WHEELING, W. Va. -- Stockholders of First National Bank of Barnesville, Ohio, have approved the bank's proposed acquisition by Wesbanco Inc. of Wheeling, under a merger plan announced last Nov. 25.

At a separate special meeting, Wesbanco stockholders approved the issuance of as many as 600,000 shares of common stock to exchange for all of the outstanding common shares of First National Bank of Barnesville. The companies said the transaction should be completed in late July.

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