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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Ohio Chautauqua, a five-day event that combines presentations of living history, education, music and theater, will come here June 24 to 28. Ohio Chautauqua is free and open to the public. Evening activities are scheduled for under a red-and-white striped tent on the grounds near the Kinsman House along Mahoning Avenue in the downtown. Live local music will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night. At 7:30 p.m., a scholar portrays a historical figure and delivers a monologue that reflects his significance. Afterward, the audience can ask questions of the...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- In his first appearance before shareholders, the new president and CEO of United Community Financial Corp., holding company of The Home Savings and Loan Co., lauded their patience and loyalty as the company steered itself through troubled times. And, sooner rather than later, that patience should pay off, Gary M. Small told shareholders Tuesday during the company's annual meeting at Mr. Anthony's. "With the capital where it's at, and our growth aspirations easily covered with that, we have the...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Because of circumstances beyond its control, Cortland Bancorp recessed its annual meeting Tuesday and will reschedule. Its transfer agent never forwarded the results of the shareholders’ votes -- a highly unusual circumstance, CEO and President James Gasior informed shareholders, employees and guests at the Avalon Country Club at Squaw Creek. Cortland’s repeated efforts last week and Tuesday morning to reach the transfer agent met with no response. “We have not been able to validate the...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sales of single-family houses in April were up substantially from a year earlier in Trumbull County while stable in Mahoning and Columbiana counties, according to the monthly report from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors.  In Trumbull County, 151 houses were sold in April, up from 130 in April 2013 and from 131 in March. In Mahoning County, 201 units were sold last month, down just one from 202 a year earlier but up from 161 in March. In Columbiana County, 61 houses were sold in April, a gain of two from April 2013 and from March’s...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CHAMPION Township, Ohio -- TCTC Adult Training Center is seeking employers interested in participating in the training center’s career and job fair June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. at the training center here. Employers will have access to potential employees from throughout the local area as well as TCTC graduates from the adult training center’s industrial, health care, and information technology programs. There will also be space available for those employers that choose to interview during the fair, according to an announcement from the school. Participation in the...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CHICAGO -- More than three of four workers in desk jobs and nondesk jobs are equally likely to report being happy in their roles, a survey conducted by Harris Poll in behalf of CareerBuilder finds. But workers in desk jobs are more likely to report complaints about their work environment. Many workers in desk jobs said their positions enable them to stay in the loop and build closer relationships with company leaders and peers while workers in nondesk jobs said their positions give them greater variety and flexibility in their workday, the survey discovered. Some 38...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It has been 29 days since Channel 27 viewers in Youngstown saw the station's chief meteorologist, Don Guthrie, forecasting the weather. Many of those viewers have called or emailed to ask why they haven’t seen Guthrie, WKBN said. "Out of respect for his privacy, the station had not told viewers, until today, that Guthrie is fighting late stage pancreatic cancer." According to an announcement released today by WKBN, the 71-year-old Guthrie recently invited his friend and former long-time competitor, Stan Boney of WYTV 33 News, to tell this story....

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in March for the metropolitan area covering Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County, Pa., declined by nearly 1.5 percentage points from a year earlier, according to the latest monthly report from CoreLogic. The rate of foreclosures in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan statistical area for outstanding mortgage loans in March was 2.78%, down 1.43 percentage points from 4.21% in March 2013. Despite the decline, foreclosure activity in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman MSA was higher than the national...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Two-dozen young scholars from the Mahoning Valley are receiving scholarships from the Cafaro Foundation, and this year the amount of scholarship money climbed to a new high, $57,000. Trustees of the Cafaro Foundation awarded the scholarship grants based primarily on the students’ academic merit, while also considering their financial need and the recommendations of teachers and guidance counselors, according to an announcement from the foundation. The individual scholarships range in value from $5,000 to $1,000. The Cafaro Foundation is a...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Stoneridge Inc. is selling the assets of its wiring business segment for $65.7 million to Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd., an India-based manufacturer of products for the automotive industry, the company announced Monday. The purchase agreement includes the assumption of certain liabilities. Stoneridge said the sale is aligned with its strategy to focus on higher value-added technologies and products, would improve the company’s profit margin and provide resources to fund growth initiatives. The transaction involves approximately 4,700 employees and is...

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