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.

  • September 9, 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.

  • 1982 - Mountaineer Securities Co., a division of Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. is formed.

  • April 4, 1984 - WesBanco Inc. acquired Citizens National Bank of Follansbee.

  • October 1, 1984 - New Martinsville Bank was acquired.

  • December 28, 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.

  • 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 acquired.

  • October 16, 1987 - First National Bank of Wheeling, Wheeling, WV was acquired.

  • August 8, 1988 - Mountain State Bank, Parkersburg, WV was acquired.

  • July 1, 1991 - WesBanco Inc. changed the name of all its affiliate banks to WesBanco.

  • December 2, 1991 - Albright National Bank of Kingwood, WV was acquired.

  • February 10, 1992 - The Bank of Follansbee, Follansbee, WV was acquired.

  • July 17, 1992 - First National Bank of Barnesville, OH was acquired.

  • 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.

  • April 4, 1994 - WesBanco Bank Wellsburg, Inc. merged into WesBanco Bank Wheeling.

  • June 6, 1994 - First Bank Shinnston, Inc. merged into Bridgeport Bank.

  • October 21, 1994 - Central National Bank merged into WesBanco Bank Fairmont, Inc.

  • February 17, 1995 - WesBanco Bank Elm Grove was merged into WesBanco Bank Wheeling, Inc.

  • April 28, 1995 - WesBanco Bank Bridgeport, Inc. was merged into WesBanco Bank Fairmont, Inc.

  • August 25, 1995 - WesBanco Bank Sissonville was merged into WesBanco Bank South Hills.

  • November 17, 1995 - WesBanco Bank Elizabeth was merged into WesBanco Bank Parkersburg.

  • May 10, 1996 - WesBanco Mortgage Company incorporated.

  • August 20, 1996 - Universal Mortgage Company, Bridgeport, WV assets were acquired by 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 were acquired and the National Bank of West Virginia was merged into WesBanco Bank Fairmont.

  • June 30, 1997 - WesBanco acquired Shawnee Bank Inc., Dunbar, WV by merger with WesBanco Bank South Hills and changed its name to WesBanco Bank Charleston, Inc.

  • March 31, 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.

  • May 29, 1998 - Merger of WesBanco Bank Parkersburg with and into WesBanco Bank Commercial, Inc. and change of its name to WesBanco Bank Parkersburg, Inc.

  • June 18, 1998 - Acquisition of Hunter Agency, Inc. by merger with HAI Acquisition Company as a subsidiary of WesBanco Bank Fairmont, Inc.

  • June 30, 1998 - Divestiture of Union Bank of Tyler County by WesBanco, Inc.

  • July 17, 1998 - Merger of WesBanco Bank Barnesville with and into WesBanco Bank Wheeling.

  • September 15, 1998 - Acquisition of certain assets of Simons Insurance Agency, Inc. by Hunter Agency, Inc.

  • April 30, 1999 - Acquisition of The Heritage Bank of Harrison County, Inc. by merger into WesBanco Bank Fairmont, Inc.

  • June 23, 1999 - Approval by the West Virginia Division of Banking for WesBanco Bank Wheeling to establish limited service trust branch offices at Clarksburg, Morgantown, Fairmont, Parkersburg and Charleston (Federal Reserve approval 5/22/99).

  • July 1, 1999 - Consolidation of trust services under the name “WesBanco Trust and Investment Services”.

  • January 14, 2000 - Merger of WesBanco Bank Charleston, WesBanco Bank Parkersburg, WesBanco Bank Fairmont and WesBanco Mortgage Company with and into WesBanco Bank Wheeling and Change of Name to WesBanco Bank, Inc.

  • February 22, 2001 - Execution of Agreement and Plan of Merger with American Bancorporation.

  • March 1, 2002 - Acquisition of American Bancorporation, merger of AB Corporation into WesBanco and merger of Wheeling National Bank into WesBanco Bank, Inc.

  • August 31 , 2004 - WesBanco, Inc. Acquisition of Western Ohio Financial Corporation by Merger; and Merger of Cornerstone Bank and WesBanco Bank, Inc.

  • January 3, 2005 - Acquisition of Winton Financial Corporation and The Winton Savings and Loan Co. by Merger with WesBanco, Inc. and WesBanco Bank, Inc.

  • November 30, 2007 – Acquisition of Oak Hill Financial, Inc. by merger into WesBanco, Inc.; Merger of Oak Hill Financial Insurance Agency, Inc. into WesBanco Insurance Services, Inc.; and Merger of Oak Hill Financial Services Company into WesBanco Securities, Inc.

  • April 25, 2008 – Merger of Oak Hill Banks into WesBanco Bank, Inc.

  • March 25, 2009 - Purchase of AmTrust Bank Branches by WesBanco Bank, Inc. and purchase of customer accounts from AmTrust Investment Services, Inc. and AmTrust Insurance Agency, Inc. by WesBanco Securities, Inc. and WesBanco Insurance Services, Inc.

  • November 30, 2012 - Acquisition of Fidelity Bancorp, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, by merger with WesBanco and merger of Fidelity Savings Bank with and into WesBanco Bank, Inc.

  • February 6, 2015 - Acquisition of ESB Financial Corporation, Ellwood City, PA, by merger with WesBanco and merger of ESB Bank with and into WesBanco Bank, Inc.; Acquisition of Amsco, Inc. by WesBanco Bank, Inc.; Acquisition of THF, Inc. by WesBanco Bank, Inc. and transfer of ownership to WesBanco Insurance Services, Inc.

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