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Brown proposes help for low-income workers

January 8, 2015 Low-income workers nationally would be allowed an advance on their income tax refund rather than turning to payday loans for a quick influx of money when they need it, under a proposal U.S. Sen. more »»

Researcher: Lending to small businesses increased in 2014

January 7, 2015 Small business lending was up in 2014, but recovered only a fraction of the ground lost during the recession, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland researcher. more »»

Exal workers to consider union

January 7, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has filed applications with the National Labor Relations Board that could lead to some 400 workers at Exal Corp. more »»

Dominion lists choice January rate

January 6, 2015 WARREN — January rates for Dominion East Ohio’s Standard Choice Offer / Standard Service Offer are 23.2 percent lower than last month’s rates. Effective Jan.13, the new rates will be $3. more »»

Local bank stocks show mixed results

January 6, 2015 First Niles Financial stocks remained the same Monday to close at $9.40 a share. Cortland Bancorp rose from $15.75 Friday to $15.97 a share on Monday to close. more »»

Business brief

January 5, 2015 FIRST ENERGYANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN: FirstEnergy Corp. announced its Board of Directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective last Thursday. more »»

A look ahead: Local projects to watch 2015

January 4, 2015 A plan to bring daily commercial air service to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, developments taking shape in several communities and the launch of General Motors’ new Chevy Cruze are among the... more »»

FirstEnergy workers ratify pact

December 31, 2014 Employees of FirstEnergy Corp.’s West Penn Power and Potomac Edison subsidiaries have ratified a new wage-increasing contract. The new pact runs through April 30, 2019. more »»

Business briefs

December 29, 2014 MCCTC BISTRO ANNOUNCES WINTER/SPRING HOURS: The Bistro at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, a student-operated restaurant, has new winter and spring hours starting in January. more »»

Razing the past raising the future

December 28, 2014 Tribune Chronicle In 2014, fracking turned cold, development burned hot; one steel mill came down, while another forged on. more »»

Columbiana’s unemployment rate drops

December 26, 2014 LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate continues to drop to levels not seen in 10 years. The county’s jobless rate was 4.8 percent in November, a decline of . more »»

EPA rules on coal ash lake divide sides of issue

December 24, 2014 CHESTER — Long-awaited federal rules on the regulation of coal ash continue to divide partisans on both sides of the issue, although their impact on nearby Little Blue Run may be negligible. more »»

ODT launches new mobile tax app

December 24, 2014 The Ohio Department of Taxation launched a mobile app to help business people, shoppers or anyone who wants to know the state’s correct sales tax rate. more »»

Business briefs

December 22, 2014 • Warren business highlighted: Founder and President of Warren-based Technical Staffing Professionals, Bruce A. Bille, CPC, was highlighted in the Nov. more »»

Gas association has new leader

December 20, 2014 After 23 years as the executive vice president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, or OOGA, Tom Stewart has announced his retirement. He will serve as a consultant to the association. more »»

Local financials stocks show increases

December 20, 2014 First Niles Financial stocks rose 12 cents in trading Friday to close at $9.40 a share. Cortland Bancorp nudged up a nickel, closing at $15.75 a share. more »»

Business Briefs

December 15, 2014 • Attorneys named super lawyers: James L. Blomstrom, a Youngstown business litigation attorney, and Frederick S. more »»

As consumers celebrate plummeting gas prices, oil-rich states feel the pinch

December 14, 2014 For Lois Yohman, decreasing gas prices at local pumps has allowed her to keep a little more money in her purse, which she expects to translate into a merrier Christmas for her and his family. more »»

Ryan urges end to Tamarkin dispute

December 13, 2014 Tribune Chronicle WARREN — U.S. Rep. Timothy J. more »»



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