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Vallourec reports earnings increase in third quarter

YOUNGSTOWN — Vallourec, the parent company of Vallourec Star and VAM USA in Youngstown, attributed an earnings increase in its third quarter of the year to higher oil and gas revenue in the United States. The France-based company reported earnings of $10.5 million during the quarter that ...

Racino posted best October for wagering

AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked its highest October for wagering on its video lottery terminals since the local facility opened in 2014. Last month, the Austintown facility saw $93.56 million in credits played, up about $5.5 million over the same month ...

No change in local bank stocks

Local bank stocks remained unchanged following Tuesday’s trading, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $18.80 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $11 per share.

Local gas prices up as demand increases

WARREN — Area gas prices Monday averaged a jump of about 17 cents over where they were the same day last week. At least part of that increase, also seen nationally and statewide, can be attributed to recent demand, according to the Energy Information Administration, which reported that ...

Dominion’s Standard Choice rates lower than last month

WARREN — November rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 7.5 percent lower than they were last month. Effective Nov. 10, the SCO / SSO rates will be $2.752 per thousand cubic feet (mcf). That is 22.2 cents lower than October rates of $2.974 per ...

Local bank stocks steady

Local bank stocks were unchanged after Monday’s trading, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $18.80 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $11 per share.

‘Once-in-a-generation’ leader’s tenure is coming to a close

A typical work day for Tom Humphries, now in his 70s, has him sitting in on several conference calls, possibly attending a breakfast meeting and likely discussing potential growth options with any number of company leaders — and that’s all before noon. Working a 12-hour day translates ...

‘Once-in-a-generation’ leader’s tenure at Chamber coming to a close

YOUNGSTOWN — A typical work day for Tom Humphries, now in his 70s, has him sitting in on several conference calls, possibly attending a breakfast meeting and likely discussing potential growth options with any number of company leaders — and that’s all before noon. Working a 12-hour ...

N.H. doctor trying to regain license

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Holding manila folders filled with pages of her handwritten reports, Dr. Anna Konopka insisted her system for keeping track of her patients’ medical conditions and various prescriptions works fine. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine disagrees. It is ...

E-File to close on Nov. 18 for 2016

Internal Revenue Service Taxpayers, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2016 tax return electronically have until Nov. 18 to do so. The Internal Revenue Service said filing paper tax returns will remain available after that date. IRS Modernized e-file, the system that ...

Local bank stocks steady

After gaining 5 cents in the prior day’s trading, Cortland Bancorp stood pat Friday to close at $18.80 per share. First Niles Financial again remained unchanged to close at $11 per share.

Austintown Kmart is on latest list of closings

AUSTINTOWN — The Kmart in Austintown is among the latest closures for the troubled company. Sears Holding Co. announced Thursday that it would be closing another 45 Kmart and 18 Sears locations. The list of closures included several Ohio and Pennsylvania stores, although the Austintown ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp, which has held steady all week, gained a nickel in trading Thursday to close at $18.80 per share. First Niles Financial again remained unchanged to close at $11 per share.

Local bank stocks unchanged in Monday trading

Cortland Bancorp, which gained 75 cents in trading last week, stood pat on Monday to close at $18.75 per share. First Niles Financial continued its six-day trend to again close at $11 per share.

Business news briefs

• FALLS ELECTRIC SUPERINTENDENT RECEIVES STATE HONOR: Bill George, Newton Falls electric superintendent, was honored for his service to American Municipal Power Board of Trustees in September at the annual conference of the AMP and the Ohio Municipal Association in Columbus. George was also ...

Life after Allegiant leaves airport in January

VIENNA — Several nights a week, the restaurant inside the terminal at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is packed with customers waiting for flights. Business is good now, said Linda Stabile, who 11 years ago opened Mikee’s Restaurant at the local airport in Vienna. But that ...

Apostolakis to welcome Honda Accord’s 10th gen

Tribune Chronicle BAZETTA — The Honda Accord’s 10th generation has rolled into Apostolakis. The 2018 model is new from the ground up and features what the automaker says is a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design, two all-new, high-torque direct ...