First Financial Bancorp in Cincinnati said late Tuesday that it expects to report increases in net chargeoffs and past-due loans when it releases its fourth-quarter and full-year results next month.

Citing the weakening economy and rising unemployment in its markets, the $3.5 billion-asset First Financial said it expects to report full-year net chargeoffs of $12 million to $13 million. Last year it reported $6 million.

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