Local News

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WARREN, Ohio – When Warren Mayor Doug Franklin showed up to a meeting earlier this year with Dennis Blank, his opponent in the 2015 mayoral race, AVI Foodsystems Inc. President and CEO Anthony Payiavlas wasn’t sure what to make of it. “I said, ‘Do I need to call security?’ ” Payiavlas recalled with a laugh. […]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – United Community Financial Corp., holding company of  Home Savings Bank., Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $7.56 million, or 15 cents per diluted share.  This compares to second-quarter net income of $8.19 million, or 16.3 cents per diluted share and third-quarter 2016 net income of $5.15 million, or 11 cents per share. UCFC directors […]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city planning commission on Tuesday voted to recommend that City Council approve a waiver that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary to operate at the Mahoning Plaza. Planning Commission members voted 5-0 in favor of the measure, which enables Holistic Health Partners LLC to locate in a space that is within […]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The candidate selected to lead the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County says she is impressed with the direction the system has gone in since putting its strategic plan in place. The library’s board of trustees voted Tuesday morning to offer the position to Aimee Fifarek, deputy director of information technology […]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — Ohio has the 45th most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s newly-released 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report measures how well each state’s tax code is structured, analyzing over 100 tax variables in five different tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property, and unemployment insurance. […]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CLEVELAND  — The Cleveland office of the U.S. Small Business Administration helped 1,818 small businesses obtain access to capital during fiscal 2017. As a result, more than $421 million was put into the hands of small business owners, the office reported Tuesday. The loan volume continued the steady increase in total dollar amount during the […]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sharon DeFrances, has joined the Private Client Services division of Farmers National Bank as vice president, senior relationship manager, private banking. She will work out of the bank’s Howland office at 1625 Niles-Cortland Road NE. DeFrances brings to Farmers more than 22 years of banking relationship management experience. She previously served in a leadership role […]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – From now until Sweetest Day, customers of Gorant Chocolatier can purchase a candy bar to be given to the foster children of Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, or NOAS, and Gorant’s will match every donation. Customer names are then posted on paper candy bars, which are prominently displayed throughout the stores. “Every child loves […]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – From now until Sweetest Day, customers of Gorant Chocolatier can purchase a candy bar to be given to the foster children of Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, or NOAS, and Gorant’s will match every donation. Customer names are then posted on paper candy bars, which are prominently displayed throughout the stores. “Every child loves […]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NILES, Ohio – First Niles Financial Inc., holding company of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, Monday reported third-quarter net income of $143,000, or 13 cents per share.  This compares to an increase from the year-ago quarter of $127,000, or 793.8%, increase from the net income of $16,000, or a penny a share […]

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