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Huntington Bancshares, Co-lumbus, Ohio, has hired Richard A. Cheap as general counsel and secretary of the company and its Huntington National Bank.

Mr. Cheap, 47, is a partner at the Columbus law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, where he has been the lead attorney in negotiations for several of Huntington's acquisitions.

He will succeed executive vice president Ralph K. Frasier, who is retiring May 31.

Mr. Frasier, 59, will join Porter Wright as an adviser and counselor. He joined Huntington in 1975 as vice president and general counsel.

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