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Victor H. Weaver Appointed President and CEO

Rachel D. Miller Promoted to Executive Vice President

APRIL 2021: The Board of Directors of The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. is pleased to announce a transition in leadership that will leverage the strong capabilities of its executive team, providing continuity in management and underscoring the Company’s focus on the long-term growth of the Bank.

With the retirement of Craig A. Lawhead on March 31, 2021 as CEO, the Board of Directors have appointed Victor Weaver as President and CEO. Weaver began his banking career at The Killbuck Savings Bank in 1993 and has held various leadership roles within the organization. Born and raised in Holmes County and contributing to the Bank’s success for over 27 years, the Board of Directors believe he is the right executive to lead the Bank in the years ahead, as Weaver’s breadth of experience, love of community, and understanding and insights of the industry will be instrumental in achieving the future growth of the organization.  Vic and his wife, Tammy, reside in Benton and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. 

Additionally, Rachel D. Miller has been promoted to Executive Vice President.  Mrs. Miller joined the bank in 2002.  As a West Holmes graduate, she began her career while attending Malone College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration. She has held several positions within the Bank and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer.  The Board is confident in Rachel’s abilities, as a member of executive management, to lead the Bank into the future.  Mrs. Miller currently serves on the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She resides in Millersburg with her husband, Joe, and their three children.   

“Mr. Weaver and Mrs. Miller are proven leaders of the Bank and their common sense and forward looking approach will only improve our bank for years to come,” said Craig Lawhead, retiring CEO.

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January 2021- Vic Weaver, President of The Killbuck Savings Bank Company is pleased to announce that Angela “Angie” S. Miller has accepted the position of Commercial Loan Officer at our Berlin office.  Ms. Miller began her banking career in 1999 here at The Killbuck Savings Bank. Rejoining the lending team at The Killbuck Savings Bank is like “coming home” said Miller.  

Angie brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with expertise in commercial lending relationship management and business development. “Her relationship management skills, business and financial acumen as well as her desire to exceed customers’ expectations, coincide very nicely with our bank,” said Mr. Weaver.    

With an unwavering dedication to serving her community, Ms. Miller is the Fiscal Officer for Auburn Township, she serves on the Garaway Youth Girls Softball Board, Ragersville PTO, the Garaway Pirate Power Pack program, is the Garaway Girls Golf Coach, and volunteers with the Sugarcreek Business Association.  She is a firm believer that volunteering allows you to connect with your community and make it a better place. 

She, her husband, and their three children reside in Sugarcreek.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family camping, playing golf, and supporting her family in their extracurricular activities.

Killbuck, OH - January 2022:  BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, congratulates The Killbuck Savings Bank Co., Killbuck, Ohio on its 122nd consecutive 5-Star Rating. To earn this top rating, the bank must excel under a rigorous, independent analysis of its financial condition. And The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. has done so continuously since December 1991. Only banks, like The Killbuck Savings Bank Co., that have earned this top rating for 100 consecutive quarters (or longer) can call themselves a “Best of Bauer Bank”.

How do they continue to perform so well during these difficult times? We asked Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, for her insight. “The Killbuck Savings Bank Co., and other community banks like it, are uniquely positioned to help local people and businesses when times are unpredictable,” she reflected. “As an integral part of the community, community bankers have the intimate knowledge of exactly how given circumstances may affect neighbors and friends. That knowledge, combined with the ability to think, act and react locally, means that decisions can be made faster and implemented in the best manner possible for the community.”

The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.’s personal interest in the people and communities it serves has been on full display since its inception in 1900. The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. is a source of strength and stability for the community, and has been for 122 years. No matter what circumstances they are facing, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.’s friendly and caring staff is always ready to lend a hand, whether at the branch, by phone or on their website:  killbuckbank.com.

The Killbuck Savings Bank“Community Banking. It's what we do. It's who we are. Every single day.”   

Bank and Credit Union data compiled from financial data for the period noted, as reported to federal regulators. The financial data obtained from these sources is consistently reliable, although; the accuracy and completeness of the data cannot be guaranteed by BauerFinancial, Inc. Since 1983, BauerFinancial has relied upon this data in its judgment and in rendering its opinion (e.g. determination of star ratings). BauerFinancial, Inc. is not a financial advisor; it is an independent bank research firm. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.


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June 2022, Ohio--   Victor Weaver, President and CEO, of The Killbuck Savings Bank, is pleased to announce that Scott D. Morgan has joined the Wayne County Lending Team, and will be serving as Vice President, Mortgage Lender based at the Kidron location of The Killbuck Savings Bank.  “We are extremely pleased to welcome Scott to our Mortgage Lending team and look forward to his contributions in expanding our presence in the Kidron area,” said Weaver. 

Morgan has 29 years of experience in the financial services and mortgage lending relationship management fields.  He is an accomplished sales executive that is looking forward to assisting Killbuck Savings Bank customers with their Mortgage Lending needs.  “I embrace the opportunity to utilize my experience to deliver outstanding service and mortgage products to Killbuck Savings Bank customers,” said Mr. Morgan.

Scott is active in the community and currently is a board member of  the Home Builders Association of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Wayne County Housing, Inc., and Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.  He is a member of the Wayne County Housing Coalition and the Wayne Holmes Association of Realtors, where he was awarded the Hall of Fame affiliate in 2018.

He and his wife, Raquel, have five children and have been Wayne County residents for more than 30 years. He is an avid OSU fan and enjoys camping and spending time with his family. Visit Scott today at The Killbuck Savings Bank at the Kidron location 13253 Emerson Road or call him at 330-857-0395.

About The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.

Killbuck Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. of Killbuck, Ohio, which provides retail banking services to individuals and area businesses.

Founded in 1900, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. offers personal banking products, such as checking and saving accounts; personal lending products that include home equity, construction, and personal loans; credit cards; E-banking services, such as online and mobile banking, and bill payment services. Business lending products include commercial real estate, business, and agricultural loans, business credit cards, and business lines of credit.

For twenty-six consecutive years, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. has held a 5-Star rating by Bauer Financial. A 5-Star bank rating, meaning the Bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality, and much more. This makes The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. one of the strongest community banks in the nation.

With $770 million in assets and over 130 employees, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. specializes in “community banking” and currently operates eleven full-service locations.

August 2022, Ohio--   Mr. Vic Weaver, President, and CEO of The Killbuck Savings Bank, recently announced the appointment of Lee Fitzsimmons as Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer at the Kidron location.   

Fitzsimmons’ brings 40 years of financial experience and knowledge to his new role at Killbuck Savings Bank. He has earned a reputation in the community as a respected banker who demonstrates care and compassion for his customers.    “We are pleased to welcome Lee to our Commercial Banking team and look forward to his contributions in expanding our presence in Kidron and the surrounding Wayne County area,” said Weaver.   

In the community, Lee serves on the Holmes County Economic Development Council and volunteers at the Fredericksburg Community Library. He and his wife, Jackie are lifelong residents of Wayne County and have one son, Sean. Lee is an avid historian, especially regarding history surrounding the railroad systems.  He and his family enjoy camping, hiking and searching for old, abandoned towns.     

When asked, why Killbuck Savings Bank?  His reply was simple - “they value the same things I value, local people, local decisions, local commitment.  I look forward to continuing to assist the businesses in Wayne County as I have for the past 20 years,” said Fitzsimmons.  Although he is based out of the Kidron office of the bank, his preference is to meet with his customers at their home or business believing that it provides him with a richer perspective of their goals.  His dedication to his customers is reflected in the fact that his cell phone continues to be the best way to reach him at 330-464-7500.

About The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.

Killbuck Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. of Killbuck, Ohio, which provides retail banking services to individuals and businesses.

Founded in 1900, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. offers personal banking products, such as checking and saving accounts; personal lending products that include home equity, construction, and personal loans; credit cards; E-banking services, such as online and mobile banking, and bill payment services. Business lending products include commercial real estate, business, and agricultural loans, business credit cards, and business lines of credit.

For more than twenty-five consecutive years, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. has held a 5-Star rating by Bauer Financial. A 5-Star bank rating, meaning the Bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality, and much more. This makes The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. one of the strongest community banks in the nation.

With $766 million in assets and over 130 employees, The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. specializes in “community banking” and currently operates eleven full-service locations.

For more information, please visit killbuckbank.com.