Car strikes, kills woman on US 422

Car strikes, kills woman on US 422


A Garrettsville woman was killed while walking across U.S. Route 422 at 11:26 p.m. Wednesday.

Christine R. Pettry, 42, was walking northbound on Route 422 near Leiby Osborne Road with two young relatives and a family friend when she attempted to cross the westbound lanes of the highway and was struck and killed.

Amanda L. Mattson, 27, of Burton, was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry that struck Pettry, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Southington Post.

Shortly after the first collision, Pettry was struck by another westbound vehicle, but a preliminary investigation indicates Pettry was dead before being struck again.

The highway patrol says it does not suspect drugs or alcohol to have been a factor regarding either motorist, but toxicology results are pending for Pettry.

Woman reports North Side shooting


A 21-year-old city woman said a former friend fired six shots at her from a passing car at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday on a North Side street.

The woman said she and a man she used to be friends with were arguing in the yard of a vacant home in the 700 block of Delaware Avenue when he pulled out a gun, showed it to her, then got in his car and drove away.

The woman said as she was walking home the car stopped near her at the intersection of Delaware and Covington Street and the man fired several shots. The woman recovered two 9mm shell casings from the street and gave them to police.

Salvation Army distributes supplies for school, backpacks


The Salvation Army Mahoning County Area Services will distribute backpacks and school supplies to 450 pre-registered needy children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the organization’s headquarters, 1501 Glenwood Ave. on the city’s South Side.

The back-packs and school supplies will be provided free to children of pre-registered families/individuals who are at, or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, with children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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