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Governor, YSU and city officials work to reduce crimes

Published: Mon, February 7, 2011 @ 6:03 p.m.

Gov. John Kasich agreed to a number of requests from city and Youngstown State University officials that all hope will reduce crimes such as the mass shooting at a house near the school that left one man dead and 11 wounded.

But Kasich said, “I can’t tell you that any one of those things could have stopped this from happening, but I think all these things comprehensively can provide a greater sense of safety and security for people that live in this Valley.”

Kasich came to YSU today, the day after the shooting that left Jamail Johnson, 25, of Indiana Avenue in Youngstown, dead. There were 11 other people, ranging in age from 17 to 31, injured.

The shooting occurred about 3:40 a.m. Sunday at Johnson’s house, which he shared with other YSU students. Of the 11 other shot, five are YSU students.

Kasich and members of his staff and cabinet met privately for about 90 minutes today with Mayor Jay Williams, Police Chief Jimmy Hughes, YSU President Dr. Cynthia E. Anderson, and YSU trustees and officials.

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