Business

Port authority, airline will start mediation

YOUNGSTOWN — Mediation between the Western Reserve Port Authority and Aerodynamics Inc. is scheduled to begin today. The port authority, which runs the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, is looking to recoup $361,714 the board says it paid the airline, commonly known as ADI, to provide ...

Business briefs

Business briefs BENEFIT MANAGEMENT RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD: Benefit Management Services of Ohio, headquartered in Howland, received the 2016 Ohio Growth Association’s Client Service Award for the 16th consecutive year. The award is given to a member company that demonstrates a strong ...

Warren architect, protege honored by their peers

Bruce Sekanick cannot point to one building and say it’s his favorite. Each one, from the architect’s standpoint, is a project that offers its own unique challenges and rewards. But every one — Covelli Enterprises’ headquarters in Warren and the Cafaro Co.’s offices at the ...

Local bank stocks stand pat Thursday

Cortland Bancorp, which lost a dollar in trading earlier this week, stood pat at $18.25 for the second day in a row Thursday, while First Niles Financial again closed at $11 per share.

Area auto dealers see September sales hike

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Area automobile dealers reported an uptick in year-over-year sales for September. There were 5,056 new and used vehicles sold last month, up from 4,488 in September 2016, at dealerships in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, according to data from the ...

Strike continues at Windham facility

WINDHAM — Workers at HarbisonWalker International continued to strike Tuesday after the United Steelworkers International Union and USW Local 8565-03 rejected the company’s latest contract offer. Unionized workers had continued working under terms of their previous labor agreement that ...

Cruze sales up slightly

LORDSTOWN — Domestic sales of the Chevrolet Cruze advanced slightly last month, driven mostly by a surge in deliveries of the small car’s Mexican-made hatchbacks. There were 15,268 Cruzes sold across the country last month, according to figures General Motors released Tuesday. Of ...

Seven Seventeen merges with Credit Union One

WARREN — Seven Seventeen Credit Union has finalized its merger with Credit Union One, bank leaders announced. The merger, announced to credit union members in April, was completed Sunday, according to a news release from Seven Seventeen’s board of directors and management. ...

Local financial stocks mixed

After ending last weekend by gaining $1.25, Cortland Bancorp lost 94 cents on Monday to close at $18.31. First Niles Financial remained stagnant at $11 per share.

Business & labor at a glance

Business Briefs MCCTC FLOWER SHOP OPENS: The Flower Shop at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield, is open through the end of the month. The shop, run by MCCTC students, is open to the public 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Extended hours ...

Making scrap metal great again

HOUSTON — It isn’t easy to see a bright side to a hurricane’s destruction. But in the mountains of metal piling up in Dennis Laviage’s scrap yard, a sense of a silver lining emerges in the sheen of aluminum. The Dallas Morning News reports Laviage is better known as the scrap metal ...

Mexican auto worker wages stagnating

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary. “For us it is a dream to buy a Q5; ...

Divorce or separation could affect taxes

TAX TIP Internal Revenue Service Divorce or separation could could impact an individual’s taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service. If you pay alimony, you might be able to deduct those payments. If you are on the receiving end, you must include it in your income when you file ...

Local financial stocks end mixed

Cortland Bancorp, after losing 30 cents in trading earlier this week, surged in trading Friday, gaining $1.25 to close at $19.25 per share. First Niles Financial remained stagnant at $11 per share.

At Home moving to Eastwood Mall area

Tribune Chronicle NILES — A home decor retailer is bringing one of its superstores to the Eastwood Mall Complex. At Home, based in Plano, Texas, plans to move by the middle of next year into the 84,780-square-foot site occupied by Burlington, according to the Cafaro Co., owner of the ...

Local bank stocks finish mixed Thursday

Local financial stocks were mixed following trading Thursday. First Niles Financial stood pat to close at $11 per share, while Cortland Bancorp, which lost 15 cents the prior day, fell another 15 cents Thursday to close at $18 per share.

Rally’s Drive-In coming to Warren

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — The city will soon have a new Rally’s Drive-In restaurant. Warren’s building department last week approved plans that give South Street Investments / Keystone Trail of Cortland the OK to begin building the restaurant at 519 South St. SE. “I think it ...

Local bank stocks finish unchanged Tuesday

Local financial stocks were unchanged following Tuesday’s trading, with First Niles Financial, which jumped 50 cents the prior day, closing at $11 per share. Cortland Bancorp stood pat, for the second trading day in a row, to close at $18.15 per share.