. Is this what this story is about no! Like come on now a kid has been murdered nothing to do with anything you are writing about. Whats funny is that there are murderers that come from good families and that have both a mom and a dad so please do not give me the single parent bs. Grew up in a single parent home. Nope no government assistance and yes i attend a great college and my daddy was not around.. and i know plenty of kids in my same situation and they do not have "empty brains" and are doing something with their lives.

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34mzluci(4 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

i have been sitting here disgustedly reading these comments that a lot of ignorant people that did not know my nephew, yes i am one of those family members that the imfamous CPD claims that were contaminating the crime scene. Picture this scenerio, good kid just graduated from high school, only boy out of 5 kids, raised by a single mother, very respectful, silly, goofy, wouldn't hurt a fly literally. Now imagine this same boy enjoying a fun time at the festival with his friends and family deciding to walk home with his friend not realizing someone is following you with bad intentions now imagine someone coming to you a half an hour later telling you to run two streets down not knowing whats going on but that something is wrong with your nephew, you run with all your might not knowing what you will expect to see getting to the street seeing cop lights running up the street asking everyone what's going on and the infamous CPD stands there looking at you while your asking where your nephew is and they say nothing and his friends point and you look toward the ground and your nephew is laying under a sheet you scream, fall in disbelief you see your mother his grandmother, who just recently had a heartattack fall to the floor screaming still CPD stands there motionless no sympathy no kind words, one after another you see you family members come to the scene and immediately fall and scream you see your sister his mother faint and you know in the back of your mind if it had been in boardman, poland, struthers, canfield he would've been takin by now. now image this scene lasting for over an hour, yes tempers were heated, and there was alot of commotion but the scene was not hindered they just refused to do anything, because in their mind just like in many of yours you see a young black/puerto rican kid and think gangbanger/drug dealer and assume he had to be doing wrong and probably deserved it but like i said you dont know my nephew, you werent at the scene and if was your white kid in the nicer part of campbell he wouldn't have laid there that long and as for the ignorant comments on the sentiments of his boys putting the box of candles with the writing dont judge a book by its cover cuz like i said if it was some white kid circumstances would've been different. CPD would've actually cared and from what i hear it was not a campbell person that did it and they robbed two young kids the day before. look into your life before you judge anyone elses.

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35joe1616(52 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Anthonysmom:

My condolences for your loss. My mother is a teacher, and had Anthony in class. She said he was such a nice, wonderful kid. She was in tears when she heard of this horrifying senseless act. She was devastated. May God rest his soul, he is an angel watching over you now. Again, so sorry for your loss.

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36Ytown05(11 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I dont know how this got misconstrued but I dont think anyone had anything bad to say about the boy that was murdered. I think everyones arguement was the sad state of the city itself and that includes the police force. I dont believe this had anything to do about being black or white..the Campbell police are not racists...and its unfair to say that about the police who were doing their job...

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37Stav2k(12 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm sorry to hear this as well, my condolences to you and your family. Always terrible when a young live is lost to some senseless violence. They need to maybe start some sort of volunteer deputy unit or something, where they can train concerned citizens to help better protect the city. I am moving back to Campbell for a few months and would gladly volunteer my free time to help get my city back to where it was 20 years or so ago. This random killing bulls$#t has got to stop!

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38mrblue(969 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

It is always sad when a young life is taken away. The scum that did this will be caught and the justice system will ,hopefully ,do its job.

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39nojimbo(221 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm very sorry for the tragic loss of the young man and the wounding of another. I feel sorry for any hard working and law abiding families trying to live in Campbell right now.
My wife and I drove across town to attend the festival last Friday night night hoping to hear some good music and taste something different foodwise. A block from the festival grounds at 7 p.m. we had a couple literally out of their mind, high on something, walk across the front of our car. That was enough to steer us away from the festival.
We drove through the city streets and came down the block where my mother was born and where my uncle lived into his 80s until he died 6 years ago. What an eye opening journey. My uncle's house was in near ruins. The new owner lives in another house on the street but apparently just parks his car in the drive. The grass was two feet high. Vegetation was growing in the roof gutters. My uncle's garden, his lifetime obsession, was now a mini forest.
All along the streets of Campbell we could see homes that were well maintained with nice lawns. Unfortunately, the run down lots now seem to outnumber them. Again, I'm sorry for the decent homeowners surrounded and stuck with the blight and crime.
Thirty years ago both Campbell and Struthers faced the same economic tidal wave of mill closures. For some reason Struthers seems to have survived and carried on while much of Campbell looks like a town that just gave up trying.

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40mzluci(4 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

April 15th 1990, I received the best first birthday present a girl could want a little brother Anthony N. Harrison. Us being a year apart he was always there . Not in a million years would I have thought he would be murdered and me witness him in the street like he was an animal. When I think of my brother Ima think of all the times we laughed and all the birthdays we shared. My brother didnt deserve this he never even got into a fist fight. Yes tensions were high but what would you do when you see something like that. As far as the justice system if police dont do proper procedure how do you expect prosecuters and judges to put these people away. The police just stood their motionless without saying a word when I asked where was my brother. They know my whole family we resided in Campbell our whole life and to me had no sympathy for the situation. Like I told the police at the scene they need to go back to the academy and learn a thing or two because they suck big time. Imagine looking at the same cop who just recently walked up to your ONLY brother and patted him down without probable cause and stated "You need to stop breaking into houses and stick to selling drugs." Yes officer Burich the same officer who when he pulled me over supposedly for an air fresherner on my mirror called me out my name and asked me where was I coming from.When I stated Sorry my mother didnt name me that he got upset and said now you have to appear in court for obstruction of view and pay a fine of 124 dollars. So we were upset because deep down inside it felt like they just thought another black young man murdered in the city who cares. I didnt know it took the only three cops the city had on duty to pull over a 21 year old woman with her 15 year old sister in the front seat reading a book,so do I think their a joke. YES !!!! People plead guilty to murder in Mahoning County and do 3 years in prison. What is this world coming to. It took CPD 18 months to find out who robbed the bank and the suspect lived on the next street. So you tell me if some of those a**holes cops know what they doing.They are supposed to Protect and Serve not harrass they Campbell residents that live down the hill. I do want to say thank you to Rusnak for working overnight to find my brother killers. All these blogs about people being on Section 8 STOP!! Please dont comment on something you know nothing about. Take a day and walk in my shoes and imagine having to comfort a mother who lost her only son and three younger sisters ages 18,16 and 15 who all lost their brother for no reason at all. Take a moment and think what your family would have done at the horrific scene. So why dont some of you bloggers do some googling and look up the past few incidents that happened in Campbell and the average time these criminals served.

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41mzluci(4 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

And for you readers who think because you live in the suburbs the city is so bad. I bet most of your kids know how to get to the Southside where else do you think they get they coke and heroin from. So go and buy a drug test from your local drugstore and you will be very surprised have the shock of your life. As for the underage suspects that caused all this madness whats going to happen with them serve time until their 21 get outta prison with clean records and a fresh start. I will be at every hearing these murders have and will not rest until justice is served. As for the prosecuters who will try this case they will get tired of seeing my face and hearing my name because they dont deserve a slap on the wrist they are simply cold blooded killers. Anthony Noell Harrison Rest In Paradise. Ash loves you and will fight for you til the end.

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42msbrnsuga(1 comment)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

First of all I would like to apologize to my friend Teresa and her family for your loss and the ignorant ,self rightous individuals who seem to have forgotten that a MOTHER has lost her child and from the looks of is not being given the opportunity to grieve either because words hurt!!!...Now onto you people ,you know the ones that are ranting and raving about Section8,welfare,and all of the above ,let me tell you something ..I grew up in Youngstown and Campbell and as a child it was a quiet little town but when drugs came along just like any other city things changed...my mom and I moved to the south and by the way , I live in the suburbs of Birmingham,AL in a city called Hoover ,AL. Now you all are judging a city that YOU live in ,You people are sitting here talking about how bad crime is in YOUR city and all the things that are the so-called reasons why YOUR streets are not safe but yet YOU ALL are doing nothing about it but sitting back blogging at the expense of a grieving family.So let me break it down to you earlier I mentioned that I live in a suburbian area called Hoover (google it) and the reason why I am explaining this is because I live here and I pay my taxes just like the next person no there aren't any section 8 houses that I know of but WE STILL HAVE CRIME!!! My son's school is one of the top HS in the country (2 adays on MTV) but they still have problems ,even had a stabbing where an innocent young man was murdered on campus several years ago. People wake up crime is everywhere and rather you realize the only difference between any other area is Campbell is smaller so the crimes go more noticed.I am not sure if you all watch First 48 but it has been taped lately in Birmingham, crime is everywhere and the criminals are getting younger and younger so the next time you want to sit on your butts and blog about what is wrong with YOUR city,get up off your butts and get on yoour police department about better patrols ,more officers, and for the MEN (and I do mean real men ) that seem to have so much to say when is the last time you looked into mentoring a young troubled child , your words and actions today may be a building block for that lost child tomorrow.Instead of sitting back and doing nothing ,it only takes a few positive words to build a child up ,it takes that negative frown to break one down!! I don't normally blog but it really made me angry to see how people are going on and on while a mother has lost her child!I will be home for Labor Day weekend and I will see you and your family then..Love you!!

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43L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I heard that Anthony was a nice kid too, it is a loss to lose a kid like like that. But people just seem to make excuses for what happened, blaming everything else for what one person did. As for the police department not doing their job? Hardly. Someone mentioned the show the First 48. Watch it. The police don't just show up, grab the body and leave. They were probably waiting for the coroner to arrive and begin his investigation. Everyone wants justice for Anthony but if the proper procedure isn't followed the defense will have a field day and the proper justice might not get served. Instead of following procedure and clollecting evidence the police now have to deal with an unruly croowd. If you love your family member so much then don't hinder the investigation. Someone thanked Rusnak for doing such a good job. Well Rusnak was also on record for saying the family was out of control. So was Rusnak right then? And in one post people blame the police for not doing anything and then in another someone blames them for doing their job. Burich was blamed for writing a ticket and talking with Anthony about break ins. Looks like he's doing his job. Maybe he was talking to Anthony about who was doing it or maybe Anthony hangs out with the people who are. Last time I checked the police write tickets, the police know who is a good kid and who is not. You want police to do their job until you get a ticket or are arrested then they are blamed.

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44Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

When the police are tabbed as being the bad guys the next time that there is trouble call a street hood .

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45slammingqueenbee(4 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I grew up and graduated and still live in Campbell...the only things I really have to complain is the high water bills and the acts of violence that recently occurred in the city...It takes a community to raise our children today..If you see your neighbor's child doing something; that you as an adult know is wrong..alert their parents to what is going on, and then let them handle it...I know your probably saying it's not your business nor your responsibility to raise someone else's child...but if you decide not to dip your hands or voice in their affairs...It'll be that child's hand or someone he or she knows that will take the life of a loved one or a close person you know...and it'll then be your voice crying out for the loved ones you have lost to their acts of violence...May the Good Lord comfort everyone who has lost a loved one due to the acts of violence!

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46CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Please.. these cops are WORTHLESS. Myself am not a trouble maker, but it is easy to see, as a resident of Campbell. They hire JOKES. Go ahead and say what you will but most Campbell citizens will agree. now suck on that ;)

R.I.P Anthony <3

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47CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Oh and Stan I hope your from Campbell.. since you know so much

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48Anthonysmom(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

For the ones that said my son must have been a trouble maker or maybe hung with them. My son was the type of person that was friends with everyone. Black white whatever. Everyone liked Anthony he didn't judge like all of you are. Anthony ONE time got in trouble and after the incident he told me "ma this is not how I wanna live my life I'm gonna go and finish school and then I'm going to new castle school of trades and get out of here" does that sound like a kid that liked trouble. He would tell some of his friends they needed to change there ways. But he never judged them so don't judge him because you are not GOD he's the only one that can...See you in HEAVEN Anthony mami loves you....

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49Anthonysmom(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

One more thing me and my childrens father are no longer together but he was involved in his life. Me and his father both have jobs his father is a deputy sheriff in GA so I just want everyone to know that our son was taught how to respect people and never judge. And please residents of Campbell we need to come together and stop this violence...Thank you

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50gypsygirl720(186 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

DEAR ANTHONYSMOM:
and entire family,
~~~May GOD BLESS and keep you all together, during this tragic time.
~~~Respectfully yours,
PRAYERS & BLESSINGS~~~

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51Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Many mothers in The Valley lose their children to gunfire every year . The mothers of those who did the killing suffer a loss also as their children are put in prison and some are put on death row . The police and society in general get the blame for the carnage and the prosecution . While I sympathize with the mothers on both sides there is nothing that I can do to lessen their burdens . When I and others criticize these acts of violence we are condemned . There is no solution to these vile acts since no one involved sees any problems in their circle . My circle polices up their problems before they get out of control .

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52Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Anthonysmom & mzluci

Again and directly please accept my deepest condolences.

My reference to the gathering wasn't intended as any form of even remotely suggesting any of you were in anyway inappropriate.

It was an emotional time of most unfortunate occurrence and unspeakable circumstance that nobody but you can ever begin to put into words or perspective accurately.

News reports always goes with what one side alleges and a portion of people run with it,.. I apologize to you for their gullible displays of assumptive inaccuracies.

My inclination wasn't judgmental and if it was perceived as such assuming responsibility I sincerely apologize if it was taken that way.

See my inclination was that of what was confirmed as exactly what yourself and MzLuci explained and clarified. But my not being there and until now to me was just a strong presumptive initial thought.

That being my detecting that what and or whom was presented as the Campbell police department response. Was unimpressive if not even disturbing to the point of further upsetting and angering some.

See I'm quiet well aware of the criminality that pose as Campbell's guise of governance. Where beyond opinion their PD and governance speaks for it's deplorable self time and time again,.. not all but too many.

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53Nunya(1356 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

WITH HEARTFELT MEANING:

Where like you I've mortally lost deeply loved family and friends and yet can respectfully say no one can proclaim to know how you feel.

We merely know it's the most painfully emotional experiences anyone can imagine. One that nothing in life can prepare us for and mere words will never even begin to be able to describe nor explain.

I never had the pleasure of having met the son and brother for whom we're speaking of. Although my friends son say's he remembers your son and brother. But only remembered him by a nickname and didn''t know his full or real name.

Where when he saw your sons picture on the news and recognized it was not just someone he knew and recognized but liked so much he was devastated.

In his words he as a 19 year old. He said your son was cool, smart, good natured, funny and a heck of a ball player. Whom he and all his friends liked a lot and couldn't understand what went on for somebody to do anything like that to your son.

Mame, you nor does your son or your family need vindicating here. Because from what I'm hearing from all angles is your son was and will forever be recognized as a dynamite young man coming up in manhood.

MzLuci, my being a brother to a brother and sisters myself. Which I've tried hard to be the good brother and as you know as siblings in family we shape one another because we care so much.

Where from me to you and myself being a man filling those brotherly shoes in my own family. I'm totally convinced there is, can nor ever will be a better brother as a man than yours.

Please accept my utmost respect and sorrow that he's no longer mortally here to continue to be that great son and brother to loving mother and sister and be friend to other friends.

But also know and rest assure that not only is Mr.Harrison respected. But as concerned citizens I'm among some whom won't rest until we find who did this. To include there's eyes and ears open on every part of town awaiting to hear.

I'm confident that together we'll hear something and when we do they'll be presented to law enforcement. So your family and friends can witness them answering to the crime they committed.

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54L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

@CPPRIDEM10

Where was this pole at that most citizens dont like the police? I think I missed it. Or is it just the majority of your friends? That gives me an inclination that you or your friends either have been arrested or at least given a ticket to. In my law abiding upstanding circle of friends we all have had good encounters with the police who recognize that they do an excellent job with what they have to work with. They aren't in the business to make friends and with only 2 of them on the road at a given time they cant exactly be soft or will be seen as weak. But when I hear about good citizens coming in contact with them they always have nice things to say. One even helped me push my car out of the snow last year!

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55ANTIYOUNGSTOWN(234 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

It`s sad to see the topic of the article be pushed aside in favor of finger pointing or debating about law enforcement or parenting skills.

Regardless of who Anthony was, who was in his circle of friends, or to a lesser point, what color he was, in the end he was a brother, a friend, a student, a son. Right now a family grieves for him. Right now they try to deal with a loss that will never be filled.

All things aside, for one moment try to imagine what it would feel like to be in the shoes of a parent who lost their child in this senseless, meaningless way. Anyone of us, regardless of what part of town you are from can lose a child. I would think we would want sympathy and prayers. Not accusations or criticism.

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56CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

LOL ,
no never was I in trouble with the "cops" or ever given a ticket, so yea. And no its not all of my friends who say these things. Oh and my friends are all also law abiding. And nooo their just going to sit there and watch your car stuck in the damn snow, I would hope he helped you. Have a great day MRS.KNOW IT ALL :)

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57youngstowncutie(5 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey censoredship, Youngstown has its own online casino black jack tournament for free at http://www.gameon247.com plus find other casino tournament games soon.

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58starofesther(168 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

It's sad ...it breaks my heart! I saw Anthony picture ....fine young man...from a Bible Prospective...It's Revelation Time..Evil people doing evil acts...No morals No Values No Ten Commandments..
I do not go anywhere without praying for me and my family and friends....
My prayers for the family

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59CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Yes there are great cops everywhere , and they put their lives on the line every single day. The thing is when you know things about these cops its hard to respect them sometimes. The sad thing is the other day I was driving and look to my left and there were about 6 campbell cops at Dairy Queen eating icecream and socializing, I am pretty sure that is every cop on duty at the time. I cannot respect that, shouldnt atleast a few of them be out patroling or something instead of all being at Dairy Queen?

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60L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I highly doubt there were 6 only 2 work the road at a time. If there were anymore it was because they were probably riding with the other officers and being trained. And give them a break, they were taking one. What, you dont take breaks at work?

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61L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Over the past few weeks police have been in the news often. For one thing or another they've made the headlines. I have a question for everyone, sort of a poll if you will. In this article and its comments people are slamming the Campbell police including one officer in particular. Is this maybe because he is "aggressive" and writes a lot of tickets or makes a lot of arrests? That is the apparent factor considering the complaint was that he wrote a ticket and dealt with the victim before. Which im sure we all believe that the people officers deal with are dealt with for a reason (ill let you make your own assumption here). In another article again about the Campbell police the comments are positive and enforce or encourage their work on these "types of people". So do people want the police to be tough on crime and run these "people" out of their town or do we not want them to be aggressive and do their jobs with their "intuition" and experience as these articles have shown them doing?

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62mrblue(969 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Considering the size of the Campbell Police Department, these men are doing a good job. Those who complain are usually the ones who are breaking the law.

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63lovedrama(138 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I've always liked Campbell-it's a cute little town. I think all towns and cities have problems and this incident is a tue tragedy. It's too bad but it seems to me like some scums were at the festival. On the other hand-I'm against section 8, and I think the projects all need to be destroyed. Give everyone on welfare a job to earn what they're getting--even make them clean blighted areas, wash government vehicles, cook for homeless shelters, read to the elderly in nursing homes. Find something for them to do-quit giving handouts.

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64CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

L0L,
Yes, you take breaks at work, but when have you seen all of the employees on break at the same time? I sure have never seen it. Especially in such a important job.

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65Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

cpridem10

Obvious you have a problem with the Campbell Police department. Give it a rest. Stay out of trouble and you wouldn't have to bad mouth them. If you live in Campbell and have a need to call them better hope they respond in time.
As far as your DQ comment, I live right down from the Plaza, and I have never ever seen the police there, be it, Campbell, YPD, Coitsville. I think you must've been seeing things.

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66valleyresident(24 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I think the Campbell Police do a good job for all the crime and the fact that they are under staffed. I know some of the police in Campbell and lots of times they are forced to work double shifts and lots of overtime due to the staffing problems. So if the Officers want to get some Ice Cream at Dairy Queen in Campbell and talk to people and kids that is actually great community relations. Keep up the good work Campbell Police and keep on all these complainers on here because they are the ones out committing crime.

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67Billybob21(96 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I think the campbell police do a good job with what they have to work with. Crime from the bigger cities is starting to move outword to the suburbs citys like campbell struthers and boardmen. Youngstown cops are doing the right thing with zero tolerance. The only suggestion i have is why dont campbell do like youngstown does and bring in the highway patrol and sheriif for like a week and do a zero tolerance Arrest everyone with a warrent and all the trouble spots drowed them by pulling over everyone for everything. If it works in the bigger cities i am sure it would work in smaller cities. Some people say campbell cops pull people over too much well facts show if you pull more cars over it lessens crime. Now only if campbell had more officers this would work but the officers they do have are trying its just with the city lacking money it cant afford as many officers as other cities.

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68Bman(151 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Is this really a forum for how the CPD handled a melee of poor, disgruntled 1st ward residents who were in a heated frenzy brought about by the murder of one of their own people perpetrated by one their own people?

CPD did the right thing.

Officers handled the scene without becoming as ghettofied as the crowd they were serving and protecting that night. That crowd of "subculture" residents (borrowed most appropriately from Stan) was pissed, hurt, upset, and ready to riot on a mini-scale. Had the CPD (along with numerous other agencies) opended up on the crowd, it would have been really, really ugly.

Warrants were issued for the a-holes who tried to start a riot, and the detectives are handling the homicide investigation.

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69CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Life2short, Trust me sweetie I stay out of trouble , thanks! Never ever have I been in trouble with them nor my friends if YOU would have read previous comments. Also so you guys know there are more cops on the road now so please dont tell me what I saw. I recieved confirmation on that yesterday so maybe you should refresh your knowledge. Have a great day.

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70L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

@cpride
Well there are definitely not 6 officers on the road. There are actually less officers on teh raod than there use to be so check your source.

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71CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

No maybe you need to check your source. Because mine is correct maybe I seen 4 or 5 but deffinately was not 2 hunny.

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72L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

My source was the chief of police who's yours. Call down there and ask. Let me know what you find out!

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73CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Bianca please give it a rest Thanks!
& censoredship you are so right. Those nasty ass projects/ surrounding areas need torn down asap..In need of new government leaders INDEED

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74L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Please my azz. Stop making excuses and call and find out. What are you afraid of? Being proved wrong?

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75CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

excuses, afraid, let me think..NO ahahahahah

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76L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Ok well then what did the chief say? Did you at least call and talk to an officer and ask him? Just simply call and ask how many officers are on duty at a time. No more, no less. You'll get your answer then you can hang up.

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77CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Haha I dont sit around and talk to the police chief for my entertainment like im guessing you do. Since you are their number 1 fan I suppose you know the police departments number by heart so go head and give it to me and ill get right on it sweet heart! Oh and your telling me that they only have one cop on duty at a time now? You said there is less then before it has been two for sometime now their is only one?

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78L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The phone number is in the phone book, look it up yourself lazy azz. And I never said one officer, I said two. Wich happens (the two, I'll reiterate for you) to be down from before (when they had more than two officers on the road). See, a long time ago they had a certain number of officers on the department which meant they were staffed higher which meant more officers on the road at any given time. Now they have less officers on the department which means less officers per turn. There use to be more, but now there are only two. You get that or do you want me to show you pictures?

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79CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Yea bitch show me some pictures. Lazy is one thing I am not so to clear that up. I just dont care as much as you do obviously. This will probably be deleted. OH well haha. Also no thanks i probably wont call if I was a cop and received hat call I would be just a little suspicious but hey its whatever.

BYE BITCH ;)

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80Billybob21(96 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I Know for a fact there are always 3 officers on duty at a time. All you need to due is get a police scanner. LOL works for the mayor or is one of his followers. Which thinks the city doesnt have problems so don't waste your time CPRIDEM Just make your voice be heard come voting time And dont reelect krinos if he makes it that far till voting time.

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81starofesther(168 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The Lord knows who it is He sees evil and good ...They will reap what they sow ...

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82CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Thankyou Billybob! Its very frustrating when you know your right. As for voting I will forsure be voting, thought the change in mayor last time would be for the better, I guess not.

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83L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Wow. Ignorance is truly bliss. How does it feel to think, or in your case know you're right but in reality you're not?
Billybob how do "you know for a fact" just like cpride? Has anyone called to check on this fact? And if a police scanner is your "fact" then you're pretty stupid. One officer works as the dispatcher and two are on the road. So.... there are only two officers on the road at a time. Listen a little closer next time.

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84Billybob21(96 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I am not going to get in an argument about something stupid. I don't need to call someone to check on facts i find the facts out for myself not what other people tell me. I was once a police officer and know to check my facts and not take someone elses word for it. And A police scanner can answer alot of questions its just like having a police radio so it would tell me how many officers are on duty. And what i meant was there are 3 officers on duty at a time. And in campbell situation they sometimes have the firefighters do dispacthing if something is going on. But this is only on rare occasions. So actualy LOL there at times can be 3 on the road and if a detective or sargent or chief is on duty there are more. SO LOL why dont you quit listening to other people and call the police station and check on your facts.

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85Billybob21(96 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Anyway instead of everyone arguing over this matter everyone should be working together to think of ways to make the city better and bring businesses into the city. So the city can have a full staff of firefighters and police so the city is better off and safer.

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86CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I hear you on that one!

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