WesBanco earnings rise in first quarter
WesBanco Inc. based in Wheeling, W.Va., said earnings for the first quarter rose 13 percent from a year ago to $25.89 million, up from $22.87 million. Per-share profits slipped to 59 cents, down from 60 cents, reflecting more shares outstanding in the most recent period. Net interest income, essentially profits on loans, increased 18 percent to $70.72 million. Fee income also rose 18 percent, to $22.88 million. Figures for the most recent period include results from Your Community Bankshares based in Indiana, which WesBanco acquired in September.