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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Society of Certified Professional Accountants is offering tips on filing tax returns on two new videos intended to help individual filers and business owners.
The videos explore deductions and credits that taxpayers might be unaware of, says OSCPA spokeswoman Jennifer Rieman. There is no charge to watch the videos.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University will offer to again help taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in its Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance.
Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will provide income tax preparation at no charge. The program runs Feb. 7 through April 11. The sessions will be in computer labs on the first floor of Williamson Hall on the YSU campus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in Ohio during December was up 14% from the level posted during the same month a year ago, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors.
The Pending Home Sales Index of 144.9 in December, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, was up from 127.1 in December 2013. At the same time, the rate of purchase contract signings for the month fell 12.1% from the market’s best-ever pace recorded in November 2014, 165.0.
CANFIELD, Ohio -- Markets reacted positively Wednesday to news of the $74 million agreement for Farmers National Banc Corp. to acquire National Bancshares Corp., holding company of First National Bank of Orville.
Farmers and National Bancshares announced their agreement after markets closed Tuesday (READ STORY).
CANFIELD, Ohio -- Farmers National Banc Corp., holding company of Farmers National Bank and Farmers Trust Co., Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.15 million, or 12 cents a share, and full-year 2014 net income of $8.97 million, or 48 cents a share, 15.2% better than 2013.
This compares to third-quarter net income of $2.28 million, or six cents a share, and fourth-quarter 2013 net income of $2.30 million, or 12 cents a share. Full-year 2013 net income was $7.78 million, or 41 cents a share.