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Giant Eagle recalls paninis

Tribune ChronicleFor the second time within a week, Giant Eagle issued a food recall.The company on Tuesday voluntarily recalled all of its brand Little Italy Paninis because of an undeclared egg allergen. Last week, the company voluntarily recalled its brand of seasonal cutout cookies because ...

Unemployment rates drop in Valley

WARREN - Local unemployment rates dropped in February compared to where they were last year at the same time.In Warren, the jobless rate was 7.7 last month, compared to 10 percent in February 2014, according to information released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Tuesday. ...

Local financial stocks mixed

Area financial stocks showed mixed returns on Tuesday. First Niles Financial stayed at $8.52 a share at closing; however, Cortland Bancorp dropped 10 cents from $15.60 a share on Monday to $15.50 a share at close on Tuesday.

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Former port authority director DeLeon diesFuneral services for the former executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, Rose Ann DeLeon, were held Thursday in Parma.DeLeon died March 14 in Cleveland after a long illness. She was 60.DeLeon, who was living in the Cleveland area, was ...

Fixing Financials

For more than a year, Carolyn Petaccio wrote letter after letter.She made countless phone calls and, at times, she said, it seemed like she was spending more time communicating with employees of the nation's three major credit firms than she was with many of her relatives or friends."It was one ...

Keep health insurance documents in reach

Gathering documents and maintaining well-organized records make it easier for taxpayers to prepare their tax returns.This paperwork can also provide answers if the IRS wants more information.Although taxpayers do not need to send the IRS proof of health coverage, they should keep any ...

Ohio reports 5.1 percent unemployment for February

COLUMBUS (AP) - The state says Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February, unchanged from the previous two months.Friday's report from the state's Department of Job and Family Services shows Ohio had 291,000 unemployed workers in February, down about 2,000 from January. Ohio's ...

Hospitals, tax-scofflaw docs targeted in Medicare deal

WASHINGTON - An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare pays physicians would raise money partly by targeting Medicare providers who are tax scofflaws and by curbing reimbursements for hospitals and nursing homes, according to an outline of the plan released Friday.The tentative ...

Charities create coalition as bingo faces competition

COLUMBUS (AP) - A new group is pushing for an update to Ohio's charitable bingo laws following the rise of casinos and other gaming options in the state.The United Charities of Ohio coalition held a Statehouse news conference Friday to announce its formation and discuss how competition has hurt ...

Gamblers beg judge to let them keep winnings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Gamblers who have been ordered to return $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino that unknowingly used unshuffled cards are asking a judge to let them keep the money.The 14 gamblers say they won the money through no fault of their own playing mini-baccarat at ...

U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in ...

Chamber honors 3

BOARDMAN - The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber on Thursday honored three individuals at the organizations's annual meeting.They 2015 award recipients are attorney Alan D. Wenger of Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd., who received Spirit of the Chamber Award; Mark "Bo" Pelini, head ...

Area financial stocks mixed

Area financial stocks showed mixed returns on Friday. First Niles Financial climbed 30 cents to close at $8.80 a share. The stock opened the week at $8.90 a share, but fell to $8.50 on Thursday. Cortland Bancorp, which also had been dropping this week, rebounded 38 cents on Thursday to close at ...

Giant Eagle to delay Tamarkin closing

AUSTINTOWN - Giant Eagle decided to postpone the closing of Tamarkin, its subsidiary on Victoria Road, at least a month.The company previously announced plans to close the wholesale distribution warehouse May 9. However, union workers at the facility voted overwhelming on Wednesday to accept ...

Decorated cookies recalled

Giant Eagle voluntarily recalled the company's brand of seasonal cutout cookies because of an undeclared milk allergen.The cookies, made in various holiday-themed shapes, were baked and sold inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 18, the company announced in a news ...

Labor and business at a glance

Improvement seen in area financial stocksFirst Niles Financial, which opened the week at $8.90 a share and since fell to $8.50, stood pat in trading Thursday, remaining at $8.50 a share. Cortland Bancorp, which also had been dropping this week, rebounded 38 cents on Thursday to ...

Port authority plans search for director

YOUNGSTOWN - The Western Reserve Port Authority on Wednesday announced plans to launch a nationwide search for a new executive director.Port Authority Chairman Ron Klingle said that over the next few months, the board intends to develop a job description for the post. He said after an executive ...

Area financial stocks continue drop

Local bank stocks continued to drop on Wednesday. First Niles Financial fell another penny, closing at $8.50 a share. The stock was $8.90 a share at close on Monday, but dropped to $8.51 on Tuesday.Cortland Bancorp dropped another 8 cents, from $15.30 a share on Tuesday to $15.22 a share on ...

Stoneridge gets new CEO

WARREN - The Board of Directors of Stoneridge Inc. announced Tuesday the appointment of Jonathan B. DeGaynor as company president and CEO.DeGaynor is replacing John Corey, who is retiring. Corey will serve in an executive advisory capacity from March 30 to June 30, his retirement date. DeGaynor ...

Local stocks

Local bank stocks had mixed results in trading Monday. First Niles Financial closed again at $8.90 a share; however, Cortland Bancorp dropped 15 cents from $15.75 a share on Friday to $15.60 a share at closing on Monday.