AKRON, Ohio -- First Bancorp of Ohio declared a 2-for-1 stock split payable Sept. 13 to shareholders of record on Aug. 30.

The company also declared a 23.5 cent dividend on postsplit shares with the same pay and record dates.

The new rate is equivalent to 47 cents on the presplit shares, a 9% increase from the 43 cents the company had been paying. The brief were compiled from staff and wire reports.

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