Business and labor at a glance

Dominion rates up slightly WARREN — September rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 0.1 percent higher than a year ago. The minimal change in rates is attributable to the abundance of natural gas being produced in Ohio, company leaders ...

Local bank stocks end trading mixed

Cortland Bancorp gained 25 cents Monday to close trading at $25.75 per share. First Niles Financial remained the same at $9.36 per share.

Business briefs

• CHAMBER TO HOST CORDRAY: The Regional Chamber will welcome Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray to its Lattes and Legislators series from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at YBI Tech Block Building No. 5. Register on the Regional Chamber’s website at ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Cortland Bancorp, which lost 26 cents in trading Wednesday regained the 26 on Friday to close at $25.50 per share. First Niles Financial, which dropped 14 cents per share Thursday, was unchanged on Friday, remaining at $9.36 a share.

Mixed results for local bank stocks

After remaining steady for nearly two weeks, First Niles Financial’s stock dipped slightly Thursday, falling 14 cents a share to close at $9.36. Cortland Bancorp, which lost 26 cents in trading Wednesday, held steady Thursday to close at $25.24 per share.

Local auto sales mixed in August

WARREN — Area automobile dealers reported a decline in year-over-year sales of new and used vehicles for August. Last month, there were 2,241 used vehicles sold at dealerships in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. That is just more than the 2,201 used vehicles sold the same month ...

Mixed results for bank stocks

Cortland Bancorp shares dipped slightly in trading Wednesday, falling 26 cents to close at $25.24 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.50 per share.

Local bank stocks mixed

After the holiday weekend, Cortland Bancorp surged in trading Tuesday to gain $1.15 and close at $25.50 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.50 per share.

Business briefs

• DOMINION WINS SAFETY AWARD: Dominion Energy Ohio has been awarded the American Gas Association’s Safety Achievement Award for the lowest safety incident rate for the fourth time in the past 10 years. Dominion Energy Ohio, which employs 1,700 employees, had only six safety incidents last ...

Local stocks yield mixed results

Cortland Bancorp, which gained 55 cents in trading Thursday, lost its gain plus an additional dime in trading Friday to close at $24.35 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.50 per share. The stock market will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday and will reopen ...

Chamber welcomes SBA boss to the Valley

BOARDMAN — Attendees at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s annual “Salute to Business” at Mr. Anthony’s on Thursday morning celebrated the impact small business has on the Mahoning Valley while learning how such businesses are being represented in the nation’s capital. Linda ...

Bank stocks yield mixed results

After holding steady four days in a row, Cortland Bancorp rose 55 cents in trading Thursday to close at $25 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.50 per share.

Chamber lauds business leaders

BOARDMAN — Five local business leaders were honored by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber at Thursday’s “Salute to Business” event. Ryan Behenna, vice president of operations, melt and mill operations at Weathersfield-based Arconic Engineered Structures, received the Business ...

Local bank stocks remain stagnant

Cortland Bancorp and First Niles Financial closed trading Monday the same as they did Friday, at $24.45 and $9.50 per share, respectively.

Area unemployment rates fall from year-to-year

WARREN — Area unemployment rates for July dipped below where they were the same month last year. The unemployment rate in the statistical area comprising Trumbull and Mahoning counties was 6.4 percent in July compared to 8.2 last July, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family ...

Business Briefs

• LIBERTY TAX TO OFFER FREE CLASSES: The Leavittsburg location of Liberty Tax Service, 2919 state Route 5, is offering a 10-week, tuition-free course for tax preparers and self-filers to understand the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Registration is open now for the course, which will begin Sept. ...

Local bank stocks mixed on Tuesday

After losing 15 cents in trading Monday, Cortland Bancorp regained it and added another 20 cents in trading Tuesday to close at $24.65 per share. First Niles Financial held steady to close at $9.50 per share after gaining 12 cents on Monday.

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• Jason Durica, Allstate exclusive agency owner from Cortland, donated $19,000 to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. The funds will assist the mission in providing food, shelter, clothing and overnight provisions. Durica and his Allstate team also volunteered in the mission’s ...

Sowing seeds of dissension

NEW YORK — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in ...

Local bank stocks stand pat

Cortland Bancorp ended the week with no change in its stock price, closing at $24.60 per share. First Niles Financial also saw no change, closing at $9.36 per share.