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Sheetz recognized

by USA Today awards

Sheetz has been named a “Best Regional Fast Food” by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.

Chosen by a panel of experts and then voted on by readers, the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards for Best Regional Fast Food includes the best fast food that “should be nationwide” but is only available in a specific state or surrounding region.

“First and foremost, thank you to our loyal fans and Sheetz freakz who voted us one of the best regional fast food chains in America. Our goal is to give customers what they want, how they want it and when they want it, which is why we have an expansive menu of great-tasting, Made-to-Order food and awesome specialty coffee drinks,”said Ryan Sheetz, assistant vice president of brand at Sheetz, in a statement.

Sheetz was the only convenience store to be named “Best Regional Fast Food” by USA Today’s 10Best.

NORFOLK, Va.

Norfolk Southern announces regular quarterly dividend

Norfolk Southern on Tuesday announced the regular quarterly dividend of 86 cents per share on its common stock, payable on June 10 to shareholders of record on May 3.

Since its inception in 1982, Norfolk Southern has paid dividends on its common stock for 147 consecutive quarters.

Norfolk Southern will announce its first-quarter results Thursday morning.

INDIANA

First Commonwealth announces financial results

First Commonwealth Financial Corp. said net income for the first quarter of 2019 was $24.6 million, resulting in earnings per share of 25 cents, as compared with net income of $23.3 million, or 24 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2018.

First Commonwealth Financial Corp. is a financial services company with 137 community banking offices in 22 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and throughout Ohio.

PITTSBURGH

F.N.B. Corp. reports

first quarter earnings

F.N.B. Corp. reported earnings for the first quarter of 2019 with net income available to common stockholders of $92.1 million, or 28 cents per share.

Comparatively, first quarter of 2018 net income a totaled $84.8 million, or 26 cents per share.

On an operating basis, first quarter of 2019 earnings per share (non-GAAP) was 29 cents, excluding $1.6 million in branch consolidation costs.

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