Ms. Charolette’s grand opening

Ms. Charolette’s grand opening


Ms. Charolette’s Resale Boutique will have its grand opening today from 1 p.m. to close.

The consignment store for women’s gently used clothing at 3526 Market St. will have sales throughout the store in addition to refreshments.

Ms. Charolette’s also stocks jewelry, shoes and purses, among other items.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and closed on Sundays, with the exception of today’s grand-opening event.

Comcast Care Day in Columbiana


Columbiana will host Comcast Care Day from 9 a.m. to noon April 27. Comcast employees will spend the day working side by side with families and other community members to clean and beautify the Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park and the Columbiana cemetery.

More volunteers are needed. Contact the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-482-3822 to sign up.

Mom’s Nite Out at Southern Park Mall


Southern Park Mall is inviting companies and organizations that want to connect with area moms to participate in the fifth annual National Mom’s Nite Out from 5 to 8 p.m. May 9.

Mom’s Nite Out will showcase various services and organizations that help celebrate motherhood.

The event is a chance for area mothers to be treated to an evening of pampering and relaxation — and a chance for area businesses to showcase their products and services to moms in attendance.

For more information, or to rent booth space for the event, contact Deb Grim at 330-792-7620, or email

Deal to privatize American Greetings


American Greetings has agreed to be taken private for about $600 million by a group led by some of its top executives.

The greeting card and gift seller said a group formed by the Weiss family, including Chairman Morry Weiss and CEO Zev Weiss and others, will buy the shares of the company they don’t already own for $18.20 per share in cash.

If American Greetings’ board declares a quarterly dividend of 15 cents per share and the deal closes in July as expected, shareholders would receive $18.35 per share.

The company values the entire deal at $878 million including assumed debt and the settlement of stock options not held by the Weiss family.

From staff reports

Selected local stocks


Aqua America, .70, 31.57 .17

Avalon Holdings,3.84—.07

Clear Channel, .33 32.25 —.15

Cortland Bancorp, 10.85.00

Farmers Nat., .126.26 —.14

First Energy, 2.20, 44.091.06

FirstMerit Corp., .64,16.31 .09

First Niles Financial, .32,7.25.00

First Place Fin., .0022.00

FNB Corp., .48,11.77.03

General Motors,27.52—.22

General Electric, .76,22.93—.15

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .16, 7.21—.04

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,47.91.42

Key Corp, .20,9.66—.05

LaFarge, 15.69 —.45

Macy’s, .80, 43.39—.17

Parker Hannifin, 1.72, 89.38—.04

PNC, 1.60,65.24—.36

RTI Intl. Metals,30.54—.19

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,166.232.63

Stoneridge 7.30 .01

United Community Fin. 4.04.00

Selected prices at 4 p.m. Friday. Provided by Stifel Nicolaus. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.

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