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Ohio Highway Patrol on scene of fatal crash

ORWELL – The Ohio State Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal traffic crash late Sunday night involving a horse-drawn carriage and all-terrain vehicle.

The crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. on Fenton Road. Details surrounding the crash were limited, except that the patrol had confirmed someone was deceased.

Shooting victim ID’d in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN – The man Youngstown police say walked into the department with a gunshot wound to his back has been identified as Mark Porter, 39, of Liberty, according to Tribune Chronicle newspartner WYTV 33.

According to police, a man walked into the station about 9 p.m. Saturday and told officers he’d been shot. Porter told police he was walking across the bridge on Market Street when two men in a silver Mitsubishi pulled up, pulled out a gun and tried to rob Porter.

Porter tried to run away and told police he heard half a dozen gunshots and a burning sensation in his back. He ran the couple blocks from the bridge to the police station.

Porter is in stable condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

East Liverpool man killed in motorcycle crash

NEGLEY – An East Liverpool man was killed early Sunday morning after his motorcycle struck a utility pole off the side of Union Ridge Road in Middleton Township.

According to the Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Joshua Brown, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner’s office.

Brown was reportedly northbound on Union Ridge when he drove off the right side, striking the utility pole north of Dyke Road. His 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was heavily damaged on the right side.

The patrol said alcohol use is unknown at this time but the accident remains under investigation.

The Negley Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene.

Anyone with knowledge or information about this crash is asked to contact the Lisbon post at 330-424-7783.

Ohio county uses GPS

to monitor suspects

CINCINNATI – Changes and improvements in technology are helping authorities in southwest Ohio track crime suspects and convicts and freeing up scarce jail space.

The Hamilton County sheriff’s office owns or leases 143 electronic monitoring units with GPS and hopes to obtain 50 more. The ankle bracelets with global positioning system allow low-level offenders to be monitored while the jail is filled with those involved with more serious offenses.

1 killed, 1 wounded in

Columbus shootings

COLUMBUS – Police are investigating the shooting of two men in Columbus, one of whom has died.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting at a house around 1:25 p.m. Sunday, found two wounded men, 22-year-old Quinten Ellis-John Prater and 21-year-old James E. Norvet III.

Prater was pronounced dead at the scene and Norvet was taken to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Police say Prater’s death is the city’s 49th homicide this year.

Staff, wire reports