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No change in local bank stocks

After losing 15 cents in trading the prior day, Cortland Bancorp stood pat Friday to close at $18.60 a share. First Niles Financial remained at $9.67 a share, where it has stood for the past month.

042817...R VASILIO 1...Cortland...04-28-17...Brothers from left, George Tambures, Kris Tambures and Paul Tambures with father Chris Tambures outside their restaurant...by R. Michael Semple

Business of being dad

Early on, Buzz Matheson taught his children not to look at their watches while working. “He said ‘The more you look at your watch, the more you worry about time and the quality of your work suffers,’” explained Jesse Matheson. “You realize when you have a business that sometimes ...

Housing shortage hikes prices

By ALEX VEIGA The Associated Press A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and pushing up rents as more people are forced to remain tenants. The trend is pressuring ...

Trumbull County home sales rise 14.6 percent during May

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Home sales in Trumbull County increased 14.6 percent in May compared to the same month last year. There were 227 closed sales in the county in May, up from 198 the same month the prior year, according to the Warren Area Board of Realtors. Year over year, ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp lost 15 cents in trading Thursday to close at $18.60 per share, while First Niles Financial remained at $9.67 per share, where it has stood for nearly four weeks.

New chief named at Trumbull Memorial

WARREN — John P. Walsh, who was named Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s chief executive officer in 2013, has left the local health care facility and taken over the top executive post at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon previously held by his successor. Walsh became Affinity’s CEO June 5, ...

No change in local bank stocks

After falling 2 cents in the prior day’s trading, Cortland Bancorp stood pat to close Tuesday at $18.73 per share, while First Niles Financial continued its three-week-plus trend of holding steady at $9.67 per share.

Local bank stocks mixed; Niles steady

After four trading days of standing pat, Cortland Bancorp fell 2 cents in Monday’s trading to close at $18.73 per share, while First Niles Financial continued its three-week-plus trend of holding steady at $9.67 per share.

Business Briefs

BURGAN PARTNERS WITH 898: Canfield-based 898 Marketing announced its new marketing partnership with local real estate company Burgan Real Estate. The partnership calls for 898 to develop a communications and marketing plan for the 40-year-old company that expands its home listings, promotes ...

Tribune Chronicle / Virginia Shank 
Bill Peto of Hermitage, Pa., a quality assurance technician at Laird Technologies’ manufacturing plant in Warren, explains how this Transport Locomotive Control Unit will help save space at production plants, steel mills and other industrial facilities. Laird recently launched the new product.

Laird says new product is a ‘game changer’

WARREN — Imagine three large boxes filled with the wires and components you need to complete your daily on-the-job responsibilities. Now, consider the task of trying to fit all of those parts into a single container, no bigger than the largest of the boxes you already have. “That’s ...

Local bank stocks unchanged

For the fourth consecutive day, Cortland Bancorp stood pat in Friday’s trading to close at $18.75 per share, while First Niles Financial continued its three-week trend of holding steady at $9.67 per share.

Hollywood Gaming marks second-best wager month

Tribune Chronicle AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course last month marked its second highest for wagering on its video lottery terminals since the local facility opened in September 2014. In May, the Austintown facility saw $98.60 million in credits played, up ...

Local bank stocks remain flat

For the third consecutive day, Cortland Bancorp stood pat in Thursday’s trading to close at $18.75 per share, while First Niles Financial continued its three-week trend of holding steady at $9.67 per share.

Chamber opposes aid to FirstEnergy

WARREN — The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors said it opposes a proposal to create a program that would help keep FirstEnergy nuclear power plants operating while increasing customers’ electric rates. The Zero Emissions Nuclear Resource program, commonly ...

No change in local bank stocks

For the second day in a row, Cortland Bancorp remained unchanged in Wednesday’s trading to close at $18.75 per share, while First Niles Financial continued its three-week trend of standing pat at $9.67 per share.

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, ...