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Memorial held for student shot near Ohio college

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sun, Feb 13, 2011 17:50 hrs

Mourners remembered a student killed during a shooting near an Ohio college campus as a peacemaker and a role model.

The Vindicator in Youngstown reports an estimated 1,800 people attended a memorial service Saturday for 25-year-old Youngstown State University senior Jamail Johnson. He was killed last weekend in a shooting at a fraternity house party that left 11 injured.

Johnson studied business administration, tutored students, worked at a Foot Locker store and was an usher at his church and a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

YSU President Cynthia Anderson said Johnson's bachelor's degree will be conferred posthumously during spring commencement.

Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams urged people at the service to carry on Johnson's legacy of peace.

Two men face aggravated murder and other charges in the shooting.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com




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