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Local bank stocks see gains

First Niles Financial gained a quarter in trading Wednesday to close at $9 per share. After losing $1.05 in trading Tueday, Cortland Bancorp rallied Wednesday to gain 90 cents per share and close at $23.50.

Small 3-D business wins six months free rent at mall

NILES — The same 3-D printing technology used in forensic science will be used by a small business startup at Eastwood Mall to create keepsake miniature figurines. The concept for MiMe is to take a photo one day, create the figurine the next and have it shipped to the customer within days ...

Trumbull employment among worst in Ohio

WARREN — Trumbull County’s unemployment rate in May remained among the five counties with the worst jobless rates in Ohio. With a 5.2 percent unemployment rate, the county ranks No. 5 among the 88 counties, according to figures released Tuesday by the state. In April, its 5.3 percent ...

Local bank stocks mixed

First Niles Financial stayed flat in trading Tuesday, closing at $8.75 per share. Cortland Bancorp dropped $1.05 Tuesday to close at $22.60 per share.

Bill seeks to track jobs moved offshore

WARREN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took another step Monday at holding companies accountable for jobs they ship overseas. Brown, D-Ohio, met Monday morning with members of United Steelworkers Local 1375 at their Warren union hall to announce his plan to reintroduce the Outsourcing ...

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EASTGATE WINS AWARD: The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization for Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties, recently received the National Association of Regional Council’s Medium Metro Achievement Award for the SMART2 Network. The project ...

First Niles Financial surges in trading to end week

After remaining stagnant for almost four weeks straight and gaining a dime on Thursday, First Niles Financial surged in trading Friday, gaining 90 cents to close the week at $8.75 per share. Cortland Bancorp stabilized at $24 per share after fluctuating all week.

Sales of single-family homes overcome a sluggish April

WARREN — Sales of single-family homes in Trumbull County overcame a sluggish April and a slower first four months to be up 2.6 percent through May. New listings also saw an increase, although modest. There were 794 closed sales countywide through May, up from 774 sold in the same period ...

Cortland Bancorp drops slightly in Wednesday trading

After tumbling $1.73 in trading Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp lost another 12 cents in trading Wednesday to close at $23.15 per share. First Niles Financial continued to remain stagnant, closing again at $7.75 per share.

Union head Trumka: Better trade deal needed

YOUNGSTOWN — National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka believes the North American Free Trade Agreement is bad for labor, and the revised proposal isn’t much better. “The major concern we have is the enforcement. This agreement as it’s currently constituted can’t be enforced,” ...

Cortland Bancorp falls after surge

After shooting up $1 per share on Monday, Cortland Bancorp stock prices tumbled $1.73 in trading Tuesday to close at $23.27 per share. First Niles Financial continued to remain stagnant, closing again at $7.75 per share.

Warren-Youngstown gas prices above NEO average

WARREN — The average price for a gallon of gas in northeast Ohio has fallen 35 cents in the past two weeks to $2.41 per gallon, but some local motorists may be paying more. The price for a gallon in the Warren-Youngstown area is averaging $2.49, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price ...

Cortland Bancorp stocks jump $1 in Monday trading

Cortland Bancorp stock prices shot up $1 per share Monday to close at $25 per share. First Niles Financial stood pat at $7.75 per share, beginning the week where it ended the previous four weeks.

Local bank stocks hold

Cortland Bancorp held steady again Friday to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial also held steady, at $7.75 per share, where it has remained for four weeks straight.

Preliminary settlement reached in Vista Window Company suit

LORDSTOWN — A preliminary settlement appears to have been reached in a class action lawsuit against now defunct Vista Window Company, which abruptly closed its doors and shut out employees in mid-January. A motion in the case filed by ex-employee Condie Stell of Austintown shortly after ...

Bank stocks standing pat

Tribune Chronicle After gaining more than $1 in trading throughout the week, Cortland Bancorp held steady Thursday to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial also held steady, at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since for four weeks straight. news@tribtoday.com

Cortland Bancorp surges in Wednesday trading

After minimal gains Monday and Tuesday, Cortland Bancorp surged in trading Wednesday, gaining $1.19 to close at $24 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.

Wagering up at Austintown racino in May

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering was up in May on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and was way up in a year-over-year comparison, but bettors had more machines to play last month than a year ago. The facility on state Route 46 saw $116.3 million in credits ...

Cortland Bancorp continues climb

Cortland Bancorp is slowly gaining steam this week, gaining another 10 cents Tuesday on top of the 4 cents it gained Monday to close at $22.81 per share. First Niles Financial held steady at $7.75 per share, where it has remained since May 17.