Corp 'feeling the heat' and playing the blame-game perhaps.
I find it all together odd
that, many branches in many towns 'decided' to post, simultaneously.
Or perhaps, it's how portions of Ohio was settled. British agreed with Indians, no settlers past a certain point. Settlers came in on their own accord, no Gov't. backup . Indians complained to British, who said 'we didn't tell them to do that'...with a smile.
In any event the removal of deposits or promise of same is an unfortunate last resort if a disagreement happens over any bank policy.