BancFirst Ohio Corp., Zanesville, said James H. Nicholson was named president, chief executive officer, and a director of its First National Bank of Zanesville.

Mr. Nicholson follows David A. Arnold, who resigned his positions at First National to assume full-time responsibilities for risk management and compliance at the holding company. Mr. Nicholson had been executive vice president of First National since May and chief operating officer since August; he has been its controller and chief financial officer since he joined the bank in 1990. At the holding company he remains vice president and secretary.

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