The number of local banks in Ohio has been cut in half since the 1990s.
In their absence, people are turning to online banking options, but unreliable internet leaves a void in many rural communities.Legislation to cut taxes for newly-formed local banks in Ohio has passed in the House and is awaiting Senate committee action.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we take a look at how declining numbers of community banks is affecting Ohio and the Legislation to save it.
Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
Anna Staver, Statehouse reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
Mike Adelman, President and CEO, Ohio Bankers League
Rep. Derek Merrin, Ohio 47th District (R-Monclova/Lucas County), sponsor of HB 150