MIDDLEFIELD, OHIO The Middlefield Banking Company today opened its newest community banking office in Orwell, Ohio. Located at 30 South Maple (S. R. 45), this office is the sixth location for the bank and the first in Ashtabula County.
Taking part in the ribbon cutting were the members of the Ashtabula County Commission, Deborah Newcomb, Joseph Moroski and Robert Boggs, the mayor of Orwell Village, Larry Bottoms, and Joseph Mayernick, Executive Director of the Growth Partnership of Ashtabula County. Representing the bank were Donald D. Hunter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Thomas G. Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Carolyn Turk, member of the Board of Directors and resident of Orwell. The honors of cutting the ribbon went to Sharon Clements, the branch manager.
"We are very excited by this opportunity to offer community banking services in Orwell and Ashtabula County," commented Mr. Caldwell. "We recognize that the area offers strong growth potential and believe that our philosophy of responding to local needs would aid in that growth."
Designed by Myers Associates Architects, Inc. of Medina, the new office features the traditional look of Middlefield Banking offices. Totaling 2,300 square feet and accented with clerestory natural lighting, the interior features both traditional banking services, including safe deposit boxes, as well as the opportunity to utilize Internet access to Middlefields banking services. A multi-lane drive-through, including an ATM and night depository, compliments the banking opportunities. The Mullett Co. of Newbury, Ohio was the general contract for the project.
Headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio, The Middlefield Banking Company operates offices in Chardon, Garrettsville, Mantua and Middlefield. The Middlefield Banking Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Middlefield Banc Corp., a one-bank holding company. At March 31, 2003, Middlefield Banc Corp. reported total assets of $240 million, with net loans of $177 million and deposits of $195 million.