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Banking & Finance: Legislation, Activists Target Predatory Land Contracts | October 12, 2017

Legislation, Activists Target Predatory Land Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan would target predatory land contracts that often leave would-be home buyers without the rights and protections of holders of traditional mortgages or leases. It’s a problem that plagues inner-city neighborhoods here and across the country where out-of-town companies offer “lease option purchase contracts” that often […]

Banking & Finance: Plenty of Wealth in Valley for Advisers to Manage | October 11, 2017

Plenty of Wealth in Valley for Advisers to Manage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley, where the sense of poverty is pervasive, has considerable wealth as evidenced by the brokerage firms and banks here with trust, private banking and wealth management departments. Banks without such services as recently as a decade ago have since established them, Farmers National Bank, Home Savings Bank and Cortland […]

Banking & Finance: Cohen Acquisition Should Benefit Youngstown Office | October 10, 2017

Cohen Acquisition Should Benefit Youngstown Office

CLEVELAND – The union of Cohen & Company and Arthur Bell, based in Baltimore, should benefit the Youngstown office of Cohen, Chris Bellamy and Corey McLaughlin say. Bellamy and McLaughlin are co-presidents of investment industry services for Cohen. Bellamy comes from Cohen, McLaughlin was managing member of Arthur Bell, but say they’ll run their division […]

Banking & Finance: Home Savings Promotes Goldsboro to Senior VP | October 6, 2017

Home Savings Promotes Goldsboro to Senior VP

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings has named Ken Goldsboro as senior vice president, commercial banking. Goldsboro will focus on the development and growth of the bank’s commercial loan portfolio, and partner with clients to provide customized solutions for their business, as well as creating new business relationships. His office is at Home Saving’s headquarters downtown, […]

Banking & Finance: Home Savings Customers Hear Positive Economic Forecast | October 5, 2017

Home Savings Customers Hear Positive Economic Forecast

POLAND, Ohio – The economy continues its lukewarm but solid recovery, the recovery likely to continue through at least the end of 2018, the founder and president of MainStreet Advisors LLC told gatherings of Home Savings Bank customers Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. John Crosson heads a Chicago-based investment research firm that serves community banks […]

Banking & Finance: Ohio Business Owners Remain Optimistic – PNC Survey | October 4, 2017

Ohio Business Owners Remain Optimistic – PNC Survey

PITTSBURGH — Small- and mid-sized business owners in Ohio remain highly optimistic for their own businesses and the U.S. economy. Although optimism has moderated from the historic highs in spring in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 elections, a semi-annual phone survey conducted for PNC finds. The results of the survey, released today, found that 59% of Ohio […]