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Auto sales rise in Jan., Feb.

WARREN — Automobile dealers in the Mahoning Valley sold more cars in the first two months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. The dealers also reported sales were up in February against February 2018. There were 12,203 new and used vehicles sold in January and in February at ...

Professor to speak at TBEIC

WARREN — An expert in water and wastewater treatment will headline the 2019 Mahoning Valley Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony. Helen Muga, program director and assistant professor of engineering at Baldwin Wallace University, will speak at the April 3 event at the Tech Belt Energy ...

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PA. HONDA STORE RECOGNIZED: Shenango Honda of Hermitage, Pa., has earned the prestigious 2018 Council of Excellence award, which marks outstanding financial services to its customers. The award is given to the top 15 percent of Honda dealerships recognized by Honda Financial Services. ...

Local bank stocks stand pat

After losing $1.50 in trading Thursday, Cortland Bancorp held steady Friday to close at $23.50 per share. First Niles Financial also held steady, closing at $8 per share.

Cortland Bancorp stock drops sharply

Cortland Bancorp lost $1.50 in trading Thursday to close at $23.50 per share. First Niles Financial held steady to close at $8 a share.

Fyda, Mercedes deal ends

Fyda Freightliner in Youngstown has ended it agreement with Sprinter / Mercedes Benz USA, according to Fyda. The dealership is no longer an authorized carrier or warranty repair center as of March 1 after 17 years of selling and servicing products in the Sprinter portfolio. A Fyda official ...

Trumbull ranks 17th, Mahoning 22nd in unemployment

WARREN — Trumbull County’s 7.7 percent unemployment rate in January is 1.1 percent greater than December and ranks the county No. 17 among Ohio’s 88 counties, according to jobs numbers released Tuesday by the state. Mahoning County ranked No. 22 with a 7.2 percent unemployment, up from ...

Bank stocks see mixed results

Cortland Bancorp added $1 to its stock price in trading Tuesday, closing at $25 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $8 per share.

Local gas prices below average

WARREN — Motorists in the Warren-Youngstown area are paying 7 cents less per gallon on average than drivers elsewhere in northeast Ohio. Drivers in Niles are paying 5 cents less. The price per gallon in Warren-Youngstown is $2.37, while in Niles it is $2.39, according to AAA East ...

Ohio unemployment rate rises slightly in Jan.

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from December to January. State officials Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in January compared with 4.6 percent in December. The rate stood at 4.5 percent in January 2018. The national rate was 4 ...

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COLUMBUS DRIVE-IN: The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber will have its second Columbus Drive-In on April 10. The daylong event is done to promote an exchange of ideas between state and federal officials and local leaders. Some of the issues to be addressed are the effort to convince ...

How the bull market kept running and stampeded the doubters

NEW YORK — The bull market for U.S. stocks turns 10 years old this weekend, which puts it way past senior citizen status for a market run. It’s got the scars to prove it. Since rising from the rubble of the financial crisis in 2009, this bull market has faced several near-death ...

Betting, revenue up at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering on and revenue from video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rose in February from January. Bettors, however, were wagering on the same number of machines in those months. The state Route 46 facility had $101.8 million credits played ...

Taxpayers must report health care coverage on 2018 return

As taxpayers are completing their 2018 tax returns this year, they must complete the lines related to health care. For tax year 2018, the IRS will not consider a return complete and accurate if individuals do not do one of the following on their return: • Report full-year health ...

Local bank stocks have mixed results

Cortland Bancorp surged in trading Friday, gaining $2.50 to close at $25 per share to end the week. First Niles Financial held steady at $8 per share after gaining 23 cents in trading Thursday.

Local bank stocks make moderate gains Thursday

Tribune Chronicle Cortland Bancorp continued its upward trend in trading Thursday, gaining 50 cents to close at $22.50 per share. First Niles Financial, after being stagnant for weeks, added 23 cents in trading Thursday to close at $8 per share. news@tribtoday.com

Cortland Bancorp stock rebounds Wednesday

Cortland Bancorp regained the 73 cents it lost in trading Tuesday to end Wednesday at $22 per share. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $7.77 per share.