Local bank stocks stay steady

Local financial stocks were unchanged following trading Friday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $20.50 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $11.15 per share. The stock market is closed Monday for the holiday but will reopen Tuesday morning.

Local bank stocks stay put

Local financial stocks were unchanged following trading Thursday, with Cortland Bancorp and First Niles Financial closing at $20.50 and $11.15 per share, respectively.

Warren, Youngstown tie for highest Nov. unemployment

WARREN — Although unemployment in the area improved slightly last month compared to where it was in November 2016, the Valley’s two largest cities tied for the highest jobless rates among those across the state. Warren and Youngstown each posted unemployment rates of 6.9 percent last ...

Local bank stocks finish mixed Wednesday

Cortland Bancorp regained the 5 cents it lost in trading the prior day to close Wednesday at $20.50 per share. First Niles Financial, after climbing 15 cents the prior day, stood pat to close at $11.15 per share.

Area gasoline prices rise amid high demand

WARREN — Heading into the final week of the year, consumers are being met with increased gas prices at their local fuel pumps. In the Warren-Youngstown area on Tuesday, the cost of a regular gallon of gasoline averaged $2.37, according to AAA. That’s up from $2.26 the same day last ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Following the long holiday weekend, First Niles Financial gained 15 cents in trading Tuesday to close at $11.15 per share. However, Cortland Bancorp fell 5 cents to close at $20.45 per share.

Malls remodel to boost traffic

Visiting the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles isn’t quite what it used to be for the local shopping center’s loyal shoppers. Twenty years ago, when you walked into the local shopping center, you could expect to see the typical big-chain retail stores, a food court and a number of specialty ...

Local bank stocks end mixed

After remaining flat several days, First Niles Financial gained 40 cents in trading Friday to close at $11 per share. However, after rising and falling earlier in the week, Cortland Bancorp stabilized and for a second consecutive trading day closed at $20.50 per share.

Helping Families set for annual Christmas dinner

HOLIDAY EVENT: The 29th annual Families Helping Families annual Christmas dinner will be 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Aulizio’s Banquet Center, 4395 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. The dinner feeds hundreds of people each year. Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka organized the first Families ...

Local bank stocks mixed

After trending up earlier this week, Cortland Bancorp fell 50 cents in trading Thursday to close at $20.50 per share. First Niles Financial again stood pat to close at $10.95 per share.

Port authority renews pact with consultant

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority Wednesday renewed its contract with the consulting agency that has been working with local airport officials to secure new commercial flight service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The port authority, which runs the local airport in ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp continued its upward climb in trading Wednesday, adding another 75 cents to the quarter it gained Tuesday to close at $21 per share. First Niles Financial stood pat to close at $10.95 per share.

Firm acquires nursing home

Tribune Chronicle NEWTON FALLS — Laurie Ann Nursing Home has been acquired by a housing, health care and property management company based in Sharon Center. Holland Management, a family-owned, multi-faceted organization, includes senior apartments, assisted living, rehabilitative ...

Allegiant executive VP resigns

Tribune Chronicle VIENNA — Allegiant Travel Co. announced Monday that one of its executive vice presidents has resigned. Scott Allard, who also serves as the Las Vegas-based carrier’s chief information officer, has been with Allegiant since 2011 and has overseen the company’s ...

Chamber to maintain offices in Youngstown

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber plans to maintain its offices at the First National Bank Tower. Chamber leaders announced Monday that, after six months of exploring various leasing and building options in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, they have ...

Local bank stocks end mixed

Cortland Bancorp gained 25 cents in Tuesday’s trading to close at $20.25 per share. After losing 5 cents the prior day, First Niles Financial stood pat at $10.95 per share.

Hollywood Gaming owner buys Pinnacle for $2.8B

Staff, wire reports Pinnacle Entertainment is being snapped up by Penn National in a deal worth about $2.8 billion as the gaming industry seeks to diversify and cut costs at the same time. Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, ...

Local banks’ stocks finish mixed Monday

Cortland Bancorp was unchanged over the weekend, closing Monday at $20 per share. However, after standing pat more than a week, First Niles Financial fell 5 cents to close at $10.95 per share.

Drivers expected to increase

WARREN — Americans are expected to travel in record numbers over the year-end holiday season despite this year’s increased gas prices. Some 107.3 million people, according to AAA projections, will travel between Saturday and Jan. 1, marking a 3.1 percent increase when compared to last ...