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PNC Reports ‘A Merry Season for the Economy’

PITTSBURGH – What’s on Santa Claus’s nice list this year? A good holiday season for consumer spending, according to Gus Faucher, PNC’s chief economist. Consumers are more confident in their own finances and the economy than they have been in decades. Due to this high confidence, PNC expects holiday spending to jump about 4.5% from […]

PITTSBURGH – What's on Santa Claus's nice list this year? A good holiday season for consumer spending, according to Gus Faucher, PNC’s chief economist. Consumers are more confident in their own finances and the economy than they have been in decades. Due to this high confidence, PNC expects holiday spending...

Mobile Banking Apps Offer More Features

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the holiday shopping season here, Sandy Zimmerman recalls when she and her siblings shopped together for a gift for their parents and then split the cost. This required one sibling to buy the item at the store, the others signing and mailing checks to her to cover their shares. This year […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the holiday shopping season here, Sandy Zimmerman recalls when she and her siblings shopped together for a gift for their parents and then split the cost. This required one sibling to buy the item at the store, the others signing and mailing checks to her to...

Valley Car Sales Rise, Bolstered by Used Cars

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the Mahoning Valley were up slightly in November as 4,374 new and used cars were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. That represents a 3.2% increase from a year ago. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties fell 2.2% to 2,416, the first […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales in the Mahoning Valley were up slightly in November as 4,374 new and used cars were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. That represents a 3.2% increase from a year ago. New-car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties fell...

Farmers Named as a Weatherhead 100 Company

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp. has been recognized as a 2017 Weatherhead 100 Company, an award from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Farmers joins a group of businesses throughout Northeast Ohio who represent leadership, growth and success in the region. Companies that make the list are recognized for […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp. has been recognized as a 2017 Weatherhead 100 Company, an award from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Farmers joins a group of businesses throughout Northeast Ohio who represent leadership, growth and success in the region. Companies that make...

New Car Sales Down Nationwide, Cruze Drops 33%

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All three American automakers posted year-over-year drops in sales during November, keeping sales figures slightly behind last year’s record totals. Despite the declines, however, all beat industry analysts’ predictions Across its four brands, General Motors’ retail sales were down just 0.1% from a year ago, with sales totaling 197,340 last month. Total […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – All three American automakers posted year-over-year drops in sales during November, keeping sales figures slightly behind last year’s record totals. Despite the declines, however, all beat industry analysts’ predictions Across its four brands, General Motors’ retail sales were down just 0.1% from a year ago, with sales...

True Love’s 12 Christmas Gifts Rise 0.6% From 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – True loves will be on their merry way to a more robust and satisfying holiday shopping season this year, according to The PNC Christmas Price Index. To purchase the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” it will only cost 0.6% more than in 2016, says PNC […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – True loves will be on their merry way to a more robust and satisfying holiday shopping season this year, according to The PNC Christmas Price Index. To purchase the gifts included in the classic holiday song "The 12 Days of Christmas," it will only cost 0.6% more...

Farmers Banc Corp. Increases Dividend 50%

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp.’s board of directors on Tuesday declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents a share payable Dec. 29 to shareholders of record Dec 8. The dividend is a 50% increase from the 2016 fourth-quarter payment of four cents a share. Farmers National Banc Corp., founded in 1887, is […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp.'s board of directors on Tuesday declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents a share payable Dec. 29 to shareholders of record Dec 8. The dividend is a 50% increase from the 2016 fourth-quarter payment of four cents a share. Farmers National Banc...

First Niles Declares Five Cents Cash Dividend

NILES, Ohio — First Niles Financial Inc. announced a cash dividend of five cents per share on common stock and six cents per share on preferred class A stock for the fourth quarter. The dividend will be payable Dec. 22 to shareholders of record Dec. 8, the bank holding company announced Thursday. FNFI is the […]

NILES, Ohio — First Niles Financial Inc. announced a cash dividend of five cents per share on common stock and six cents per share on preferred class A stock for the fourth quarter. The dividend will be payable Dec. 22 to shareholders of record Dec. 8, the bank holding company...

October Home Sales Up 5.4% in Region

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of single-family houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in October were up 5.4% from a year ago, the latest data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors show. Collectively, 525 houses were sold in the three counties last month, up 5.4% from 498 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of single-family houses in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in October were up 5.4% from a year ago, the latest data from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors and the Warren Area Board of Realtors show. Collectively, 525 houses were sold in the three counties last...

Chemical Bank Promotes Schrock to Regional President

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has promoted Michael Schrock to Regional President of the Mahoning Valley. “Through the years, Michael has distinguished himself as an outstanding leader with exceptional relationships both internally and externally. He has a proven track record of being very collaborative and team oriented, both of which will assist him as he […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has promoted Michael Schrock to Regional President of the Mahoning Valley. “Through the years, Michael has distinguished himself as an outstanding leader with exceptional relationships both internally and externally. He has a proven track record of being very collaborative and team oriented, both of which...