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Milton Federal Financial Corp. in West Milton, Ohio, has elected an outside director to succeed a longtime banker as chairman.

Robert E. Hine, 69, owns Hine's Inc., a dealer in John Deere agricultural equipment. Cletus G. Minnich, 75, retired as chairman of $250 million-asset Milton Federal after 20 years in the post.

Mr. Hine has been vice chairman since 1993 and a director of Milton Federal Savings Bank since 1973. He will also be chairman of the bank, as Mr. Minnich was.

Mr. Minnich joined Milton Federal in 1946 as a teller. He retired in 1989 as president and managing officer of the holding company.

Glenn E. Aidt remains president and CEO of Milton Federal Financial and its bank.

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