Citizens Bancshares has named a state banking regulator president-designate of its banking subsidiary.

Richard L. Hardgrove, deputy superintendent of the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, is to become president of $1.8 billion-asset Citizens Banking Co. Mr. Hardgrove, former chief executive of First National Bank of Ohio in Akron and a past president of the Ohio Bankers Association, is to succeed Marty E. Adams.

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