Business in brief

Chamber to recognize community leaders

BOARDMAN – The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber today will recognize local business and community leaders during its annual Salute to Business breakfast.

Thomas E. Mosure, president of ms consultants, is being recognized as Business Professional of the Year.

Also being honored is William D. Kutlick of Kutlick Realty as Business Advocate of the Year; James Sutman, president of Golden String, as Entrepreneur of the year; Suzanne Barbati, president and executive director of OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology as Non-Profit Professional of the Year; and Jaladah Aslam, staff representative, AFSCME Ohio Council 8, AFL-CIO in a Salute to Labor Achievement.

Dr. Jay Gershen, president of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University, is the scheduled featured speaker for the breakfast event scheduled for Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Centre in Boardman.

Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

DETROIT – Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.

The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires. The recall was prompted by seven reports of the problem. Service centers will replace the vent line with one that has a filter on the end. They’ll also replace gas tanks if necessary.

The problem hasn’t caused any accidents or injuries in the U.S., Suzuki said in documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Owners will be notified this month. Those with questions can call Suzuki customer service at (800) 934-0934.

American Suzuki Motor Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November of 2012 and stopped selling automobiles in the U.S.

First Niles, Cortland stocks unchanged

First Niles Financial shares remained unchanged in trading Wednesday, closing at $9. Cortland Bancorp also was unchanged at $12.55 a share.

Staff, wire reports