Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Tristate business summary

Fiorini trial moved to Dayton

The May 17 fraud trial of George Fiorini will take place in Dayton instead of Cincinnati, a federal judge has ruled. Fiorini, accused of fraud, money laundering and income tax evasion, asked that the trial be moved from Cincinnati because of extensive news coverage.

Comair to add Sioux Falls flights

Comair will add a new route to Sioux Falls, S.D., this summer. The Erlanger-based regional carrier will operate three round-trip flights daily from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport starting in late July. It will be the first nonstop service to Sioux Falls from here.

LCNB declares stock dividend

LCNB Corp., the parent of Lebanon Citizens National Bank, has declared a stock dividend. The Lebanon-based company will issue one share of stock for each share owned to shareholders of record April 20. The dividend will be paid April 30. The bank has 18 branches in Warren, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Clinton counties.

First Financial open in Maineville

First Financial Bank has opened a branch in the Shoppes of Grandin at 6050 S. Ohio 48 in Maineville. First Financial's Rivers Bend branch is its first to feature online banking and Web access as well as a coffee shop. It gives Hamilton-based First Financial 35 locations in Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Preble counties in Ohio and in Boone County, Ky.

Labor secretary reschedules visit

Labor Secretary Elaine Chao canceled a Tuesday visit to Northside to discuss health care issues with small businesses when her plane developed mechanical problems before leaving Washington D.C., a spokeswoman said. She will reschedule.

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