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Club expands flying lessons

VIENNA — T&G Flying Club is expanding to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The Cleveland-based club, which has 25 airplanes in northeast Ohio, is offering flying lessons at the local airfield in Vienna, local airport officials announced. Lessons are available for individuals ...

Local bank stocks stand steady

After climbing 20 cents the previous day, Cortland Bancorp stood pat in Tuesday’strading to close at $18.75 per share, while First Niles Financial continued its nearly three-week trend of standing pat at $9.67 per share.

Valley auto sales climb in May

WARREN — Area auto sales rose more than 15 percent in May compared to the same month last year. Last month, 5,206 new and used vehicles were sold in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. That compares to ...

Staples plans to close Boardman store in July

BOARDMAN — Staples said it plans to close its Boardman store July 8, but stores in Niles and in Hermitage, Pa., will stay open, a company spokesman said Monday. Closing the store on Doral Drive is part of company’s effort “to right-size” its retail footprint, according to the ...

Local gas prices are up

WARREN — Although local gas prices crept up last week, they still remained lower than they were a year ago at this time. In the Youngstown-Warren area on Monday, the average price of a regular gallon of gasoline was about $2.27, up 3 cents compared to May 29 and the same time last month, ...

Local bank stocks mixed; Niles pat

Cortland Cortland Bancorp rose 20 cents in Monday’s trading to close at $18.75 per share. First Niles Financial continued its two-week trend of standing pat at $9.67 per share.

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Rick Uhl with Woodford Excavating of Braceville walks back to his excavator as demolition continues on the former Four Seasons Car Wash along Elm Road in Bazetta where construction of a new ALDI store is scheduled to begin June 23.

New grocery store to replace old Four Seasons Car Wash

BAZETTA — If you’re an avid ALDI shopper, you might want to stockpile those quarters. A new ALDI store will soon start taking shape at 2120 Elm Road NE in Bazetta — the longtime location of the former Four Seasons Car Wash near Walmart Super Center. Ted Webb, township trustee, said ...

Home Savings names 2 to wealth management

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Home Savings has expanded its services and added a new wealth management team with its acquisition of Premier Bank & Trust in January. Karen Cohen, a certified public accountant and tax consultant, joined Home Savings as a vice president and trust ...

Local bank stocks finish mixed in Friday trading

After climbing 28 cents earlier in the week, Cortland Bancorp fell 45 cents in trading on Friday to close at $18.55 per share. First Niles Financial continued its trend of standing pat at $9.67 per share for the 10th day in a row.

Farmers names Wenick chief wealth management officer

CANFIELD — Mark J. Wenick has been named Farmers National Bank’s chief wealth management officer, the company announced Thursday. In the newly created position, Wenick oversees wealth management services the bank and its affiliates provide. This includes managing and leading the ...

Local bank stocks have mixed results

Cortland Bancorp continued its upward climb, gaining 25 cents in trading Thursday on top of the 3 cents it gained Wednesday to close at $19 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.67 per share.

Mercy Health-Youngstown names Seminaro as CFO

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Mercy Health-Youngstown has named a new chief financial officer. Anthony Seminaro joined the organization last month, according to a news release from the health system. As CFO, he will serve as the key steward of the health system’s financial and ...

Vallourec focuses on Safety Day

YOUNGSTOWN — Ricky Rollins challenged the hundreds of Vallourec Star workers he spoke to Tuesday to recall what their production numbers were last year, last month and last week. “You won’t remember those numbers,” the Indiana man said. “But you will always remember that day when ...

Business briefs

ST. JOE’S WOUND CARE RECOGNIZED: St. Joseph Warren Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program has been recognized by Healogics, a national wound care management company, with its Center of Distinction Award. The award, which the St. Joseph Warren Hospital program also earned in ...

A vision to serve

BAZETTA — Jeff Stosik knows first-hand the difference having the right tool can make for someone who is visually impaired. Stosik, 63, of Howland, was born with Kalnienk vision, also known as tunnel vision, or the loss of peripheral vision. “I’ve learned a lot over the years ...

State launches initiative to help businesses stay safer

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Public Safety has launched a new effort to help keep businesses safer. The My Safer Ohio Business clearinghouse, established in partnership with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, provides businesses with resources and information that can be used to ...

Businesses hiring find vets are dedicated and capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. “When you say, ‘I need you to do this right now,’ they get it done and get it done well,” says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government ...

Local bank stocks finish Friday mixed

In Friday’s trading, Cortland Bancorp added another 8 cents to its 14-cent gain the prior day to close at $18.72 a share. However, First Niles Financial stood pat for a fourth day to close at $9.67 a share.

Farmers Trust Co. names Dastoli as new president

Tribune Chronicle CANFIELD — Farmers Trust Co. will have a new president starting Thursday. David Dastoli will lead the company’s operations, services and management of more than $1 billion in trust assets for clients throughout a nine-county footprint in northeast Ohio and western ...

Diane Sauer Chevrolet wins award

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — General Motors and Chevrolet have recognized Diane Sauer Chevrolet with the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award. The award is presented to Chevrolet dealers from across the country who achieve outstanding sales performance and customer satisfaction, according to a ...