Business

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.

Business Brief

• 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.

Bancorp and First Niles stock results mixed

Cortland Bancorp slipped in trading Thursday, losing 40 cents to close at $24.60 per share. First Niles Financial saw no change, closing at $9.36 per share.

YBI awarded federal funds for 3-D printing

YOUNGSTOWN—The Youngstown Business Incubator was awarded $185,000 Thursday from the Appalachian Regional Commission to bolster its 3-D printing software and equipment. The incubator promotes collaborative partnerships that create long-term employment opportunities in information ...

Cortland Bancorp continues climb

Cortland Bancorp continued its upward trend on Tuesday, gaining an additional quarter on top of the 15 cents it gained on Monday to close at $25 per share. First Niles Financial saw no change, closing at $9.36 per share.

Real estate merger to take effect today

WARREN — Today marks a new beginning for Northwood Realty Services as it formally merges with Pittsburgh-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty. Steve Ferrebee, sales manager at Northwood’s Howland office, said the acquisition of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The ...

Hollywood Gaming sees uptick in bets

AUSTINTOWN — Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course last month outpaced wagering on its video lottery terminals from last year. Last month, the Austintown facility saw $102.1 million in credits played, up about $3 million over the same month last year when there were $99.1 ...

Local stocks mixed

Cortland Bancorp started the week on a positive note, gaining 15 cents in trading Monday to close at $24.75 per share. First Niles Financial saw no change, closing at $9.36 per share.

Business Briefs

• BURGAN REAL ESTATE ADDS AUCTIONS: Burgan Real Estate, a Youngstown-based real estate company, has launched Burgan Auctions, a new company that will conduct auctions for consumer or court-appointed listings in the area. The company will offer comprehensive moving services, including repairs ...

Ford assembles 10 millionth Mustang

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations Wednesday at the automaker’s headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made. A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking ...

Local stocks stand pat

Local bank stocks ended the week with no movement in trading Friday. Cortland Bancorp closed at $24.60 per share and First Niles Financial closed at $9.36 per share. Tribune Chronicle

Local stocks stand pat

After losing 80 cents earlier in the week, Cortland Bancorp held steady in trading Wednesday to close at $24.60 per share. First Niles Financial, which lost 44 cents in trading Tuesday, held steady Wednesday to close at $9.36 per share.

Business Briefs

• BANK SUPPORTS MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Chemical Bank presented a $5,000 check to the Youngstown Business Incubator on July 24 for its Minority Business Assistance Center. The center serves small, minority and disadvantaged businesses in a variety of ways, including through ...

Fast food evolves around McDonald’s iconic sandwich

NEW YORK — McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it isn’t changing the makings of its most famous burger. The company is celebrating the 1968 national launch in the Pittsburgh area of the double-decker sandwich whose ingredients of “two all-beef ...