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United Community Financial sees record second quarter earnings YOUNGSTOWN — United Community Financial Corp., parent company of Home Savings Bank (Home Savings), last week announced net income of $8.2 million, or $0.163 per diluted common share, a 45.5 percent improvement over the $0.112 ...

Columbiana County Property Transfers

Center Township Barrow Trust to Robert Powell III, house trailer and property on Miller Road; $30,000. Columbiana Land Shark Holdings to BHP Rentals, property (Naughton Plumbing) on South Main Street; $180,000. Benjamin Greenawalt to Richard Johnson, home on Park Place; ...

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Character development

Michael B. Ross, president of Mainstream Leadership Network, addresses a team of Hot Dog Shoppe employees on July 13 to kick off a six-session motivational class on character development. The program gives instruction on identifying personal value and using unique talents to improve ...

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DeGori passes nutritional exam

EAST LIVERPOOL — Megan DeGori, nurse practitioner for Dr. Desai, recently passed her Aspen Nutritional exam. Desai was one of the first 250 physicians in the country to become certified in nutritional support and now has two Certified Nutrition Support Clinician Nurse Practitioners as ...

Summer Crisis Program underway

LISBON — Community Action Agency’s HEAP Summer Crisis Program is underway and runs through Aug. 31. Appointments for the HEAP Summer Crisis Program may be made by calling the automated phone service at 1-844-493-1198. Based on available staff, a limited number of walk-in applicants will ...

Apple to open data center in China with government ties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country’s government, raising concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information transferred from iPhones, iPads and Mac computers there. The data center announced Wednesday ...

Business Highlights

FDA advisers endorse what could be 1st US gene therapy A panel of cancer experts Wednesday recommended approval of what could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S. he FDA usually follows recommendations of its expert panels, but isn’t obligated to do so. The therapy could be ...

Abercrombie takes itself off the block and shares plunge

NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer up for sale, a development that isn’t sitting well with investors hoping for white knight to rescue the struggling teen retailer. Shares plunged 21 percent to a 17-year low Monday. Abercrombie said in May, after closing dozens of ...

US consumer credit up $18.4 billion in May, most in 6 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in six months, reflecting a sharp rebound in the category that includes credit cards. The Federal Reserve reported Monday that total consumer borrowing rose by $18.4 billion in May, the strongest gain ...