Phantoms select Justin Leo as this year's Hometown Hero

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The Youngstown Phantoms Hockey team selected slain Girard police officer Justin Leo as this year’s Hometown Hero.

The team will host their Hometown Hero game on April 7 at 7:05 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. Three dollars from each ticket will go to the National Association of the Wolves scholarship fund, which will award four Girard students in May with $5,000 scholarships in Justin’s memory.

Justin’s mother and father, Pat and David, will drop the puck for the event and a montage celebrating Justin will be presented.

Contact Shane Stout, Phantoms vice president of sales and service, at 330-746-5188 for ticket and event information.

Justin is also being honored at the Ohio Statehouse today with a presentation by Senator Sean O’Brien, D-32nd. You can watch the live stream at

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