To put a spotlight on community banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has created a special unit run by a veteran examiner of smaller banks.

Stuart A. Scherer, who has been with the OCC since 1975, takes his post as director of Community Bank Activities at the end of the month. Mr. Scherer's appointment comes as the agency is considering changing rules affecting community banks, including those on stock interests and lending limits.

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