- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a pipe-bomb-style explosion injured several people and damaged homes and vehicles in a northeast Ohio village.

The Vindicator (https://bit.ly/1CL2zNh ) in Youngstown reports a make-shift cannon was set off and exploded late Saturday night in the nearby village of Lowellville, near the Pennsylvania state line.

Investigators said three people were hurt, though the extent of those injuries wasn’t clear. One man needed stitches for a leg wound.

The local fire chief says the blast endangered an area that spanned about half a block, with shrapnel shattering windows and damaging some homes and vehicles.

No one had been charged in the case by Sunday.

The blast remains under investigation by local police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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


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