Business

GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants go to six organizations

LORDSTOWN - Building the Chevy Cruze is a big part of who the workers at the local General Motors Assembly Plant are and what they do, said manager Steve Notar Donato."But it's not the only thing," he explained. "A key component is supporting the community in which we live and work."On Friday, ...

Justice Dept. expands cybercrime reach

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is broadening its overseas efforts against cybercrime, for the first time stationing a legal adviser in Malaysia to help ensure Southeast Asian countries have the laws and tools to fight hackers.The position is intended to shore up international partnerships ...

Chamber to discuss future trips to Cuba

YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber has scheduled an informational session 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the ITT Technical Institute, 1030 N. Meridian Road, to discuss its upcoming trips to Cuba.The chamber has announced plans to host several trips to Cuba in the next several years. The ...

Report: GM reports sales of 7.2 million vehicles

General Motors Co. sold 7.2 million vehicles globally in the first nine months of 2015, the company announced Thursday.GM reported posting sales increases in four of its five largest markets, with record sales in China and strong retail sales gains in the United States.Total sales were down 1 ...

Business & labor at a glance

Applications for jobless aid drop to 42-year lowWASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week, matching the lowest level in 42 years, strong evidence that employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.The Labor Department says ...

PNC bank reports ‘solid’ 3rd quarter

PNC Financial Services Group on Wednesday reported a slight increase in its third-quarter earnings.Calling the quarter "solid" the Pittsburgh-based company, the second-biggest U.S. regional bank, reported net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.90 earnings per diluted common share, compared with $1 ...

Business and labor at a glance

Mixed results for local bank stocksResults for local bank stocks were mixed in trading on Wednesday with First Niles Financial holding steady at $9 a share and Cortland Bancorp regaining a penny, after dropping 43 cents on Tuesday, to close at $14.33 a share.2016 VW diesels have more ...

New vehicle sales up slightly; overall sales slip

WARREN - Although ownership of new vehicles increased slightly last month, deliveries of used cars and trucks fell enough to reflect an overall drop in area automobile sales.Total new and used vehicle sales across the region made up of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties decreased 3.1 ...

Delphi, IUE-CWA continue talks

WARREN - Delphi Automotive and the union that represents some 668 of the company's local employees remained at the table on Tuesday trying to hash out a new labor agreement.Ed Salus, president of the International Union of Electrical Workers-Communications Workers of America Local 717, said ...

Lone Star closing at Eastwood Mall

NILES - Lone Star Steakhouse at the Eastwood Mall Complex has announced Sunday will mark its final day of operation.A manager at the restaurant said Tuesday that the establishment's lease with the Cafaro Co., which owns the property, has expired. She said the restaurant will open Sunday for its ...

Mixed results seen for local bank stocks

Mixed results seen for local bank stocksResults for local bank stocks were mixed in Tuesday's trading with First Niles Financial climbing 20 cents to close at $9 a share and Cortland Bancorp dropping 43 cents to close at $14.32 a share.

Allegiant engine fire under investigation

Allegiant Air Co. said its investigation was ongoing Monday into what caused an engine fire aboard its California-bound flight the previous afternoon.The flight was evacuated in Las Vegas Sunday after an engine caught fire on the tarmac, the second plane fire at the airport in as many months ...

No change in local stocks

Local bank stocks remained the same in trading Monday, with First Niles Financial closing at $8.80 a share and Cortland Bancorp closing at $14.75 a share.

Delphi pact expires

WARREN - Negotiators were at the table most of Monday trying to work out a new labor agreement between Delphi Automotive and International Union of Electrical Workers-Communications Workers of America Local 717.The current contract expired at 11:59 p.m. Monday.Ed Salus, president, IUE-CWA Local ...

Kmart workers vote down proposed contract

BAZETTA - For the second time since they started negotiating for a new contract, workers at the Kmart Distribution Center have voted down a proposed labor agreement.Sixty-one percent of the more than 200 workers represented by United Auto Workers Local 1112 who voted Sunday opposed the new ...

Former Packard plant targeted for new facility

WARREN - A former Warren resident who heads a company that builds automatic parking facilities around the world could combine locations in multiple states into a single facility, possibly targeted for the former Delphi Packard Electric plant on Dana Street.Christopher Alan, founder of the Los ...

Kmart workers vote on contract

NORTH JACKSON - More than 200 members of United Auto Workers Local 1112 who work at the Kmart Distribution Center in Bazetta voted Sunday afternoon on a proposed three-year contract. Results will be released today and posted on tribtoday.com.Before the vote at the union hall, Glenn Johnson, ...

Rum running in California

It all started with a couple of friends and a mutual love of rum.Warren native Michael Machuzak and his pal Joe Freas could not find a premium rum on the market that suited their taste. So, they thought they'd try to make their own.Machuzak and Freas gave it a try and then let some others try ...

County finds enough in budget

WARREN - Nine employees in the Trumbull County Auditor's Office and one in the Prosecutor's Office received pay increases of 10 percent or more since the start of 2015 and six of those people - all Auditor's Office employees - collected raises of 20 percent or more.One person in the Auditor's ...

Local stocks

Local bank stocks remained the same in trading Friday, with First Niles Financial closing at $8.80 a share and Cortland Bancorp closing at $14.75 a share.