Preston Named OVB Senior Vice President
November 3, 2023
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va.—Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of Christopher L. Preston to Senior Vice President, Growth Strategist, Ohio Valley Bank, and Vice President of Ohio Valley Banc Corp.
Ohio Valley Banc Corp. Reports Third Quarter Earnings
October 26, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [NASDAQ: OVBC
] (the "Company") reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, of $2,251,000.00 a decrease from the same period the prior year.
OVB joins ABA’s Banks Never Ask That campaign
Oct. 18, 2023
Keeping our customers’ personal financial information safe and protected is a top priority here at Ohio Valley Bank. To help raise awareness on the best practices customers can take to further protect their sensitive information from online scams, we have once again joined the American Bankers Association’s Banks Never Ask That campaign.
OVBC announces cash dividend
October 17, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – On Tuesday Oct. 17, 2023, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC
] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per common share payable on Nov. 10, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 27, 2023.
OVB lender puts Community First
Sept. 13 2023
Ohio Valley Bank’s Carrie Dugan not only prioritizes her customers, but she also takes the bank’s Community First mission to heart. Dugan, an associate consumer loan officer based at the OVB Offices in Oak Hill and Jackson, has worked in the banking industry for eight years.
Dugan, a graduate of Jackson High School, brings a local connection to the area. She earned her bachelor’s in business management from Truett McConnell University, where she discovered her love of numbers and lending. She joined the OVB team in 2022 as she longed to work for a local bank that also places emphasis on community involvement, which perfectly aligns with her passion to serve others.
OVBC Announces Extension of Stock Buyback Program
Aug. 15, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] (the “Company”) announced the Board of Directors has authorized the extension date of its existing stock buyback program to August 31, 2024.
Save with Ohio, W.Va. Sales Tax Holidays
Aug. 4, 2023
While we are still in summer mode and enjoying our area fairs, soon it will be time to send the kids back to school. Shopping for school supplies can be costly for many families. Thankfully this weekend provides a good opportunity to save on back to school shopping with the Sales Tax Holidays in both Ohio and West Virginia.
In Ohio, the tax-free weekend kicked off at midnight today and runs through 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 6. West Virginia’s tax-free weekend also began today and will run through 11:59 p.m. this Monday, Aug. 7.
OVBC reports second quarter earnings
July 27, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] (the “Company”) reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, of $3,249,000, an increase of $1,250,000 from the same period the prior year.
OVBC announces dividend
July 18, 2023
GALLIPOLIS - On July 18, 2023, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC
] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per common share payable on Aug. 10, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 28, 2023.
Swain named OVB president, western division
July 17, 2023
WAVERLY – Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of Rick Swain to president, western division. Swain was also named vice president of the Ohio Valley Banc Corp.
Swain celebrated 30 years with the company in May. Prior to joining OVB’s lending team, where he has spent the majority of his career, Swain worked as a commercial teller and safe deposit box coordinator/vault attendant. In 1994, Swain was promoted to the loan officer position at the OVB Waverly Office.
Lambert promoted to branch operations manager
July 3, 2023
Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of McKenna Lambert.
Lambert was named branch operations manager of the OVB Wellston Office. She began her career working as a customer service representative at the OVB Jackson Office. During her OVB career, Lambert has willingly taken on various responsibilities. She also co-founded Team OVB, which works to support the bank’s Community First mission as well as employees.
OVB Waverly debuts new location
June 26, 2023
WAVERLY, Ohio - Ohio Valley Bank’s Waverly Office has now moved to a new location. The new office, located at 197 East Emmitt Ave. in Waverly, was completely renovated prior to the move. The 5,000 square foot facility offers additional space as well as more modern features.
To celebrate the new location, OVB will host a grand opening event 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 28.
OVB bankers graduate from leadership institute
May 30, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Two Ohio Valley Bank employees recently graduated from the Bank Leadership Institute, a two year program hosted by the Ohio Bankers League (OBL).
Ben Pewitt, OVB vice president, business development commercial banking group, and Joel Elliott, OVB Jackson Pike Office branch operations manager, were among several bankers across the state of Ohio to graduate from the prestigious program.
Bevens promoted to OVB officer
May 26, 2023
WAVERLY – Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of David “Skymr” Bevens.
Bevens was promoted to OVB assistant cashier, residential lending manager. In this role, Bevens will primarily focus on increasing the real estate portfolio in the Pike County market. He began his career as a loan officer at OVB’s Waverly Office in 2017. Prior to joining the OVB lending team, Bevens served as the youth and family programs director of the Pike County YMCA.
OVB announces 2023 4-H Scholars
May 23, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Beau Johnson, Jaidyn Patrick, Sofia Salisbury, Sydney Hairston, Trenton Morrissey, Jenna Lewis, and Apphia Welker were named the 2023 recipients of the Ohio Valley Bank 4-H Scholarship. To date, the bank has helped 254 4-H members pay for college through the program.
OVBC announces special cash dividend
May 17, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – On Wednesday, May 17, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC
] Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.15 per common share payable on June 10, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 30, 2023.
Ohio Valley Banc Corp. Reports 1st Quarter Earnings
April 27, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio—Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] (the “Company”) reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, of $3,908,000, a decrease of $217,000, or 5.3%, from the same period the prior year. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2023 were $.82, compared to $.87 for the first quarter of 2022. Return on average assets and return on average equity were 1.28% and 11.85%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2023, versus 1.34% and 11.78%, respectively, for the same period the prior year.
OVB celebrates Teach Children to Save campaign
April 26, 2023
April might mean spring and sunshine after a long winter, but it is also celebrated as financial literacy month! As part of financial literacy month, the American Bankers Association Foundation also hosts Teach Children to Save Day, which takes place tomorrow, April 27.
Ohio Valley Bank has participated in the Teach Children to Save initiative for several years and has once again joined the campaign.
OVBC announces cash dividend
April 18, 2023
On April 18, 2023, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC
] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per common share payable on May 10, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 28, 2023. The directors and management of Ohio Valley Banc Corp. were excited to deliver the news of this increase in the quarterly dividend.
OVB announces officer promotions
April 4, 2023
Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotions of Terri Camden and Jody Stapleton.
Camden was named OVB vice president, director of human resources. She began her career at the bank in 1998 working as a teller at the OVB Rio Grande office. Camden accepted a role in the bank’s human resources department in 2001, where she worked as a payroll specialist. She has since held a variety of other positions within the department.
OVB debuts Western Local Schools Community First card
March 31, 2023
Waverly, Ohio – On Friday, March 31, Ohio Valley Bank launched a new design in the bank’s Community First debit card lineup.
The new card showcases Western Local Schools, located in Pike County, Ohio. The card features the school’s mascot.
Show your valentine love by planning financial future
February 14, 2023
Happy Valentine’s Day! This holiday might be viewed by some as a scheme to sell more greeting cards and overpriced candy. Other folks probably enjoy the cheesy romance of it all. Whether or not you plan to celebrate or are just looking forward to the discounted chocolate on Feb. 15, Valentine’s Day can be a valuable time to have important financial discussions with your partner.
Ohio Valley Bank supports Holzer Heritage Foundation
February 9, 2023
GALLIPOLIS – Ohio Valley Bank recently donated $30,000 to the Holzer Heritage Foundation.
The Holzer Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization overseen by a board of directors composed of local citizens. Through donations, the foundation works to advance health services, programs, education and facilities that benefit the local area.
Save with the Welcome Home Program
February 7, 2023
Ohio Valley Bank lenders are currently accepting applications for the Welcome Home Program.
Through the Welcome Home Program, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (FHLB Cincinnati) offers grants of up to $15,000 for honorably discharged veterans, surviving spouses of military personnel and active duty military homebuyers to assist with both down payment and closing costs. In addition, the program offers up to $10,000 for other income eligible homebuyers.
OVB donates $25K to Gallia Community Foundation
February 3, 2023
GALLIPOLIS – Ohio Valley Bank recently donated $25,000 to the Gallia Community Foundation.
Through the bank’s Community First mission, OVB is dedicated to supporting the areas they serve. This mission is closely aligned to what the Gallia Community Foundation is working to accomplish in the area. The foundation’s goal is to enrich the community, improve the standard of living and preserve the unique culture of the community.
OVB donates $25K to Mason Co. Veterans Memorial
January 30, 2023
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – Ohio Valley Bank recently donated $25,000 to the Mason County Veterans Memorial.
The memorial will be located adjacent to the Bridge of Honor in Mason. Groundbreaking for the memorial took place in November. Mario Liberatore, president, Ohio Valley Bank West Virginia, said he was pleased to see the bank contribute to the project as showing support to veterans is very important to him personally.
OVB debuts Dawson Bryant Local Schools Community First card
January 27, 2023
IRONTON, Ohio – On Friday, Jan. 27, Ohio Valley Bank launched a new design in the bank’s Community First debit card lineup.
The new card showcases Dawson Bryant Local Schools in Lawrence County, Ohio. The card features a vintage mascot.
OVBC reports 4th quarter and record fiscal year earnings for 2022
January 26, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] (the “Company”) reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, of $3,524,000, an increase of $1,220,000, or 53.0%, from the same period the prior year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2022 were $.74 compared to $.48 for the prior year fourth quarter.
OVB donates $10K to Meigs County Foundation
January 19, 2023
Ohio Valley Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Meigs County Foundation. Through the foundation’s partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund, the bank’s donation was doubled.
OVBC Announces Cash Dividend
January 17, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — On January 17, 2023, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.21 per common share payable on February 10, 2023, to shareholders of record as the close of business on January 27, 2023.
OVB unveils new Buckeye Hills Career Center debit card design
November 18, 2022
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – On Friday, Nov. 18, Ohio Valley Bank launched a new design for the Buckeye Hills Career Center Community First debit card.
The new design reflects the updated branding of Buckeye Hills Career Center.
OVB Spotlight: Veterans Action Committee
November 10, 2022
To express our gratitude as well as help local veterans, the Ohio Valley Bank Veterans Action Committee was created. In this special edition of OVB Spotlight, learn why veterans mean so much to members of the committee.
OVB unveils new Gallia Academy debit card designs
November 4, 2022
Today Ohio Valley Bank added two new Gallia Academy designs to their Community First debit card program. One design features the official blue devil logo, while the other proudly displays the blue angel logo.
Ohio Valley Bank checking account holders can choose to upgrade the look of their debit card to the Blue Devil or Blue Angel design for $10, with $5 being donated back to the school’s athletics program. The new designs are available starting today at all Ohio Valley Bank locations. In most cases, the card number will not change due to a design upgrade.
OVBC Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings
October 28, 2022
Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC
] [Nasdaq: OVBC] (the “Company”) reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, of $3,690,000, an increase of $654,000, or 21.5%, from the same period the prior year. Earnings per share for the third quarter of 2022 were $.77 compared to $.63 for the prior year third quarter.
OVB joins ABA Foundation for Get Smart About Credit campaign
October 20, 2022
It might be spooky season, but that doesn’t mean your finances should scare you. As an effort to promote healthy financial habits for youth, Ohio Valley Bank is once again participating in the American Banker’s Association’s (ABA) Get Smart About Credit Campaign.
While today is Get Smart About Credit Day, we are celebrating the annual initiative throughout the fall season.
OVBC announces cash dividend
October 18, 2022
On Oct. 18, 2022, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC
] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.21 per common share payable on Nov. 10, 2022, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 28, 2022.
OVB Ironton opens with ribbon cutting ceremony
October 3, 2022
Terri Taylor, Lawrence County Region Manager, Ohio Valley Bank (OVB), recently announced the opening of a full-service bank branch in Ironton. This newest OVB office is located in the Ironton Hills Plaza and is the bank’s 17th location.
OVB announces Copley promotion
September 27, 2022
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of John Copley to OVB assistant vice president, collections manager.
Shawn Siders, OVB senior vice president, chief credit officer, described Copley as being prepared to take on his new role.
OVB announces compliance promotions
September 23, 2022
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Ohio Valley Bank recently announced promotions within the bank’s compliance department.
Andrew Hudson was promoted to OVB vice president, senior compliance officer, CRA, privacy and fair lending officer. In this role, Hudson will oversee the bank’s compliance team. Ryan Jones, OVB chief operating and risk officer, described Hudson as being ready to tackle his new responsibilities.
OVB announces McNeal promotion
September 19, 2022
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Ohio Valley Bank recently announced the promotion of Trevor McNeal IT Specialist II.
McNeal began his career in the OVB IT Department in 2020. Frank Davison, OVB senior vice president, operations, described McNeal as a hard worker who continually strives to learn and expand his job skills.
Jump into fall fun with local events
September 16, 2022
The air is getting a bit cooler, which can only mean one thing: autumn is right around the corner. Our area offers a variety of festive fall events, which begin this weekend.
In Point Pleasant, W.Va., the legend of the Mothman takes center stage with the Mothman Festival. The annual event was on hiatus for two years due to the pandemic, but will return in full force this year with vendors, a 5K run, hayrides and more. The majority of events take place in downtown Point Pleasant on Main St. this Saturday and Sunday. For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.mothmanfestival.com/.