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Northwest Bancshares announces earnings

WARREN — Northwest Bancshares Inc. said net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $33.4 million, or 31 cents per share. This is an increase of $5.7 million, or 20.5%, compared to the same quarter last year.

The board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per share payable on Nov. 15 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 1. This is the 100th consecutive quarter in which the company has paid a cash dividend.

Program raises $967,681 for 4-H youth nationwide

Donations collected during a 12-day campaign will send 4-H youth to camps and other hands-on programming.

Tractor Supply Co. customers and team members raised $967,681 for the National 4-H Council during this year’s Fall Paper Clover campaign. Because of the campaign’s success, thousands of 4-H youth across the nation will be able to attend camps and other hands-on programs.

The fall Paper Clover campaign, which ran from Oct. 9-20, followed the 2019 Spring Paper Clover campaign running from March 27-April 7. Total funds raised for 4-H in Tractor Supply’s 2019 Paper Clover Campaign were more than $1.8 million.

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