ABA Adds Five to Community Bank Benchmark

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Banks based in California, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana and Florida have been added to the Nasdaq index of community institutions Community Banking Feature3 Feature Management M&A Financial Trends ABA News Nasdaq. 1Community Banking

Organizers propose new bank in Ohio

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First Bank of Central Ohio would be based near Columbus, where another group opened a bank last year. FDIC Capital De novo institutions Commercial banking Community banks

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Park National to close 21 branches in Ohio and North Carolina

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The Ohio company said the decision reflects branch overlap and lower customer usage of the locations being shuttered. North Carolina Expense management Branch network Community banking Ohio

SB Financial entering new Ohio market with Edon Bancorp deal

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million in cash for a bank with one branch and a large amount of low-cost deposits. Community banking M&A Growth strategies OhioThe company will pay $15.5

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FDIC approves application for proposed Ohio de novo

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Organizers of Riverside Bank of Dublin will need to raise $18 million before opening. FDIC Capital Community banking Ohio De novo institutions

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Ohio mutual lines up deal for southern Virginia bank

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First Mutual Holding has agreed to buy Martinsville First Savings Bank, which will retain its charter, brand and management team. Community banking M&A Mutual banks

Payments acquisition expected to boost fee income at First Financial

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The Cincinnati bank could add about $30 million a year in noninterest income with its deal for the capital markets firm Bannockburn Global Forex. Community banking M&A Capital markets Ohio

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Community Savings in Ohio Starts Mutual Conversion

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Community Savings in Caldwell, Ohio, has begun the process to convert from a mutual thrift to a stockholder-owned company. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy oh strategic-alternatives community-banking

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United Community to Buy Ohio Legacy

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United Community Financial in Youngstown, Ohio, has agreed to buy Ohio Legacy Corp. breaking_news community-banking oh m-a dealmaking-strategyin North Canton for $40.3 million, or $18 a share, in cash and stock.

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Middlefield Banc in Ohio Raises $11 Million

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in Ohio has raised roughly $11 million through several stock offerings. breaking_news community-bankingMiddlefield Banc Corp.

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First Commonwealth in Pa. to Buy DCB Financial in Ohio

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has agreed to buy DCB Financial in Lewis Center, Ohio, for $106 million in cash and stock. breaking_news community-banking m-a oh pa dealmaking-strategyFirst Commonwealth Financial in Indiana, Pa.,

Farmers National in Ohio to Buy Insurance Agency

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Farmers National Banc in Canfield, Ohio, has agreed to buy Bowers Insurance Agency in Cortland, Ohio. breaking_news oh community-banking m-a dealmaking-strategy

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Call Me! Ohio Bank Chief Shares Mobile Number on Billboard

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Jack Kuntz, president and chief executive at American Savings Bank in Portsmouth, Ohio, recently put his personal cell phone number on a billboard off Interstate 71 in Cincinnati as part of an advertising campaign for his $260 million-asset institution. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy retail-branch-strategies mortgage oh community-banking

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Activist Investor Calls for Sale of Wayne Savings in Ohio

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Wayne Savings Bancshares in Wooster, Ohio, is facing pressure to sell itself just weeks after its CEO resigned. breaking_news community-banking dealmaking-strategy

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Director at Citizens in Ohio Resigns Over Email Server Dispute

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A director at Citizens Independent Bancorp in Logan, Ohio, resigned after members of management chastised him for an email security breach. breaking_news bank-technology security data-breach people corporate-governance oh sailthru-no-lead community-banking

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Lower Fees, Rising Expenses Hamper Profit at Park National in Ohio

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Park National in Newark, Ohio, reporter lower quarterly profit that reflected declines in service charges and higher expenses. breaking_news earnings-community-banks performance oh community-banking

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United Community in Ohio Taps JPMorgan Exec as Tech Chief

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United Community Financial in Youngstown, Ohio, has hired a JPMorgan Chase executive to be in charge of its technology. breaking_news bank-technology people recruitment oh community-banking

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First Defiance to Buy Commercial Savings Bank in Ohio

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First Defiance Financial in Defiance, Ohio, has agreed to pay $63 million for Commercial Bancshares, the $342 million-asset parent of Commercial Savings Bank. breaking_news community-banking m-a oh dealmaking-strategy

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Peoples in Ohio Obtains $15 Million Loan from Raymond James

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Peoples Bancorp in Marietta, Ohio, has obtained a $15 million credit line and has paid off an earlier loan. community-banking capital oh fl dealmaking-strategy

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Civista in Ohio to Report Gain on Loan Recovery

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Civista Bancshares in Sandusky, Ohio, will record a gain of roughly $1.5 breaking_news oh community-bankingmillion in the second quarter after a nonperforming loan was fully repaid.

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DCB Financial in Ohio Combines Chairman, CEO Jobs

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DCB Financial in Lewis Center, Ohio, has given its chief executive the added title of chairman. breaking_news people succession-planning oh community-banking

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First Financial in Ohio Reorganizes Several Leadership Roles

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First Financial Bancorp in Cincinnati has made Brad Ringwald its president of community banking; named Paul Silva the president of investment commercial real estate; tapped Rick Dennen to oversee the company's national lending businesses; and said Roddell McCullough, director of community development, will take on more responsibility helping determine the strategy for that area. breaking_news people corporate-governance oh community-banking

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Credit union to buy Colorado branches from Liberty Savings

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Community banking Credit unions M&A Branch deals Colorado Ohio WyomingBlue Federal Credit Union in Wyoming will also gain about $100 million in deposits.

First Financial in Ohio Converts to State Charter

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First Financial Bancorp in Cincinnati has converted its banking unit from a national charter to a state charter. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy strategic-alternatives oh community-banking

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Banks try pooling resources to help defray AML costs

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Community banking AML Mutual banks North Carolina OhioA North Carolina group is trying to take regulators' cue to work together. A successful effort could encourage others to follow its lead.

Ohio’s slow growth builds consolidation pressure

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State’s banks fight for market, heat up M&A Management Financial Trends CSuite Community Banking. 1Community Banking

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Goodbye and Hello to CFO of United Bancshares in Ohio

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Banks change top executives all the time, but it's rare that one leaves for another venture and simultaneously gets recruited to the board of the bank he or she is leaving. breaking_news people succession-planning oh community-banking

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First Defiance rebrand to reflect recently closed merger

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The Ohio company, which bought United Community Financial in February, will start operating as Premier Bank later this summer. Community banking M&A Branding

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Wayne Savings Bancshares CEO Resigns

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Wayne Savings Bancshares in Wooster, Ohio, is looking for a new CEO. oh people succession-planning community-banking

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Park National to Pay $500,000 to Settle Lingering Accounting Probe

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Park National in Newark, Ohio, has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that its loan-loss accounting underplayed credit problems at a troubled acquisition. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy m-a enforcement oh fl community-banking

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Huntington Unveils Jobs and Lending Plan for Its Hometown

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Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, said it plans to add 1,000 jobs by 2024 at a new office complex in Columbus and lend $300 million to low- and moderate-income communities in the city over the next five years. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy marketplace-lending commercial-lending small-business oh community-banking national-regional

BankUnited Expands Small Business Finance to Three New States

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The $25 billion-asset company said in a press release Tuesday that BankUnited Small Business Finance is now making loans in Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin. breaking_news marketplace-lending sba small-business commercial-lending fl oh wa wi community-banking

Sometimes It Pays to Revisit a Busted Merger Deal

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Ohio Legacy in North Canton viewed FirstMerit’s sale to Huntington as a motivator find a buyer of its own. It turned to United Community, an institution it had talked to on two other occasions. community-banking consolidation m-a capital strategic-alternatives oh dealmaking-strategy

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21. Karen Glenn, First United Bank and Trust Co.

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Last year, First United Bank and Trust CEO Karen Glenn made her boldest move to date with a deal to acquire the $85 million-asset Bank of Ohio County in Beaver Dam, Ky. womenin-banking community-banking national-regionalWith that deal, the first in its 20-year history, First United boosted its assets by nearly 45%, to $275 million.

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FirstMerit Went to Great Lengths to Find a Buyer

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FirstMerit reached out to a foreign bank last fall in an effort to negotiate a sale, but the Ohio company eventually agreed to sell itself to Huntington Bancshares for $3.4 breaking_news community-banking national-regional consolidation strategic-alternatives performance m-a dealmaking-strategybillion.

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