Tribune Chroniclehttp://www.tribtoday.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:24:41 EDTWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:24:41 EDT unemployment rate improves over previous year - Average area jobless rates declined last year, with Trumbull and Mahoning counties showing similar results, according to Ohio Labor Market Information released Tuesday.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTVallourec Star plans to adjust operations - Vallourec Star on Monday announced plans to adjust its operations in response to falling oil and gas prices.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTLocal bank stocks show mixed returns bank stocks showed mixed results on Monday. First Niles Financial saw no change, closing at $9.15 a share. Cortland Bancorp increased 16 cents from closing at $15.70 a share Friday to closing at $15.86 a share on Monday.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTMenards plans summer opening - Anyone going by Menards on Elm Road might notice that despite the empty parking lot, it appears as if the new home improvement store should be open for business. The sign is up and the exterior is almost finished.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTFirstEnergy completes upgrades during 2014 Corp. reported investing approximately $690 million in 2014 as part of its ongoing effort to improve its electric system in the Ohio Edison service area.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT