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Tiny-house solution met by opposition

DES MOINES, Iowa — As he tows a 96-square-foot house around Des Moines, Joe Stevens is overwhelmed by the intense, sometimes tearful support he receives from churches, schools and service groups for his plan to use the trendy little structures to help homeless people. But when Stevens ...

Seasonal jobs leading to other opportunities

NEW YORK — Every fall, the staff count at Fun.com swells from 150 to as high as 2,000, as the online retailer fills orders for Halloween costumes and decor. The company offers its seasonal staff at the warehouse in North Mankato, Minnesota, an incentive to perform well — those who do will ...

Avoid the tax bill with a checkup

As the end of the year approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to consider a tax withholding checkup. When taxpayers take a close look to make sure the right amount of tax is withheld now, they can avoid an unexpected tax bill next year. Here are five examples of ...

Trumbull home sales down during October

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — After making gains two months in a row, home sales in Trumbull County took a hit in October with a 4.6 percent drop from the same month last year. There were 188 closed sales in the county last month, down from 197 in October 2016, according to the Warren Area ...

Flying HIGH receives $4 million from Labor Dept.

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Flying HIGH Inc. has received $4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor’s TechHire Initiative to implement the Mahoning Valley Partnership for Employment project. Jeffrey M. Magada, Flying High’s executive director, said the organization was the only ...

ArcelorMittal to award STEM grants

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Schools in areas near many ArcelorMittal USA facilities have an opportunity to expand their science, technology, engineering and math education programs through a grant supported by the steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal, which has a plant in Warren, has ...

Local financial stocks end mixed Friday

Cortland Bancorp, after adding 10 cents earlier in the week, stood pat for a second day in a row in Friday’s trading to close at $18.95 per share. First Niles Financial, which started the week with a 50-cent loss, regained 5 cents to close at $10.55 per share.

Toyota Volvo of Warren officially opens new home

Tribune Chronicle NILES — The owners of Toyota Volvo of Warren said their new showroom was built with customers and employees in mind. They, along with local officials and regional Toyota leaders, gathered Thursday for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open the dealership’s ...

First Niles declares dividend of 5 cents

NILES — First Niles Financial Inc., the parent company of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, announced a cash dividend of 5 cents per share on common stock and 6 cents per share on preferred class A stock for the fourth quarter of 2017. The dividend will be payable Dec. 22 ...

No change in bank stocks after Thursday trading

Local financial stocks stabilized in Thursday’s trading. Cortland Bancorp, after adding 10 cents earlier in the week, stood pat to close at $18.95 per share. First Niles Financial, which started the week with a 50-cent loss, remained unchanged a second day in a row to close at $10.50 per share.

Chemical names Valley regional president

YOUNGSTOWN — Chemical Bank has named a lifelong area resident as its new Mahoning Valley regional president. Michael Schrock of Canfield also will maintain a key role with the company’s human resources team, according to Dan Terpsma, executive vice president / director of commercial ...

Arconic, Airbus partner to advance 3-D printing

WEATHERSFIELD — Arconic has made a multi-year cooperative research agreement with Airbus that the two companies said will advance metal 3-D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Under the agreement announced Wednesday at the Formnext additive and advanced manufacturing conference in ...

Niles bank celebrates 120 years in community

NILES — Home Federal Savings and Loan is celebrating 120 years in business with an open house 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The bank, at 55 N. Main St., Niles, will offer refreshments throughout the day to customers and other members of the public. The bank’s staff will be on hand to ...

Local bank stocks have mixed results

Local financial stocks were mixed following Wednesday’s trading. Cortland Bancorp added another 9 cents to the penny it gained the prior day to close at $18.95 per share. First Niles Financial, which lost 50 cents earlier in the week, stood pat for a second day in a row to close at $10.50 per ...

Local gas prices down despite national jump

WARREN — Although the average fuel price across the country jumped this week, locally the cost of a regular gallon of gasoline decreased. In the Warren-Youngstown area on Tuesday, consumers paid an average of $2.51 for a gallon of gas, according to national auto club AAA. That compares ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Local financial stocks were mixed following Tuesday’s trading. Cortland Bancorp gained a penny to close at $18.86 per share. First Niles Financial, which lost 50 cents the prior day, stood pat to close at $10.50 per share.

Local financial stocks close mixed Monday

Local financial stocks were mixed following Monday’s trading. While Cortland Bancorp stood pat to close at $18.85 per share, First Niles Financial lost 50 cents to close $10.50 per share.

Business briefs

WARREN INDUSTRIAL ACQUIRES EVERETT INDUSTRIES: Warren Industrial Group LLC, through its Everett Industries LLC subsidiary, has acquired the operating business assets of Everett Industries Inc., an industrial saw manufacturer that has operated in Warren since 1962. The newly acquired Everett ...

ALDI shoppers like grocer changes

Georgia Hoskin doesn’t mind giving up a quarter for the hour or so she spends inside an area ALDI store at least once per week. The Vienna woman, who has been a regular ALDI shopper for years, said she has become “even more of an avid fan” since the discount grocery chain stepped up ...

Valley auto dealers report rise in Oct. sales

WARREN — Area automobile dealers reported an increase in year-over-year sales for October. There were 4,844 new and used vehicles sold last month, up from 4,464 in October 2016, at dealerships in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties, according to data from the Greater Cleveland ...