Building a better bank – every day since 1870.

From the moment we took our very first deposit, right up to today, our story has been a story of our customers – and of the region. We’ve grown as you’ve grown. And our success has been built on your success.

Today our bank operates under the same basic charter that was issued on January 20, 1870 to “The German Bank” which officially began operations on April 3, 1870. Seventeen years later, on February 3, 1887, the Dollar Savings Bank was organized in Wheeling. The two banks would eventually merge and the combined bank’s leaders were incredibly active in building a better, stronger region. It was the first of many acquisitions and mergers that would allow us to grow with the needs of our customers.

Through the years, we’ve been there as the people of this area fought through the rise and fall of industrial cycles, natural disasters, crop disasters and personal tragedies. And we’ve been inspired by the resilience and optimism of the people we serve. The spirit of our customers drove us to be a better bank then – and it drives us to this day.

Some key dates from our history.

  • January 20, 1870 - Original Charter issued as “The German Bank,” Wheeling, WV.
  • February 3, 1887 - Dollar Savings Bank was organized.
  • March 31, 1903 - The Wheeling Title & Trust Co. and the Dollar Savings Bank merged to form the Dollar Savings & Trust Co.
  • 1914 - The Commercial Bank was acquired by the Bank of the Ohio Valley.
  • May 22, 1917 - The Peoples Bank and the Citizens National Bank merged to form the Citizens-Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
  • July 11, 1918 - The German Bank changed its name to the Wheeling Bank & Trust Co.
  • August 31, 1918 - The Dollar Savings & Trust Co. acquired the City Bank of Wheeling.
  • January 11, 1923 - The Mutual Savings Bank consolidated with the Citizens-Peoples National Bank & Trust Co. to form the Citizens Mutual Bank & Trust Co.
  • April 9, 1923 -The Wheeling Bank & Trust Co. acquired the Bank of the Ohio Valley.
  • December 30, 1933 - The Wheeling Bank & Trust Co. and the Dollar Savings & Trust Co. merged to form the Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. (It became the largest bank in the state at the time with assets in excess of $19 million.)
  • April 29, 1939 - The Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. acquired the Citizens Mutual Savings Bank.
  • December 14, 1944 - The South Side Bank of Wheeling and the Center Wheeling Savings Bank merged to form the South Wheeling Bank & Trust Co.
  • February 28, 1949 - The Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. acquired the National Exchange Bank.
  • December 4, 1964 - The Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. acquired the South Wheeling Bank & Trust Co.
  • 1968 - WesBanco Inc. was incorporated.
  • December 31, 1976 - Requirements to establish WesBanco Inc. as a bank holding company were completed and WesBanco, Inc. was activated.
  • November 1979 - Ohio Valley Finance Co. acquired.
  • 1982 - Mountaineer Securities Co., a division of Wheeling Dollar Savings and Trust Co. is formed.
  • April 4, 1984 - WesBanco Inc. acquired Citizens National Bank of Follansbee.
  • October 1, 1984 - New Martinsville Bank was acquired.
  • December 30, 1984 - The First-Tyler Bank and Trust Co. in Sistersville was acquired.
  • December 31, 1985 - Wellsburg National Bank was acquired.
  • 1985 - Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. merged with the Citizens National Bank of Follansbee and changed the name to Wheeling Dollar Bank. Ohio Valley Finance Co. merged into Wheeling Dollar Bank.
  • April 20, 1987 - Wirt County Bank, Elizabeth, WV and South Hills Bank, Charleston, WV were acquired.
  • October 15, 1987 - Bank of Sissonville, Sissonville, WV was purchased.
  • October 16, 1987 - First National Bank of Wheeling, Wheeling, WV was acquired.
  • August 8, 1988 - WesBanco acquired Mountain State Bank, Parkersburg, WV.
  • July 1, 1991 - WesBanco Inc. changed the name of all its affiliate banks to WesBanco operating names.
  • December 2, 1991 - Albright National Bank of Kingwood, WV was acquired.
  • July 17, 1992 - First National Bank of Barnesville, OH was acquired. The Bank of Follansbee, Follansbee, WV was purchased and merged into WesBanco Wheeling.
  • April 1993 - Albright National Bank of Kingwood changed its name to WesBanco Kingwood and The First National Bank of Barnesville changed its name to WesBanco Barnesville.
  • February 28, 1994 - First Fidelity Bancorp, Inc., Fairmont, WV and its affiliates, First National Bank, Fairmont, WV, FirstBank, Shinnston, WV, Bridgeport Bank, Bridgeport, WV and Central National Bank, Morgantown, WV were acquired.
  • June 6, 1994 - First Fidelity's Bank names were changed to the WesBanco operating names of WesBanco Fairmont, WesBanco Shinnston, WesBanco Bridgeport and WesBanco Morgantown. WesBanco Shinnston was merged into WesBanco Bridgeport.
  • October 21, 1994 - WesBanco Morgantown was merged into WesBanco Fairmont.
  • February 17, 1995 - WesBanco Elm Grove was merged into WesBanco Wheeling.
  • April 28, 1995 - WesBanco Bridgeport was merged into WesBanco Fairmont.
  • August 25, 1995 - WesBanco Sissonville was merged into WesBanco South Hills.
  • November 17, 1995 - WesBanco Elizabeth was merged into WesBanco Parkersburg.
  • August 20, 1996 - Universal Mortgage Company, Bridgeport, WV was acquired and its name changed to WesBanco Mortgage Company.
  • August 30, 1996 - Bank of Weirton was acquired and merged into WesBanco Bank Wheeling.
  • October 4, 1996 - WesBanco Bank Kingwood was merged into WesBanco Bank Fairmont.
  • December 30, 1996 - Vandalia National Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary, the National Bank of West Virginia was acquired and merged into WesBanco Bank Fairmont.
  • June 30, 1997 - WesBanco acquired Shawnee Banks Inc., Dunbar, WV. WesBanco South Hills renamed WesBanco Charleston. Shawnee Banks, Inc. merged into WesBanco Charleston.
  • April 1, 1998 - Commercial BancShares, Inc., a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Parkersburg, WV, and its subsidiaries including Hometown Finance Company acquired and merged into WesBanco affiliated companies.
  • June 18, 1998 - WesBanco acquires the Hunter Insurance Agency.
  • April 30, 1999 - WesBanco consummated the merger of The Heritage Bank of Harrison County ("Heritage"), Clarksburg, West Virginia, with and into WesBanco affiliate, WesBanco Bank Fairmont, Fairmont, West Virginia.
  • January 14, 2000 - WesBanco's four regional banks, Charleston, Fairmont, Parkersburg and Wheeling, are merged into one - WesBanco Wheeling - to form a unit bank structure. The name of the bank was then changed to WesBanco Bank, Inc.
  • March 1, 2002 - WesBanco consummated the merger of Wheeling National Bank (American Bancorporation) of Wheeling, West Virginia, with and into WesBanco Bank, Inc., Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • August 31 , 2004 - WesBanco consummated the merger of Western Ohio Financial Corporation of Springfield, OH, with and into WesBanco Bank, Inc., Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • January 3, 2005 - WesBanco consummated the merger of Winton Financial Corporation’s affiliate, The Winton Savings and Loan Co., Cincinnati, OH with and into WesBanco Bank, Inc., Wheeling, WV.
  • November 30, 2007 – WesBanco consummated the merger of Oak Hill Financial, Inc. and its affiliate, Oak Hill Banks, Jackson, Ohio.
  • March 27, 2009 - WesBanco Bank, Inc. completed its purchase of all five Columbus, Ohio AmTrust Bank banking offices and assumed all of the deposit liabilities of those five branches.
  • November 29, 2012 - WesBanco consummated the merger of Fidelity Bancorp, Inc. and its affiliate, Fidelity Savings Bank, Pittsburgh PA.

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