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Banking & Finance: Mortgage Demand Rises with Economy | June 26, 2015

Mortgage Demand Rises with Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The growing demand for mortgages, especially among first-time buyers, and home-equity lines of credit reflect both increased consumer confidence and a healthier economy, bankers say. “We are seeing an increase in first-time home buyers,” says John Lacy, Mahoning Valley sales manager for Huntington Bank. “Buyers are aggressive and plentiful.” Home-equity loans at […]

Banking & Finance: Acquisition of 1st NC Bank Strengthens Farmers’ Hand | June 25, 2015

Acquisition of 1st NC Bank Strengthens Farmers’ Hand

CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Banc Corp. will provide customers of Tri-State First Banc Inc. with financial services that Tri-State exited late last year, said the president and CEO of Farmers, Kevin J. Helmick, most notably wealth management and insurance. Farmers and Tri-State, holding company for 1st National Community Bank of East Liverpool, announced their […]