Peoples Bancorp Inc. (“Peoples”) (Nasdaq: PEBO), parent company of Peoples Bank, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. and Premier’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Premier Bank, Inc. and Citizens Deposit Bank & Trust, Inc. The acquisition became effective as of the close of business on September 17. Peoples and Premier first announced that they had entered into an agreement to merge on March 29, of this year.
An Appalachian Regional Commission grant of $50,000 was awarded to the Braxton County Development Authority last Thursday for the Trail Town Plan for the Elk River Rail Trail System project. In partnership with the Elk River Trail Foundation, Inc., the Braxton County Development Authority will inventory tourism infrastructure and identify community assets along the 50- plus-mile Elk River Trail system in Braxton, Clay, and Kanawha counties. In addition to identifying potential tourism infrastructure improvements, project activities will include the development of strategies to support business development in the area and the creation of an overall plan with both community- and regional-level goals and objectives.
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Local group recognized during WVARSE Week
Former educators and school employees across the Mountain State are celebration West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees week from September 20-24.
One of the highlights of last Friday’s regular Braxton County Commission meeting came following a presentation by Becky Conrad representing Mountaineer Food Bank. Conrad stated that Hunger Action Month was a statewide and national movement to bring attention to food insecurity in local communities and to engage the public in action – including volunteering, social media shares and donation to help end hunger. .