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First Niles, Cortland Bancorp see gains

Cortland Bancorp gained $1.40 in Monday’s trading, overcoming previous losses, to close at $23.65 per share — up from $22.25. First Niles Financial gained 3 cents in Monday trading, ending the day at $8.50 per share, up from Friday’s $8.47.

Youth trade expo at Canfield Fairgrounds

CANFIELD — High school students considering a career in the skilled trades will have the chance to experience a variety of skills and connect with professionals about entering the industry in a first-ever event Thursday. The Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ...

Firm picked to manage event center at mall

NILES — A central Ohio hospitality and hotel management firm will manage the long-awaited Eastwood Event Centre at the Eastwood Mall. Columbus Hospitality Management was selected from an exhaustive search that included reviewing local hospitality companies and a consultant to “cast a ...

First Niles Financial surges in Friday trading

First Niles Financial gained 72 cents in Friday trading, ending the week at $8.47 per share. Cortland Bancorp lost 40 cents in trading, adding to its previous losses, to close at $22.25 per share.

Cortland Bancorp stock falls for second day in a row

Cortland Bancorp lost 30 cents in trading Thursday, adding to its nickel loss on Wednesday to close at $22.65 per share. First Niles Financial stood pat again, closing at $7.75 per share.

Federal judge approves settlement in Vista lawsuit

LORDSTOWN — A settlement between a defunct window maker and its former employees who sued after they were abruptly locked out is final. A federal court judge in Youngstown has approved the agreement between Vista Window Company and more than 100 ex-workers in a class-action lawsuit against ...

Vehicle sales ahead of ’18 pace

WARREN — Automobile dealers in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties eight months into the year continued to stay ahead of the sales pace set in 2018. Dealerships in the region through August sold 74,425 vehicles to buyers across Ohio, up 7.4 percent from 69,277 for the same period ...

Casino revenue rises in August

WARREN — Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos in August was $71.4 million, up slightly more than $1 million, or 1.5 percent, from July, according to the Ohio Casino Commission. Revenue also rose in a year-to-year comparison for last month. It was up $1.1 million, or 1.6 percent, from the $70.3 ...

Local gas prices below average

WARREN — Motorists in the Warren-Youngstown and Niles areas are paying less than the N`ortheast Ohio average for a gallon of gasoline despite a 10-cent jump in the region. The average price in Warren-Youngstown is $2.53 per gallon and in Niles, $2.58, according to AAA East Central’s Gas ...

Local bank stocks remain steady

Cortland Bancorp stood pat again in trading Tuesday to close at $23 per share. After gaining 75 cents in trading Monday, First Niles Financial also stood pat Tuesday, closing at $7.75 per share.

Business briefs

HOSPITAL SYSTEM EARNS AWARD: Akron Children’s Hospital, which has locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio. This is the 13th time the health care provider has earned a NorthCoast 99 award. NorthCoast 99 recognizes ...

Cortland Bancorp edges up in Friday trading

After losing 74 cents in trading Thursday, Cortland Bancorp gained 50 cents in trading Friday, heading into the weekend at $23 per share. First Niles Financial held steady, closing at $7.10 per share.

Area financial stocks stagnant on Tuesday

First Niles Financial held steady at $7.54 per share in trading Tuesday. Cortland Bancorp also remained unchanged, closing at $23.05 per share.

Local financial stocks stall

First Niles Financial lost a penny in trading Monday to close at $7.54 per share. Cortland Bancorp remained unchanged to open the week, closing at $23.05 a share.

GM transfers tell moving stories

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — General Motors transplants have heard the whispers and read the online comments. They’ve endured rude remarks from residents bold enough to say out loud that local jobs are stolen when GM workers transfer in from out of state. Perhaps no other local workers attract ...

Local stocks return mixed in Thursday action

After losing $1.23 in trading Wednesday, Cortland Bancorp gained 48 cents on Thursday to close at $23 per share. First Niles Financial, which has held steady for nearly a week, lost 20 cents in trading Thursday to close at $7.55 per share.