United Community Financial Corp. of Youngstown, Ohio, said recently that it is buying Butler Wick Corp., a local full-service investment firm.

The acquisition is valued at roughly $20.8 million on the basis of United Community's closing price of $12.25 per share Friday, when the deal was announced. United Community would issue 1.7 million shares for all shares of Butler Wick in a tax-free stock swap. The thrift company trades on the Nasdaq.

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