Oak Hill Financial Inc., Jackson, Ohio, promoted Richard P. LeGrand to president and chief executive officer of its Oak Hill Banks subsidiary, succeeding John D. Kidd who was named chairman.

Mr. Kidd remains president and CEO of the holding company, where he said he will focus 100% of his effort, and Evan E. Davis is its chairman. Both men and Mr. LeGrand remain directors of the bank and its parent company.

Mr. LeGrand was executive vice president and chief operating officer; he joined the bank as a vice president in 1985 after more than 20 years with BancOhio and the former First National Bank of Jackson.

Mr. Kidd had been CEO and a director of Oak Hill Financial since its formation in 1981, and he joined the former Oak Hill Savings Bank as executive vice president, CEO, and director in 1970.

When it completes its purchase of Unity Savings Bank Oct. 1, Oak Hill will have more than $330 million of assets.

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