Local News

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp., holding company of the Home Savings and Loan Co., Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.69 million, or 7.4 cents per diluted share. This compares to fourth-quarter net income of $2.81 million, or 5.6 cents per diluted share, and $2.09 million the same quarter in 2014, or 4.1 […]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More evidence that new drilling prospects in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale has tempered as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued just five new permits last week for horizontal wells across the play. Four permits were issued to American Energy – Utica LLC to drill new wells in Harrison County, Nottingham Township, […]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in March were largely unchanged from the month before, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In Trumbull County, the 7.0% unemployment rate last month was consistent with the February rate, although down more than a full percentage point from 8.1% in […]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NILES, Ohio – First-quarter net income at First Niles Financial Inc. was up $78,000 from the same period a year ago, the company reported Monday. The holding company for Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles recorded net income of $127,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, compared with net income of $49,000 […]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SALEM, Ohio — It started with a gift of $2,000 in 1966. A half century after the first community foundations were founded, Walter F. Deming brought the idea to the “movers and shakers” of Salem after seeing what the foundations elsewhere had contributed to the well-being of their communities. Each of the 20 people at […]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A chemical conglomerate owned by the country of Thailand and a global financial trading house based in Tokyo are looking closely at an undisclosed site in Belmont County to potentially build a $5 billion petrochemical complex, The Business Journal has confirmed. An announcement of the site selection may come as soon as […]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich, in perhaps his clearest indication he is serious about a second run for the White House, Monday announced the formation of a political fundraising group, A New Day for America. The director of the tax exempt organization is former New Hampshire Sen. John E. Sununu. Last week Kasich visited […]

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