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GM, FCA Post Sales Gains in Q3 as Ford Slips

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Third-quarter auto sales were up for two of the American automakers, as General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles both posted gains for most of their brands, while Ford Motor Co. saw a dip in sales as September’s figures couldn’t keep up with last year’s boost from Hurricane Harvey. General Motors, which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Third-quarter auto sales were up for two of the American automakers, as General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles both posted gains for most of their brands, while Ford Motor Co. saw a dip in sales as September’s figures couldn’t keep up with last year’s boost from...

Ohio Execs Slightly Less Optimistic about Economy

PITTSBURGH — Optimism about the national economy among small- and mid-sized business owners in Ohio remains at a record high. But optimism about the local economy and their own business has slipped slightly since the spring, finds PNC Bank’s semiannual survey of business owners and executives. The historic optimism about company prospects, which PNC reported […]

PITTSBURGH — Optimism about the national economy among small- and mid-sized business owners in Ohio remains at a record high. But optimism about the local economy and their own business has slipped slightly since the spring, finds PNC Bank’s semiannual survey of business owners and executives. The historic optimism about...

Boardman Plaza Sold for $18.8M to Maryland Firm

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An affiliate of Pikesville, Maryland-based America’s Realty LLC purchased the popular Boardman Plaza shopping center on Boardman-Canfield Road (state Route 224) in Boardman one block from Southern Park Mall. The purchase, which closed Aug. 16, consists of five buildings totaling about 625,000 square feet. The buyer paid $18.8 million or about $30 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- An affiliate of Pikesville, Maryland-based America's Realty LLC purchased the popular Boardman Plaza shopping center on Boardman-Canfield Road (state Route 224) in Boardman one block from Southern Park Mall. The purchase, which closed Aug. 16, consists of five buildings totaling about 625,000 square feet. The buyer paid...

Webinar Counts Down Top 10 Tax Changes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tax rate changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 have led to about 3% in savings for everyone across the board. However, most of those tax changes are temporary until 2025, so taxpayers need to be smart about how they react to the changes....

Customers Still Like Their Own Key to Vault

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At most banks, the process is no different than it ever was. Those who store their valuables in a safe deposit box sign in and show identification. A bank employee escorts them to a vault where he uses a guard key and the customer’s key to open the box, then leaves the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At most banks, the process is no different than it ever was. Those who store their valuables in a safe deposit box sign in and show identification. A bank employee escorts them to a vault where he uses a guard key and the customer’s key to open...

August Home Sales Keep Pace with 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Combined sales of single-family houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were on pace with last year’s performance, monthly reports show. Sales for August and for the first eight months of 2018 are off by just a handful of units in the tri-county region, according to data compiled by the Youngstown Columbiana […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Combined sales of single-family houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were on pace with last year’s performance, monthly reports show. Sales for August and for the first eight months of 2018 are off by just a handful of units in the tri-county region, according to data...

Uncertainty Still Looms on Tax Horizon

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s been nine months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law and by now, most accountants have figured out the big changes. The revised tax brackets are in place, standard deduction amounts have nearly doubled and itemized deductions for state and local taxes have new limits. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s been nine months since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law and by now, most accountants have figured out the big changes. The revised tax brackets are in place, standard deduction amounts have nearly doubled and itemized deductions for state and...

Investors Buy into Social Responsibility

Investors Buy into Socially Responsible Investing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., in June 2016, David Alt remembers receiving upward of 100 phone calls from investors inquiring about their portfolios. “They wanted to make sure they weren’t exposed to those gun manufacturers,” says Alt, head of responsible investing at PNC Bank. “Whenever it’s in the news, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., in June 2016, David Alt remembers receiving upward of 100 phone calls from investors inquiring about their portfolios. “They wanted to make sure they weren’t exposed to those gun manufacturers,” says Alt, head of responsible investing at PNC Bank....

Home Savings Hires Dobstaff as VP

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings has hired David Dobstaff as vice president, commercial relationship manager serving the Mahoning Valley. Dobstaff brings with him nearly 40 years of banking and lending experience. As part of the Home Savings team, he will focus on the development and growth of the bank’s commercial loan portfolio. He will partner […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings has hired David Dobstaff as vice president, commercial relationship manager serving the Mahoning Valley. Dobstaff brings with him nearly 40 years of banking and lending experience. As part of the Home Savings team, he will focus on the development and growth of the bank’s commercial...

Creating a Trust Can Bring Peace of Mind

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Having to ask her clients the tough questions is part of Katie Solvesky’s job. Where do you want your assets to go when you die? How do you want your assets to be distributed? Who do you trust to manage your assets if you’re incapacitated? “You can’t plan for incapacity when you’re […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Having to ask her clients the tough questions is part of Katie Solvesky’s job. Where do you want your assets to go when you die? How do you want your assets to be distributed? Who do you trust to manage your assets if you’re incapacitated? “You can’t...