The latest from the 21 Newsroom

 
Some people were jarred from their sleep early Thursday by an explosion that shook homes in parts of the Valley.
 

Head-on crash shuts down major Boardman intersection

 
Market Street at Route 224 in Boardman was shut down early Thursday as police investigate a reported head-on crash.
 

Youngstown Police investigate deadly Southside shooting

 
Youngstown police were on the scene of a reported shooting incident before sunrise Thursday.
 

Leavittsburg man convicted for road rage incident awaits sentencing in child pornography case

 
James Harper, 44, pleaded guilty to two counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and a count of pandering obscenity.
 

VIDEO: Woman suing Brookfield Police Department after allegedly being slammed by officer

 
During the booking process, Dean allegedly shoved Miller to the ground "in a martial arts style throw," knocking her out.
 

Episcopal Bishop from Sharon writes letter on murder of transgender teenager

 
Bishop Rowe wrote about the hate against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity saying that Christians must stand against the bigotry, hatred and murderous violence directed at them.
 

Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly in eight states

 

The Biden administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to help restart or expand electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly sites in eight states, including the presidential battlegrounds of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Biden looks to union leaders for support as he seeks to reassure worried Democrats

 
Facing pressure from within his own party to abandon his reelection campaign, President Joe Biden is relying on labor unions to help make the case that his record in office matters more than his age.
 

Mahoning County Building Department in need of document before Realty Building demolition

 

At Wednesday's close of business, the County Building Inspector had not received all the necessary documents to initiate the demolition. So whether the demolition process begins on Thursday is yet to be seen.
 

Unanimous vote places Canfield school improvement levy on November ballot

 
The school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to put the 3.7 mill levy on the ballot.
 

Warren approves use of Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas

 
Warren City Council voted to allow a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA, on weekends and some holidays.
 

USPS postal rate increased again this year

 
U.S. Postal Service stamp rates are increasing for the second time this year.
 

Ohio sales tax holiday extended to last 10 days, more items exempt from tax

 
In addition to the extended length of the tax holiday, many more items other than school supplies and clothing will be free of sales tax including sporting goods, electronic devices, internet sales and even meals eaten at restaurants.
 

Some Thursday comfort before the heat builds back

 
Morning clouds will give way to increasing afternoon sun Thursday.