Our Story

Community Banking at Its Finest

As a local bank, not only are we able to provide you with the highest level of technology needed to efficiently manage your money — we also provide service you won’t find anywhere else.

From our accounts to our loans and business products, our focus is on making your life better. Our Buckeye Advantage accounts put more money in your pocket, our online banking and bill pay service saves you time, and our competitive business financing helps entrepreneurs make their mark on our community and beyond.

Our History

Formed in 1885, the Citizens Bank of DeGraff served the community through the Great Depression, the Great Recession, and everything in between. Our bank has the oldest surviving state bank charter in the state of Ohio.

On January 3, 2014, Buckeye Nation Interim, a company formed by a diverse team of local business leaders, purchased the bank and in September 2014, the bank name was changed to Buckeye State Bank. The name change publicly reflects the beginning of a new chapter of offering our members in all of Ohio the “big bank” products and services with local decision-making and exceptional service.

Our bank strives to reflect the pride, honesty, and hard work ethics Buckeyes are known for.

Join Us

Please contact us or visit a branch to get in touch with a team member — and see the difference of community banking for yourself.

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