Consumers dividend

Consumers dividend

MINERVA

The board of directors of Consumers Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Consumers National Bank, declared a quarterly dividend Wednesday on the outstanding shares of the corporation’s common stock, in the amount of $0.12 per share.

The dividend is payable June 14 to stockholders of record at the close of business May 28.

Anyone interested in purchasing Consumers Bancorp stock may contact Shareholder Relations at 330-868-9034, or visit www.ConsumerBancorp.com.

Fracking study

PITTSBURGH

A new study has found that natural-gas drilling, or fracking, hasn’t contaminated drinking-water wells in Arkansas. But researchers say the geology there is more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas of shale-gas drilling, such as Pennsylvania.

Duke University professor Avner Vengosh says the team “didn’t see any contamination” in an area of heavy drilling in north-central Arkansas. Members of the U.S. Geological Survey also were part of the study, which examined 127 drinking-water wells for evidence of pollution from methane gas or chemicals.

Selected local stocks

STOCK, DIVIDENDCLOSECHANGE

Aqua America, .70, 32.48 —.25

Avalon Holdings,3.54.00

Clear Channel, .61 32.61 —.84

Cortland Bancorp, 10.30.00

Farmers Nat., .126.45 —.01

First Energy, 2.20, 43.10—.10

FirstMerit Corp., .64,17.95 .02

First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00

First Place Fin., .0019.00

FNB Corp., .48,11.71.05

General Motors,32.39.08

General Electric, .76,23.25.01

Motors Liquidation, .0422.00

Huntington Bank, .20, 7.60—.10

JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,50.98—.11

Key Corp, .20,10.57—.06

LaFarge, 17.36 .05

Macy’s, .80, 47.87—.70

Parker Hannifin, 1.72, 97.63—.20

PNC, 1.76,70.47—.38

RTI Intl. Metals,28.28—.48

Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,177.65—1.97

Stoneridge 9.97 .22

United Community Fin. 3.76—.05

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

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