UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

President Donald Trump and other GOP officials have largely avoided taking sides in the GM strike that threatens to upend the economy in election battleground Michigan.

Bruster's Ice Cream in Hermitage closing its doors

Bruster's Ice Cream in Hermitage closing its doors

The location opened in the late 80's and has been a favorite spot for ice cream lovers ever since.

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

General Motors' transition from gas-powered vehicles to an all-electric future is becoming an issue in contract talks aimed at ending a six-day-old strike by union workers that has paralyzed the company's factories.

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

A big rise in mass shooting tips poses challenge for police after gunmen kill 34 in California, Ohio and Texas.

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores in the wake of string of deaths related to vaping.

Trumbull Prosecutor refers Burroughs shooting to Dept. of Justice

Trumbull Prosecutor refers Burroughs shooting to Dept. of Justice

The 1,600 page report will be independently reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

1 event near Area 51 pulls plug; second festival continues

1 event near Area 51 pulls plug; second festival continues

1 event near Area 51 pulls plug due to low attendance; second festival continues.

Police: Men wearing 'IT' clown mask break in to Boardman gas station

Police: Men wearing 'IT' clown mask break in to Boardman gas station

Boardman Police Chief Tod Werth told 21 News that they have made a couple arrests connected to the break-in.

Lawmakers return to governor's fall 'conversation openers'

Lawmakers return to governor's fall 'conversation openers'

Gov. Tom Wolf busied himself in the quiet Capitol over the summer with plans: paying for new voting machines, writing new charter school regulations, creating gun violence prevention programs and more.

Trumbull County groups release statement on BCI findings on fatal shooting of Matthew Burroughs

Trumbull County groups release statement on BCI findings on fatal shooting of Matthew Burroughs

According to the release, the groups challenge Niles Mayor Steven Mientkiewicz to bridge the gap between the communities of color in the area.

Car hits guardrail on I-680 in Youngstown

Car hits guardrail on I-680 in Youngstown

Police say the driver of the vehicle crashed into the brick guardrail.

Ohio injured worker plans $1.5B in dividends for employers

Ohio injured worker plans $1.5B in dividends for employers

Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers tells employers to watch their mailboxes as it prepares to send out dividend checks totaling around $1.5 billion.

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda that flooded parts of Texas left at least two people dead and rescue crews scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in homes.

Shots fired in Liberty Saturday morning

Shots fired in Liberty Saturday morning

First calls came in around 12:30 a.m. after witnesses reported hearing shots near the 4100 block of Monticello Boulevard.

Y-Live: What you need to know to go

Y-Live: What you need to know to go

If you don't yet have your ticket for what's being billed as one of the Valley's biggest music events of the year, there's still time to get yours.

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

No one knows what to expect, but people are preparing for "Storm Area 51" in the remote Nevada desert.

Free dental, eye, mammograms, exams at Covelli this weekend

Free dental, eye, mammograms, exams at Covelli this weekend

Free medical services are available Saturday and Sunday in Youngstown.

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport receives nearly $1.3 million

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport receives nearly $1.3 million

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport received nearly $1.3 million to make repairs and enhance safety. 

Valley law firm donates thousands of books to Akron Children's

Valley law firm donates thousands of books to Akron Children's

Kisling, Nestico and Redick donated thousands of books to Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman on Friday. 

Sherrod Brown introduces bill to curb youth vaping, tobacco use

Sherrod Brown introduces bill to curb youth vaping, tobacco use

Senator Sherrod Brown said that he introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2019 to reduce youth tobacco use by closing loopholes in the tax code that he says the tobacco industry has used to avoid regulation and taxes for their products.

OVI checkpoint location announced for Boardman

OVI checkpoint location announced for Boardman

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced it will conduct an OVI checkpoint in Boardman tonight.

People gather in Youngstown to join international climate strike

People gather in Youngstown to join international climate strike

Around 30 people gathered at Wick Park in Youngstown today to take place in a global demonstration. 

Four sent to hospital after three-car crash in Youngstown

Four sent to hospital after three-car crash in Youngstown

Four people were taken to the hospital after a three-car crash in Youngstown Friday. 

Teen arrested after allegedly threatening to 'shoot up' Girard High School

Teen arrested after allegedly threatening to 'shoot up' Girard High School

A 14-year-old Girard student was arrested Thursday after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up" the high school.

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

US health officials have revised a count of vaping-related illnesses, to 530 in 38 states.

Former New Castle police officer federally charged with civil rights violation

Former New Castle police officer federally charged with civil rights violation

Former New Castle Police officer Ronald Williams has been charged with deprivation of civil rights by a federal grand jury. 

Pennsylvania jobless rate stable as payrolls see new record

Pennsylvania jobless rate stable as payrolls see new record

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained stable in August, as payrolls rose to a record high.

State police says it plans to resume noting race of drivers

State police says it plans to resume noting race of drivers

The Pennsylvania State Police says it hopes to resume collecting data early next year on the race of drivers that troopers pull over after a news organization reported the practice ended seven years ago.

UAW holds strike support rally at Lordstown plant

UAW holds strike support rally at Lordstown plant

As the autoworkers strike against General Motors began day five, UAW members staged a support rally Friday outside the gates of the idled GM assembly plant in Lordstown on the roadway that happens to be named UAW Parkway. 

Suspect threatened to take Austintown police 'to the dark side'

Suspect threatened to take Austintown police 'to the dark side'

Austintown police were called to an accident Wednesday night which later lead to an alleged assault of a police officer.

People able to return home after gas well explosion in Hartford Township

People able to return home after gas well explosion in Hartford Township

According to Trumbull County dispatch, people that live within a one-mile radius of the gas well fire in Hartford Township can return to their homes.

AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

A top United Auto Workers official reports many unresolved issues in talks with General Motors as both sides try to reach a deal to end a four-day strike.

YPD identifies South Side shooting victims

YPD identifies South Side shooting victims

Youngstown police are investigating a shooting and fire on the city's southside that sent two people to the hospital Thursday night.

Memorial for murdered Liberty woman stolen from Vienna golf course

Memorial for murdered Liberty woman stolen from Vienna golf course

The owner of a Trumbull County golf course says he can't believe someone stole a memorial dedicated to the memory of a former member who was murdered by her neighbor last year.

Warren business victim of bogus check-cashing scheme

Warren business victim of bogus check-cashing scheme

The operator a Warren business is telling police that a bogus check-cashing scheme left the company unable to make payroll.

Ohio jobless rate increases slightly from July to August

Ohio jobless rate increases slightly from July to August

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. 

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Jewish leaders are preparing to discuss plans to commemorate the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue almost a year ago.

Third person accuses former St. Joe's Hospital worker of improprieties

Third person accuses former St. Joe's Hospital worker of improprieties

A third person has stepped forward with allegations against a former St. Joseph Warren Hospital employee already accused of sexually assaulting elderly patients.

Chevy recalls 93,000 Trax models over steering concern

Chevy recalls 93,000 Trax models over steering concern

General Motors is recalling more than 93,000 2015-2018 Chevrolet Trax models that may have steering issues posing a risk of crashing.

80-year-old man sentenced for molesting impaired teen

80-year-old man sentenced for molesting impaired teen

A Mahoning County judge has labeled an Akron man a Tier One sex officer for molesting a mentally impaired teen.

Liberty Police Chief seeks dismissal of death investigation lawsuit

Liberty Police Chief seeks dismissal of death investigation lawsuit

Liberty Township's Police chief and a fellow officer say they didn't do anything wrong when they investigated the death of a woman and are asking that a lawsuit filed against them be dismissed.

Warren man charged with deadly fentanyl overdose

Warren man charged with deadly fentanyl overdose

A Warren man who federal authorities say supplied a powerful opiate that caused an overdose death in Warren has been arrested on eight federal charges.

Police: Suspected medical emergency behind Coolspring Dollar General crash

Police: Suspected medical emergency behind Coolspring Dollar General crash

Pennsylvania State Police now say they believe a driver's medical emergency caused his pickup truck to crash through the front of the Dollar General store in Coolspring Township earlier this week.

Ohio GOP fined $100K for improperly funding voter database

Ohio GOP fined $100K for improperly funding voter database

The Ohio Republican Party is paying a $100,000 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission for improperly funding a 2014 voter turnout database through a company tied to an ally of then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich. 

Truck crashes into Niles Knights of Columbus garage

Truck crashes into Niles Knights of Columbus garage

Police are investigating after a pickup truck crashed into a garage behind the Knights of Columbus building on Vienna Avenue in Niles.

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Officials in Houston and surrounding communities say so far there have been no severe consequences as Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Southeast Texas with rain.

Valley native co-wrote Blake Shelton hit song

Valley native co-wrote Blake Shelton hit song

Kirsti Manna of Poland graduated from Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music.

Fire prompts Hermitage bowling alley evacuation

Fire prompts Hermitage bowling alley evacuation

A Hermitage Bowling alley had to be evacuated Thursday night after a fire broke out near the buildings main entrance.

Brookfield students to participate in 'Start with Hello Week'

Brookfield students to participate in 'Start with Hello Week'

The week of September 23-27, Brookfield High School will join thousands of other school districts across the country to reduce social isolation. 

Sharon School District taking extra precaution after alleged threats

Sharon School District taking extra precaution after alleged threats

Sharon City School District Superintendent Michael Calla tells 21 News the district is taking "extra precautions" Friday after threats were allegedly made, and spread on social media. 

Warren Harding hosting military appreciation game

Warren Harding hosting military appreciation game

A special tribute will be paid to the military during a high school football game in the Valley Friday night. 

OVI checkpoint announced for Friday night in Mahoning County

OVI checkpoint announced for Friday night in Mahoning County

The Mahoning County OVI Task Force has announced it will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday night.

Niles School Board to act on treasurer

Niles School Board to act on treasurer

The Niles Board of Education expects to vote on the status of Treasurer Lori Hudzik, currently on family medical leave, in less than two weeks.

McDonald teachers' union reaches tentative agreement with board of education

McDonald teachers' union reaches tentative agreement with board of education

A spokesperson for the McDonald Education Association reports that they have reached a tentative agreement with the McDonald Board of Education.

Woman involved in Youngstown murder sentenced

Woman involved in Youngstown murder sentenced

A woman who pleaded guilty for the role she played in a murder that happened in Youngstown in 2018 was sentenced Thursday. 

Valley vape stores closing

Valley vape stores closing

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Former Warren hospital employee allegedly sexually assaulted patients

Former Warren hospital employee allegedly sexually assaulted patients

A Trumbull County Grand Jury has indicted a former St. Joseph Warren Hospital employee on 11 sexual assault charges including rape. 

Route 82 in Trumbull County open again after crashes

Route 82 in Trumbull County open again after crashes

Route 82 in Trumbull County is open and flowing normally again Thursday afternoon.

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke to visit Niles

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke to visit Niles

O'Rourke will be visiting the Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO Labor Council headquarters on North Main Street.

Canfield assistant principal suspended over mishandling of alleged threat

Canfield assistant principal suspended over mishandling of alleged threat

An assistant principal in Canfield Village Middle School has been suspended for two days without pay after failing to notify police of an alleged threat made by a student last week.

Crews investigating fire at Sebring Plastics

Crews investigating fire at Sebring Plastics

Heavy smoke could be seen throughout the area of East Georgia Street in Sebring from an industrial fire.

More threatened voter registrations under review in Ohio

More threatened voter registrations under review in Ohio

State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren't improperly deleted.

World shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

World shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

Shares are mixed in Asia, with Tokyo and Sydney logging moderate gains, after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year.

Agents search two Austintown locations

Agents search two Austintown locations

Agents from the FBI, the Violent Crimes Task Force, and SWAT team members searched at least two locations in Austintown Thursday morning.

Flames race through apartment on Youngstown's East Side

Flames race through apartment on Youngstown's East Side

Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that gutted one apartment and damaged several others in a multi-family complex on Youngstown's East Side.

21 WFMJ announces partnership with Your Sports Network

21 WFMJ announces partnership with Your Sports Network

21 WFMJ is proud to announce a partnership with YSN (Your Sports Network).

$2.3M behavioral health expansion underway at Akron Children's Boardman

$2.3M behavioral health expansion underway at Akron Children's Boardman

Akron Children’s Hospital has announced that plans are underway to expand its behavioral health services in the Mahoning Valley by the end of this year, and creating a new space on its campus for the programs.

Fire breaks out at Rogers Flea Market pavilion

Fire breaks out at Rogers Flea Market pavilion

A fire broke out at one of Rogers Flea Market and community's Pavilion.

Former Vista window workers to share $622,000 settlement

Former Vista window workers to share $622,000 settlement

More than 100 workers suddenly thrown out of a job when Lordstown's Vista Window company closed earlier this year will share in a $622,000 settlement from the company.

Crews battle tractor-trailer fire on I-80 in Mercer County

Crews battle tractor-trailer fire on I-80 in Mercer County

Firefighters were called out Thursday morning to put out flames that erupted on a tractor-trailer. The Mercer East End Fire Department was dispatched to the 18-mile marker of Interstate 80 where a wheel on the driver's side of a trailer hauling cardboard

Ohio senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

Ohio senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. 

Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico

Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico

People on Bermuda are getting ready for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices Wednesday.

Parents call for Canfield Superintendent's resignation over handling of student threat

Parents call for Canfield Superintendent's resignation over handling of student threat

Tension at a Canfield School Board meeting ran over Wednesday night.

Warren Little Raiders presented with new helmets

Warren Little Raiders presented with new helmets

A local youth football team will play the rest of this season with some new and much-needed gear - all thanks to two Warren unions.

Westminster College celebrating $11 million expansion

Westminster College celebrating $11 million expansion

Westminster College is celebrating an 11.2 million dollar expansion on its campus with a groundbreaking ceremony. 

Niles Treasurer: Tax revenue up thanks to RITA

Niles Treasurer: Tax revenue up thanks to RITA

Niles income tax revenue increased by nearly $1 million in 2018 over the previous year, which city Treasurer Stephen Telego attributes to the work of the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA).

West Branch students tackle tough subjects like vaping in short films

West Branch students tackle tough subjects like vaping in short films

Some of the topics included alcohol, anxiety, teen pregnancy, and vaping.

Threat made by student at Canfield's Hilltop School

Threat made by student at Canfield's Hilltop School

There has reportedly been a non-specific threat by a Hilltop Elementary school student. 

New culverts installed at Kinsman Lake

New culverts installed at Kinsman Lake

Repairs at Kinsman Lake and the only road leading back to the Lakelands neighborhood are running on schedule according to the leader on the project.

Union Township could receive $500,000 grant for low-income housing

Union Township could receive $500,000 grant for low-income housing

The grant, which was administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development under the federally funded HOME program. 

Dominion demonstrates methane emission reduction in Trumbull County

Dominion demonstrates methane emission reduction in Trumbull County

.Using new technology, Dominion Energy has an ambitious goal to significantly reduce methane emissions in the ongoing battle against climate change.

Ohio AG: Purdue settlement money should be spent locally

Ohio AG: Purdue settlement money should be spent locally

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says any money the state receives from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be spent at the local level.

Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers' warnings

Report: Ohio conducted executions after drugmakers' warnings

A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection.

Judge takes himself off Jerry Sandusky resentencing case

Judge takes himself off Jerry Sandusky resentencing case

The judge handling the pending resentencing of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is taking himself off the case.

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Union and company bargainers were making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day Wednesday.

Drone view shows progress on Kinsman flood repair

Drone view shows progress on Kinsman flood repair

A birds-eye view of a Kinsman neighborhood the progress being made to restore access to residents who have been cut off from their homes since flooding washed out the only road on July 20. Video provided to 21 News by 680 Aerials on Wednesday showed crews

Route 30 now open West of Lisbon

Route 30 now open West of Lisbon

U.S. Route 30 is closed west of Lisbon due to an accident, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Man arrested after alleged Facebook threats over Niles police shooting report

Man arrested after alleged Facebook threats over Niles police shooting report

Warren police have arrested a man accused of posting threats to law enforcement just days after two police officers were cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man outside a Niles apartment.

Ursuline biology class goes high tech

Ursuline biology class goes high tech

Ursuline High School's biology classes are going high-tech this year, using some next-level technology to study the human body in a whole new way with an "Anatomage table."

Warren man sentenced for scalding, beating children

Warren man sentenced for scalding, beating children

A Warren man is going to prison for scalding a toddler with hot water and beating another five-year-old child with a belt.

Perdue recalls mislabeled chicken

Perdue recalls mislabeled chicken

Perdue Foods is recalling approximately 495 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Lordstown Mayor announces October meeting on trains blocking roads

Lordstown Mayor announces October meeting on trains blocking roads

The mayor of Lordstown says he plans to meet with an official from CSX next month to talk about stopped trains blocking traffic in the community.

Hubbard firefighter sentenced for pocketing cash

Hubbard firefighter sentenced for pocketing cash

A Hubbard volunteer firefighter has been sentenced for using his position as treasurer with the Eagle Joint Fire District to pocket payments for fire calls. Richard Wittkugle, who pleaded guilty to petty theft has already made restitution to the fire depa

Reward offered in death of woman struck by piece of tree

Reward offered in death of woman struck by piece of tree

A group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the death of a woman hit by a falling piece of tree at an Ohio state park. 

Over 3,600 Ohioans reach out to governor after mass shooting

Over 3,600 Ohioans reach out to governor after mass shooting

More than 3,600 people have written letters, emails and made phone calls to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the month following the deadly mass shooting in Dayton. 

Break sends water gushing over Brookfield street

Break sends water gushing over Brookfield street

What looked like a geyser erupting on a street corner just a few blocks from the Pennsylvania line brought police and firefighters out to a Brookfield neighborhood early Wednesday.

Democratic Presidential candidate coming to Kent State

Democratic Presidential candidate coming to Kent State

Democratic Presidential candidate will be speaking on Kent State's campus in September, according to the Kent State University College Democrats.

Greenwood Chevrolet gives Warren couple new Chevy Silverado

Greenwood Chevrolet gives Warren couple new Chevy Silverado

Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown presented the keys to an all-new Chevrolet Silverado to a Warren couple.

Lordstown High School celebrates Constitution Day

Lordstown High School celebrates Constitution Day

Lordstown High School hosted its annual Constitution Day celebration.

Police impound lot proposed in Warren

Police impound lot proposed in Warren

It's being pitched as a way to raise money for new police cruisers - but it has one Warren city council member very upset.

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

Deputies say South Carolina shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt

Goodbye, Three Mile Island: Remaining reactor shuts down

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Police: Suspect in Chicago bike attack shoots officer

Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobs

Trumbull Prosecutor refers Burroughs shooting to Dept. of Justice

Police: Men wearing 'IT' clown mask break in to Boardman gas station

Trumbull County groups release statement on BCI findings on fatal shooting of Matthew Burroughs

CDC predicts bad flu season

Former New Castle police officer federally charged with civil rights violation

Chevy recalls 93,000 Trax models over steering concern

Sweeney OT Report Scores

OVI checkpoint location announced for Boardman

Teen arrested after allegedly threatening to 'shoot up' Girard High School

Memorial for murdered Liberty woman stolen from Vienna golf course

Four sent to hospital after three-car crash in Youngstown

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Warren man charged with deadly fentanyl overdose

Free dental, eye, mammograms, exams at Covelli this weekend