Gas prices increase
Gas prices in Northeast Ohio rose 8 cents to $3.60 per gallon this week, according to AAA East Central.
The national average increased 3 cents to $3.46 per gallon this week. That price was 18 cents higher than the same time a year ago.
AAA said it expects gas prices to continue to climb due to seasonal refinery maintenance, and prolonged conflict in Ukraine could lead to even higher prices at the pump.
Sweet leaving board
David Sweet, former Youngstown State University president, won’t seek re-election to the board of United Community Financial Corp.
UCFC is the holding company of the Home Savings and Loan Co. Sweet served as YSU president for 10 years, leaving office in 2010. He has been on the boards of UCFC and Home Savings for 11 years.
Home prices rise
U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines as a tight supply of properties likely supported prices despite slower sales.
Real-estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 0.9 percent in January after dipping 0.1 percent in December.
Vindicator staff/wire reports