About Us

Our History

1853       Morrow National Bank was formed in Morrow, Ohio by James Couden, making it one of the oldest
               banks in Ohio.

1935       The First National Bank of Morrow resulted from the merger of Morrow National Bank and another
               national bank located in Morrow.

1956       Paul Herdman, the former Chairman of the Board, joined the Board of Directors.  He became the
               bank President, nine years later.

1959       During a devastating flood in January, (the bank had also been flooded in the great floods of 1913)
               Bowman and Beuford Conner, who were Bank employees,  waded through freezing, waist deep water
               to save the records of the bank.

1963       The main office was moved to Morrow Plaza, which became the center of retail in the community.

1976       A new main office was opened at Colony Square in Lebanon.

1992       Jillora Summers succeeded Mr. Herdman as President of the bank

2000       Two 7-day a week banking centers were opened in Biggs stores.

2003       The Mason Banking Center was opened on Mason-Montgomery Rd.

2004       1st Online, Internet banking was introduced to 1st National Bank customers.

2005       Banking centers opened in the new Wal-Mart stores at, West Chester and Lebanon.  1st  OnCall,
               the automated telephone banking was introduced.

2006       1st National Bank passed $100 million in assets.  The banking center in the Eastgate Wal-Mart
               opened bringing the total number of banking locations to 14.  The Administrative offices moved
               to a brand new building located at 1160 E. Main St. in Lebanon.  Digital images replaced checks
               for bank and client record keeping.

2007       Estatements were introduced so that customers could receive their statements and check images
               via electronic mail.

2010       Remote Deposit Capture was introduced to our business customers.  Business customers who
               qualify can now remotely send their deposits to the bank electronically.   1st National Bank opened
               the Mortgage Lending office at their Mason location. 

2011       Mobile Money was introduced to 1st National Bank customers.  Customers are now able to retrieve
               account information and perform transactions with their mobile devices.

2012       B. Robert Harlow was promoted from Executive Vice President to President of the Bank. 

2013       Jillora Summers succeeded Mr. Herdman as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

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