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CORTLAND BANK DONATES TO TRUMBULL FAMILY FITNESS: Cortland Banks recently announced it is making a $5,000 donation to Trumbull Family Fitness in support of a capital campaign being launched to perform an architectural and marketing feasibility study. The assessment will focus on capital ...

World economy will get rocky

WASHINGTON - To: The next president of the United States.From: U.S. intelligence officials.Welcome to the White House. Now read our take on global political landscape and trends for the next five years and beyond. Bottom line: Get ready for a rocky road.Their forecast calls for a slowing global ...

Human Go champion scores 1st win over machine

SEOUL, South Korea - A champion Go player scored his first win over a Go-playing computer program on Sunday after losing three straight times in the ancient Chinese board game, saying he finally found weaknesses in the software.Lee Sedol's victory over AlphaGo is a reminder that Google's ...

Renewable energy

MILTON - Anthony Marra's visit to a small hydroelectric power facility in Vermont set him on a quest to construct and operate his own system back home in Ohio.It didn't take Marra, 38, of Chagrin Falls, long to realize that the dam at Lake Milton Park would be the "perfect spot" to develop his ...

DiGiorno pizzas and Stouffer’s meals recalled for glass pieces

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly three million boxes of frozen DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer's lasagnas and Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled after customers said they found pieces of glass in their food.Nestle USA, the company behind the brands, said no injuries have been reported.The food maker said ...

Stocks end up mostly flat

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks swung between gains and losses on Thursday, then ended right back where they started.With seconds to close, the Standard and Poor's 500 eked out a gain, finishing just 0.02 percent higher.Stocks rose at the open of trading, echoing a surge in markets in Europe, where the ...

Local GM production workers will re-vote

LORDSTOWN - General Motors Assembly Plant production employees represented by United Auto Workers Local 1714 started another round of voting Thursday on a tentative local labor agreement.Voting opened at 5 a.m. and was scheduled to continue until 5 a.m. today.Initial voting Feb. 11 and 12 ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Local bank stocks returned mixed results in trading on Thursday. Cortland Bancorp dropped 45 cents to close at $15.30 a share, while First Niles Financial stood pat to close at $8.85 a share.

Mercy Health CEO to retire

Tribune ChronicleYOUNGSTOWN - Mercy Health has announced the retirement of president and CEO Michael Connelly, effective Jan. 31.Connelly, who has led Mercy Health since 1995, oversaw the health system's reorganization from seven autonomous regional health-care providers to a unified system ...

Local bank stocks show no change

Local bank stocks saw no change in trading on Wednesday with Cortland Bancorp closing at $15.75 a share and First Niles Financial closing at $8.85 a share.

Banks give customers credit scores for free

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It might be the most important piece of financial information about you - and it's finally easier for you to actually get a look at it.Big banks and credit card companies are increasingly offering customers free access to their FICO score. This score, named after the software ...

Amazon leases 20 jets to build logistics network

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is taking to the skies.The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. delivery capabilities.Amazon has been investing heavily in its shipping infrastructure, adding sorting ...

Bill would standardize way airlines disclose fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily comparison-shop the full cost of flights under a bipartisan Senate bill introduced Wednesday.The ...

Storm dumps rain on South

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Cars were submerged by water, residents forced to flee their homes with housecats and birds in tow, and the Louisiana National Guard and others rescued people by boat a1dnd in big military trucks as torrential rains Wednesday drenched parts of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas ...

Pearl Harbor victim buried 75 years later

HONOLULU (AP) - A sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor has been buried with full military honors nearly 75 years later.Petty Officer 1st Class Vernon Luke, a machinist's mate, of Green Bay, Wisconsin was laid to rest at a veterans cemetery in Honolulu on Wednesday.The 43-year-old man ...

NE Ohio exporting is seeing an increase

YOUNGSTOWN - Northeast Ohio's export activity approached $29 billion in 2014, marking a 16 percent increase since 2009 and a 40 percent increase since pre-recession levels in 2006, according to the Cleveland Plus Economic Review.The quarterly review released by economic development organization ...

No change in local bank stocks

Local bank stocks stood pat in trading on Tuesday with Cortland Bancorp closing at $15.75 a share and First Niles Financial closing at $8.85 a share.

Austintown racino sees increase in wagering

AUSTINTOWN - Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course's video lottery terminals increased in February compared to the same month last year.Last month's wagering, with $81.42 million credits played, was up from February 2015 when $65.50 million credits were played at the ...

Allegiant Travel reports passenger increases

VIENNA - Allegiant Travel Co., which provides commercial air service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, reported an increase of more than 20 percent in the number of passengers the airline had in February compared to the same month last year.The Las Vegas-based company's preliminary ...

Mixed results for local bank stocks

Local bank were mixed after trading on Monday. Cortland Bancorp stood pat to close at $15.75 a share. However, First Niles Financial dropped 15 cents from where it was Friday to close at $8.85 a share.