Fireworks warning from Struthers cops
Police are warning residents not to violate the city’s ordinance against possessing or selling fireworks.
Police will patrol the neighborhoods and cite violators. “We expect people to use common sense,” said Detective Jeff Pantall.
Kinsman man killed in one-car crash
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash that killed a 19-year-old Kinsman man.
Troopers said Timothy J. Hess died after his Ford Contour went off the left side of Cadwallader Sonk Road and hit a tree before coming to rest on its roof about 4:10 a.m. Saturday.
South Side shooting
Police are investigating a South Side shooting in which a 22-year-old man was wounded in his arm Saturday. Police said the man told officers he was visiting his girlfriend on Cooper Street when he walked away from the house and was shot about 6 p.m. The man told police he did not see anything and had no description of who shot him, reports state.
A neighbor told police he saw a black late-model Pontiac Grand Prix flee the scene east on Cooper, but was unsure if it was related to the earlier sound of a gunshot, according to reports. The 22-year-old man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center where a nursing supervisor said there was no record of his being admitted.
New citizens in Valley
Twelve people became U.S. citizens in a recent naturalization ceremony before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Their names, hometowns and countries of origin: Parikshith Amarnath Sumathi, Poland, Ohio, India; Amee Hasit Pandya and Hasit Pradyum Pandya, Boardman, United Kingdom; Karina Kolm, Boardman, Mexico; Desiree Ann Carter, Austintown, Guyana; Jadwiga Ewa Yanchick, Poland, Ohio, Poland, Europe; Tito Dominguez Vazquez, Canfield, Mexico; Katarzyna Anna Jankiewicz, Austintown, Poland, Europe; Luis Fernando Jaime Hernandez, North Lima, Mexico; Donnabel Aguas Ferrell, Austintown, Philippines; Youssef Ahamd Saleh, Canfield, Lebanon; and Vit Fiala, Youngstown, Czechoslovakia.
60+ driver training
John Less from Trumbull County Senior Court will instruct an American Association of Retired Persons driving class for those 60 and older from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 11 at Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave.
Seating is limited to 15 to 20 people. The course will focus on senior defensive driving, safe-driving strategies, roads and highways and understanding your vehicle.
Call the center at 330-545-6596 to register. Fees for the class must be paid to Trumbull County Senior Court; call 330-469-4860. The cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.
Civil War program
Join the friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County for a Civil War presentation and cemetery tour at 1 p.m. July 16 at Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oak Hill Ave. The guide will be Steffon Wydell Jones of Youngstown, Civil War re-enactor and local historian.
‘Name Game’ fun
A “Name Game” program will be for families with elementary-school children and younger at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St. The free program includes stories, songs and crafts. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 330-482-5509 or stop in the library.