First Niles Financialdeclares dividend
NILES -- First Niles Financial declared a cash dividend of 13 cents a share, payable March 22 to shareholders of record March 8. It is the parent company of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles.
Women accountantsplan event for students
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants will have its annual student guest night for accounting students at area colleges and universities Feb. 20 at Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.
Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. There is no charge for accounting students, but the cost is $12 for non-students. Call (330) 758-8649 for reservations.
Credit management group sets meeting
WARREN -- The Youngstown Area Association of Credit Management will meet at noon Feb. 19 at Abruzzi's Cafe 422. James Floyd, a lawyer with Newman, Olson and Kerr, will speak on secured transaction law. Reservations must be made by Thursday by calling Tom O'Neil at (330) 533-1131.
Start-up companyto be sold at auction
MASON, Ohio -- PocketScript, a start-up company that wanted to revolutionize the way doctors prescribe medications, will be sold at auction.
PocketScript, founded in 1999, manufactures a hand-held communicator that doctors use for transmitting prescriptions based on patients' health plans and other drug use.
The order for a federally supervised auction of the company, which is based in this Cincinnati suburb, was announced in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday, two days after the company requested bankruptcy protection.
PocketScript has estimated its debts as being between $1 million and $10 million and its assets at less than $50,000. The company had to lay off almost all of its employees last summer.
From Vindicator staff and wire reports

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