Increasingly reluctant to have its fortunes tied to the fates of the waning steel and coal industries, Wesbanco Inc. of Wheeling, W.Va., is broadening its push beyond the state’s borders.

Its $77 million deal last week for American Bancorp. of Wheeling, which has branches in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, underscored Wesbanco’s desire to grow outside the state, whose economy historically has been dominated by steel and coal, as well as the natural gas and chemical industries.

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