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Local banker promoted

WOOSTER–Wayne Savings Bancshares Inc., the holding company parent of Wayne Savings Community Bank, announced that the Board of Directors has appointed local banker Mark R. Witmer to the position of Executive Chair of the Board for the Company and the Bank.

Witmer has more than 28 years of community banking experience, including commercial lending, agricultural lending and mortgage banking. Most recently he served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of The Farmers National Bank of Canfield. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank of Orrville prior to the merger with The Farmers National Bank of Canfield.

Witmer will replace Peggy J. Schmitz, who has been a board member since 2008 and served as Chair of the Board of Directors since 2012.

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