Banking & Finance

Mercer County Bank Opens First Office in Hermitage

HERMITAGE, Pa. – A focus on service and customer relationships is what the Mercer County State Bank offers the Shenango Valley, Assistant Vice President Cathy Beatrice said Tuesday. “When you work with a person you stay with that person. It is old-style relationship banking.” Beatrice is in charge of branch banking. The Mercer County State Bank […]

PNC Declares Cash Dividend of 75 Cents

PITTSBURGH – PNC Financial Services Group announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 75 cents per common share. The dividend is payable Nov. 5 to shareholders of record Oct. 17. In the second quarter, PNC reported net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.10 per common share. The board also […]

Seven Seventeen, Credit Union One Complete Merger

WARREN, Ohio — Seven Seventeen Credit Union has completed  its acquisition of Credit Union One in North Jackson. The merger took effect Oct. 1. By adding the 2,600 members of Credit Union One, and its $12.5 million in assets, Seven Seventeen now has more than 76,000 members and $962.5 million in assets. It is the […]

Chemical Bank Donates 10K for Second Harvest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank presented a $10,000 check for the warehouse expansion at Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.   “With this donation through our Chemical Bank Foundation, we can support Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley in their warehouse expansion to accommodate more food for the needy families in our community. I’m […]

Toot, Dougherty and Howard Join Home Savings Team

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings Bank is expanding its commercial lending team with the hiring of three professionals: Josh Toot, Kevin Dougherty and Dave Howard. They will focus on developing the bank’s commercial loan portfolio in the Mahoning Valley by providing customized solutions for businesses and creating new relationships. All have experience in the market […]

Chemical Bank Gives $5K to Women in Entrepreneurship

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has donated $5,000 to the Youngstown Business Incubator to support its Women in Entrepreneurship program. “We are honored to support the women in our community through this donation,” said Bob Kempe, vice president and commercial group manager for Chemical Bank. “With this support, the Youngstown Edison Incubator Corp. will be able […]

PNC Tops J.D. Power’s Customer Satisfaction Study

COSTA MESA, Calif. – PNC Bank ranked No. 1 in the J.D. Power 2017 National Bank Satisfaction Study, edging out Chase Bank by one point. The study released today, provides a comprehensive view of customer experience with all bank product lines for the six national banks in the U.S., which account for 45% of total […]

How to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

PITTSBURGH — If you believe your personal data may have been exposed, PNC Financial Services Group recommends steps to protect yourself, and carefully watch for identity theft and phishing attempts. If you’ve never taken the time to do an internet search on yourself, you just may be surprised about how many details of your life […]

PNC Experts: Sunny Outlook for Economic Growth

PITTSBURGH — After eight years of economic expansion, PNC economic and investment experts say the United States economy is in the “seventh inning” of a potentially record-long expansion. In a post published Thursday on the bank’s website, Stuart Hoffman, PNC senior economic adviser, and Bill Stone, PNC chief investment officer,  note the economy has achieved […]


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