Business

School to host aviation open house Saturday

VIENNA — The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will host an open house 11 a.m. Saturday at its campus at 1453 Youngstown Kingsville Road NE. The event is in response to a surge in demand for qualified aeronautics professionals, according to PIA. The event will allow prospective students ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp lost 30 cents in trading Thursday to close at $20.95 per share, while First Niles Financial gained a dime, closing at $9.80 per share.

Austintown health fair offers screenings, tests

AUSTINTOWN — Dozens of vendors provided free health screenings and information to community members as part of Continuing Healthcare Solutions’ health fair Wednesday at the Hollywood Gaming Casino in Austintown. Continuing Healthcare Solutions operates skilled nursing and assisted-living ...

TBEIC to hold Founders Exchange event Monday

WARREN — The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center will hold a Founders Exchange event 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Modern Methods Brewing Co. in Warren. The event will feature Candys Mayo, founder of Quinn Engineering and Employment Network, a woman-owned computer-aided drafting and engineering / ...

Port Authority renews union contract

VIENNA — The Western Reserve Port Authority on Wednesday renewed its union contract with four airport support workers. The AFSCME-represented employees perform maintenance, cut grass and remove snow, among other responsibilities. There were no changes in benefits or wages under the new ...

Local bank stocks stand pat

Local bank stocks were flat in trading Wednesday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $21.25 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $9.70 per share.

Trumbull County sees upswing in home sales

WARREN — Home sales last month in Trumbull County were up slightly over April 2017. There were 184 closed sales countywide last month, up from 179 in April 2017, according to the Warren Area Board of Realtors. In March, there were 157 closed sales in the county, down 16 percent from the ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp lost most of the 27 cents it had gained Monday, closing at $21.25 in trading Tuesday. First Niles Financial held steady for the second day in a row, closing at $9.70 per share.

Business briefs

• HOME SAVINGS MAKES TWO DONATIONS: Home Savings recently donated a check for $2,000 to Interfaith Home Maintenance Service, Inc., which provides emergency or necessary home repairs for low-income home owners. The bank also presented a $5,000 check to the A Special Wish Foundation — Upper ...

Local bank stocks mixed; Cortland Bancorp falls

After holding steady Wednesday following a 40-cent drop Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp lost another 40 cents in trading Thursday to close at $21.20 per share. First Niles Financial held steady for the second day in a row to close at $9.70 per share.

Local businesswoman speaks at KSU-Trumbull graduation

CHAMPION — Kent State University at Trumbull has named Diane Sauer its spring commencement speaker. Sauer, president and owner of Diane Sauer Chevrolet, Inc., of Warren, has over 40 years of experience in the auto industry, purchasing her own dealership in 2003. The commencement will ...

Local bank stocks mixed on Thursday

After holding steady Wednesday following a 40-cent drop Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp lost another 40 cents in trading Thursday to close at $21.20 per share. First Niles Financial held steady for the second day in a row to close at $9.70 per share.

Port talks development of land, new projects

WARREN — Members of the Western Reserve Port Authority met Wednesday morning to discuss both economic development and aviation matters. During the economic development meeting, John Moliterno, executive director of the Port Authority, spoke about the potential of turning the vacant ...

Local bank stocks stabilize

After losing 40 cents in trading Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp held steady Wednesday to close at $21.60. First Niles Financial, which lost 80 cents in trading Tuesday, also held steady Wednesday to close at $9.70 per share.

Racino posts strong numbers in April

AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked its highest April for wagering on its video lottery terminals (VLTs) since the local facility opened in 2014. Last month, the Austintown facility saw $103.3 million in credits played, up about $6.7 million over the same ...

Local bank stocks tumble

Cortland Bancorp continued its downward slide in trading Tuesday, losing 40 cents per share to close at $21.60. First Niles Financial lost 80 cents per share, closing at $9.70.

Local bank stocks mixed

After holding steady for three days last week, Cortland Bancorp lost a quarter in trading Monday to close at $22 per share. First Niles Financial held steady to close at $10.50 per share.

Business briefs

• PACKARD MUSEUM HOLDS SEMINAR: The National Packard Museum will hold a seminar titled “The Packards of Ohio: Pioneers of Transportation” at 12 p.m. May 12. The lecture is part of the “Coffee & Donuts” series and is free with paid admission to the museum. Admission to the museum ...

Mercy Health Foundation to honor health advocates

BOARDMAN — The Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley will recognize three advocates who have increased access to health care in the area. The event will be noon Wednesday at Boardman Park-Lariccia Community Center in Boardman. Dr. Chander Kohli, a local neurosurgeon, will receive the ...