Press Releases

John Coppeler Recognized for 30 Years of Service on Board

Bellevue, OH –  John Coppeler was recognized for his 30 years of dedicated service as a board member of First Bancshares and First National Bank.  As a member of the boards, John has played an integral part in guiding the company from $64mm in total assets to its current size of over $283mm.  When he […]

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Sharon Barnes Recognized for Service on Board

Bellevue, OH –  At the shareholders meeting on April 28, Sharon Barnes was recognized for her 12 years of dedicated service as a board member of First Bancshares and First National Bank.  When Sharon joined the board in November 2008, the bank had total assets of almost 105mm, operating five full-service offices through our market […]

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First Bancshares, Inc. Holds Annual Shareholder Meeting

Bellevue, Ohio – First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for First National Bank of Bellevue and sole owner of First Bellevue Properties, held its annual Shareholder Meeting on Wednesday, April 28 at the Bellevue main office. A virtual option was available for shareholders to participate in  the meeting. The business portion of the meeting resulted in […]

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Clark has been named Assistant Vice President, Credit Analyst

Bellevue, Ohio –   Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is announcing the following promotion within the bank: Adam Clark has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and holds the position of Credit Analyst.  He graduated from Bluffton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Adam has been employed with First […]

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Barr has been promoted to Vice President, Loan Operations Manager

Bellevue, Ohio –   Dean Miller, President and CEO of First National Bank is announcing the following promotion within the bank: Brandon Barr has been promoted to Vice President, Loan Operations Manager.   He graduated from Bellevue High School and attended The Ohio State University. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Finance and […]

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FNB Lobby ReOpening Information

To Our Valued Customers, The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us.  We deeply appreciate your understanding as we have kept our branches closed to help control the spread of the virus. We are pleased to announce that our Branch Lobbies are Now Open.  Per state guidelines, we will be limiting […]

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First Bancshares, Inc. Announces Completion of Subordinated Note Offering

BELLEVUE, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2021 – First Bancshares, Inc. (OTCPK: FIBH) (the “Company”), the parent holding company of First National Bank of Bellevue (the “Bank”), today announced the completion of a private placement of $8.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Fixed to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due February 15, 2031 (the “Notes”) to various […]

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Miller Reelected to Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Cleveland Fed announces appointments to Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh boards The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announced the following appointments to its main office board of directors and its branch boards in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh effective January 1, 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Dwight E. Smith, president and chief executive officer, Sophisticated Systems, Inc., […]

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First National Bank Announces 2021 Scholarship Program

Bellevue, Ohio – First National Bank is pleased to announce that applications for our 2021 Customer Scholarship Program are now available. The applicant or the applicant’s parents, legal guardians, or grandparents must be an established customer who has had a relationship with First National Bank for at least 1 year.  The $1,000 scholarships are for […]

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Lobbies By Appointment Only Beginning November 18

November 17, 2020 – At First National Bank, the safety of our clients, our employees, and our communities continues to be at the forefront of everything that we do. We have remained open serving the financial needs of our customers and clients safely along with providing you with quality service you have come to expect. […]

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