Community News


Sharon St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 16, 2023 - Our Hermitage staff participated in the FIRST EVER Sharon St. Patrick's Day Parade! It was a huge success and they had a lot of fun and look forward to participating next year!

St Pats Parade2 ST Pats Parade1

MCSB Investment Dept. donation

November 30, 2022 - The MCSB Investment Services Department donated $500 to the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County. This donation allows them to provide 1,500 meals to our neighbors facing hunger. We are committed to our continued support to this local asset!

Investment Donation to Community Food Warehouse 2022

MCSB gives to Mercer County 4-H

November 17, 2022 - MCSB donated $14,000 to the Mercer County 4-H Program at the 2022 Mercer County 4-H Livestock Sale. Pictured from left to right: Mercer County 4-H Educator Steve Pfaff; 2022 Mercer County Outstanding 4-H Member Molly Hohmann; Scott Patton, President & CEO - MCSB and Shelley Carfolo, Sr. Commercial & Ag Lender - MCSB. We are proud to support our local youth!

Mercer Co 4H Donation 2022

Hermitage 5 Year Anniversary

October 14, 2022 - MCSB's Hermitage Branch celebrated their five year anniversary and customers enjoyed Rita's Ice, Caricatures and a chance to win prizes! We are proud to be a part of the Shenango Valley and look forward to the future by helping local customers and businesses with all of their banking and lending needs! 

Hermitage5Year 1 Hermitage5Year 2 Hermitage5Year 3 Hermitage5Year 5Hermitage5Year 6 Hermitage5Year 4 

The Great Stoneboro Fair - 2022

MCSB's Sandy Lake staff set up a table during the first night of The Great Stoneboro Fair and had some great promotional items to give away along with complimentary balloons! For the past decade the bank has set up at the fair on its opening day so if you missed us this year, stop out next year! We are proud to support this local event!

MCSB at Stoneboro Fair


MCSB is Proud to Support Sharon Little League Baseball!

Sharon Little League

April is Community Banking Month

Check us out on Facebook for more info! And stop in your local branch the week of April 25-April 29 for your chance to win a cooler and camp chair just in time for summer! Friday April 29th is Customer Appreciation Day, branches will have giveaways and refreshments.

Community Bank

2022 MCSB Community Calendar

Calendar - 2022

The 2022 MCSB Community Calendar is here thanks to our employees & customers who have submitted photos from our local market areas. Be sure to stop by your local branch and pick one up today! 

Donations to local organizations

July 15, 2021 

The Grove City YMCA and the United Way Chapter of Food For Kids were the recipients of donations from MCSB. We are proud to support our local  organizations that help to serve the needs of the community!

Grove City Food For Kids  Grove City YMCA Check Presentation



MCSB featured for helping its customers

February 20, 2021

Scott Patton stands in front of vault



Many local businesses relied on MCSB to assist them with their Paycheck Protection Program loans and the support they received went above and beyond their expectations. Read the article featured in the Record Argus here... Record Argus PPP article


Updated Covid-19 message from our President & CEO

February 16, 2021

We are excited to welcome you back into our bank lobbies beginning February 16,2021. We are encouraging our customers to continue using drive-thru options, mobile banking, online banking, and telephone banking to help limit the amount of people in the branch at any one time.

We will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate the need for any additional measures to protect our customers and employees. For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC online or your local health department website.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we strive to provide you with a great banking experience while keeping you safe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Scott D. Patton
President & CEO

Check presentation to The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

March 3, 2020

The second installment of the Bank's Commitment to The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County was presented recently. Pictured below (left to right): Mark Malcolmson of MCSB, MiMi Prada and Lori Weston both from The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer Co., and Jamie Pietrantonio from MCSB. This is the bank's second pledge towards the Summer Meal Program where funds will be used to update a retired school bus that would serve hot and cold meals to low-income families during the summer months when children are not receiving meals in school.

Community Food Warehouse Check Presentation 2020

MCSB Commercial Lender is Honored for Community Involvement

January 15, 2020

John Gilliland, AVP Commercial Lending for MCSB, is the proud recipient of the Grove City Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award for his decades of service and community involvement! Find out more details of this event here...John Gilliland- Grove City Chamber Award Recipient

John Gilliland - GC Award with chamber

Toys for Tots - Hermitage

December 13, 2019

Our Hermitage Branch received so many toys for this year's Toys for Tots Campaign the box was overflowing! We are excited and grateful for the community support and staff for donating so many presents this year!

Hermitage Toys for Tots Dec 2019     Hermitage toys for tot drive xmas 2019

Sandy Lake Christmas Magic 2019

December 6, 2019

Mark your calendars for this year's Christmas Magic in Sandy Lake! This year will feature the 2nd annual Glowing Season "Tractors & Tinsel" Parade. MCSB is a main sponsor of this family fun annual event ~ Be sure to stop by our branches, along with the other local businesses, to get your Bingo Card and enjoy some refreshments along the way! Click here to see the full festivity schedule...Sandy Lake Christmas Magic Poster 2019

Sandy Lake Christmas Magic 2019

The Great Stoneboro Fair 2019

"Always on Labor Day"

Bank employees were on hand once again in front of the fair office to hand out balloons and free promotional items to a large crowd on the Wednesday night before Labor Day weekend, which, is officially the kick off to The Great Stoneboro Fair. If you missed us, come see us next year!

Tara holding balloons at Stoneboro Fair  Lindy at bank table Stoneboro Fair 2019 Steve Miller holding balloons at Stoneboro Fair 2019

Mercer County State Bank is featured in PACB's Hometown Banker Magazine

August 2019

Our newest branch in Harrisville was highlighted in the August issue of Hometown Banker and newly retired Ray Kaltenbaugh was recognized by the community banking industry as being a #DifferenceMaker because of his involvement in our community and with various charitable organizations! Read the articles here...PACB Hometown Banker article Aug 2019

Ray Kaltenbaugh Difference Maker

Customer Appreciation 2019

Customer Appreciation Week Sign 2019

Proud to support our local teams!

June 26, 2019

Way to go girls! Thank you for a terrific season!

 Mercer County State Bank Girls Softball Team 2019

Congratulations to Ray on his retirement & Scott as our new CEO!

June 6, 2019

It has been five decades in the making but Ray has decided to enjoy the next few doing the things he loves best which include fishing, golfing, hunting, gardening, volunteering and spending time with his family and friends. But his love for this community and for Mercer County State Bank has made a lasting impact and helped to shape who we are today. Read more about Ray's retirement and Scott Patton's new role as CEO here...Record Argus Ray Kaltenbaugh Retirement & Scott Patton New CEO

  Ray Kaltenbaugh Retirement photo in main branch lobby    Ray and Scott at retirement open house

Ray Kaltenbaugh's Retirement Open House

Ray Kaltenbaugh Retirement Invitation

Check presentation to The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

April 29, 2019

Pictured below (left to right): Mark Malcolmson of MCSB, MiMi Prada and Lori Weston both from The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer Co., and Cathaleen Finn and Scott Patton both from MCSB. This is the bank's first pledge towards the Summer Meal Program where funds will be used to update a retired school bus that would serve hot and cold meals to low-income families during the summer months when children are not receiving meals in school.

Community Food Warehouse Check Presentation


Edible Earth Farm Ribbon Cutting

April 23, 2019

U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pa. 16) was the special guest speaker at Mercer County State Bank customer Edible Earth Farm's Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Located on 90 acres in Sandy Lake, Edible Earth Farm is a certified organic farm that uses biodynamic farming methods and offers a Community Supported Agriculture program to its members. Read more about this event here...Edible Earth Ribbon Cutting Article.

Edible Earth Ribbon Cutting Event


Mercer County Builders Association Home Show

March 20, 2019

The bank was proud to be on display at the recent MCBA Home Show and this year supported the 20th Annual Lego Building Contest!

Dave Hock at Mercer County Bank table display at Mercer County Builders Home Show Kids at the lego competition at the Mercer County Builders Home Show Jessica and Billene pictured at the Mercer County State Bank table display at the Mercer County Builders Homeshow

Grove City Chamber Tradeshow

March 9, 2019

Pictured below: Shawn Riniti, Grove City Branch Manager; Ashton Tenney, Grove City Assistant Branch Manager & John Gilliland, AVP Commercial Lending, Grove City

Grove City Tradeshow 2019- Shawn  Grove City Tradeshow 2019 - Ashton Grove City Tradeshow 2019 - John G Grove City Tradeshow 2019 table

Harrisville Ribbon Cutting

February 1, 2019

Next week is our official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at our newest community location in Harrisville! Stop in and meet our staff and sign up for prizes! Also take advantage of the great home equity loan and money market account specials we have going on!

Harrisville Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Sandy Lake Christmas Magic

December 7, 2018

If you are looking for a Fun, Family, and Free event this holiday season, be sure to bundle up and come visit the quaint little town that is home to MCSB headquarters in picturesque Sandy Lake! It is also the headquarters of Mr. & Mrs. Claus as they arrive by horse & wagon and take over the Borough Building at 6PM to greet children for photos and to hear what is on their wish lists! *NEW* this year is the "Glowing Season" parade that starts at 5:30PM that features tractors all lit up and decorated! Read more about this great addition to an already growing holiday tradition here...Record Argus Tinsel & Tractors Article. We are proud to support this awesome annual community event!

Sandy Lake Christmas Magic Sign 2018


Lakeview Area Public Library Donation

October 19, 2018

Pictured below: Wendy Kellogg (left) of Lakeview Area Public Library receives a check from Patty Adamson (center) and Scott Patton (right) of Mercer County State Bank. The Lakeview Area Public Library opened their doors at their new and improved location earlier this week on Main Street in Sandy Lake. The library plans on having a Grand Opening celebration some time in January 2019.  The bank's generous donation will be used to provide further furnishings needed like new tables, comfortable seating, and carpets for the kids area.

Scott, Patty & Wendy Lakeview Public Library check


Crawford County Fair MCSB Day

August 18, 2018

Saturday August 18th was Mercer County State Bank Day at the Crawford County Fair. For the seventh straight year the bank has proudly supported the fair by being the major sponsor on the opening day. Employees from the bank's Crawford County branches attended along with other staff, friends and family. Fair goers stopped by the booth for free giveaways and a chance to win other prizes. Hope to see you there next year!

CC Fair Brian w balloons  CC Fair Alex at table 2018  CC Fair Karen w balloons 2018

Light Up the Sky at Buhl Park

July 1, 2018

This was the first year for MCSB to take part in the 3rd Annual Light Up the Sky at Buhl Park. The event saw a record crowd of 15,000 this year so our Hermitage Staff kept very busy! The bank provided a caricature artist, arts & crafts, a chance to win prizes, and lots of promotional goodies for the kids & adults. MCSB was proud to sponsor and be a vendor at this family-friendly, community driven, fireworks show! Read more about this wonderful event here...Sharon Herald Article - Light Up The Sky 2018.

Caricatures Buhl Park  Enter To Win Buhl Park  Kids at craft table Buhl Park

Proud to support our local teams!

June 21, 2018

Way to go kids! Thanks for a great season!

Mercer County State Bank Little League Team 2018

Others May Be Going...But We Are Growing!

May 24, 2018

Our next branch announcement comes on the heels of the only bank in Harrisville shutting its doors for good which happened this month. Seeing this as a great opportunity for the town to have a true community bank, MCSB is looking forward to serving the residents and businesses of its very first Butler County branch which is slated to be open in September of this year. Word is spreading fast and two articles have already been published about our twelfth full service branch coming soon! 

Coming Soon To Harrisville

Annual Stoneboro Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2018

Even in the cold weather over 400 kids came out to enjoy a sunny afternoon of Easter egg hunting in Stoneboro Park. In its 19th year, this event has continued to grow thanks to the support of local businesses and organizations. MCSB is proud to have been a sponsor of this fun event! Beth Hovis, the event coordinator since its inception along with the help of local volunteers, provides children ages 10 and under with over 10,000 eggs filled with candy and chances to win prizes ranging from stuffed animals, bikes, baskets filled with goodies, chocolate bunnies, Pirates tickets and Splash Lagoon tickets. Read more about this fun event here...Sharon Herald Stoneboro Egg Hunt Spotlight

Stoneboro Egg Hunt kids gather eggs  Stoneboro Egg Hunt Beth Hovis and Bunny  Stoneboro Egg Hunt crowd gathers


2017 Year in Review

January 23, 2018

It was a very busy year for Mercer County State Bank. Locally owned and operated for over a century, MCSB was pleased to announce the addition of a new branch located in Hermitage. The eleventh local office opened for business in October 2017. Along with the new branch the bank announced a new President. Scott Patton was named President and Chief Operating Officer.   Read More Here....2017 Year In Review Article


2018 MCSB Community Calendar

                           Front Cover Calendar 2018

The 2018 MCSB Community Calendar is here thanks to our employees & customers who have submitted photos from our local market areas. To print this calendar click here to open and print....


Join us for KIDS HOPPY HOUR!

 Kids Hoppy Hour at Hermitage

Ribbon Cutting at Hermitage

October 3, 2017

MCSB had their official ribbon cutting ceremony at their new Hermitage location on Tuesday, October 3rd. Bank employees were joined by the Shenango Valley Chamber and local representatives to celebrate the official grand opening. Read more here in an article featured by The Business Journal...Mercer County State Bank Opens Branch In Hermitage

Mercer County State Bank Hermitage Branch Ribbon Cutting

Hermitage Branch NOW OPEN

September 11, 2017

Mercer County State Bank announces the opening of their eleventh community location now open for business at a convenient location of 1353 N. Hermitage Road (in front of the Walmart Plaza). This full service office staff are excited and eager to help you with all of your banking needs! Click here for our ad...Area Shopper Ad - Hermitage Branch Now Open

Hermitage Branch

The Great Stoneboro Fair

August 30, 2017

On the night of Wednesday August 30th Mercer County State Bank employees were on hand to pass out promotional items and balloons to the kids at the 150th Anniversary of The Great Stoneboro Fair. The Bank has been a major sponsor and proud supporter of this local fair for decades.

Stoneboro Fair Bank Night Giving out balloons   Stoneboro Fair Bank Night Balloons to child Stoneboro Fair Bank Night in front of fair office


Mercer County State Bank Day at the Crawford County Fair

August 19, 2017

Saturday August 19th was Mercer County State Bank Day at the Crawford County Fair. For the sixth year in a row the bank has proudly supported this fair by being the major sponsor of the fair's opening day. Employees from the bank's Crawford County branches attended along with other staff, friends and family. Fair goers stopped by the booth for free giveaways and a chance to win other prizes. See you there next year!

    Crawford County Fair employees at booth Fair goers signing up at Crawford County Bank booth Diane holding balloons


George Jr. Republic Donation

August 2, 2017

Pictured below: Steve Miller (left) and Brad Doyle (right) of Mercer County State Bank present a check to Susan Boland, Director of Development for George Junior Republic in Grove City. This donation was made in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and will be used to support George Junior's college in the classroom. 

             George Junior Donation check presentation

Sandy Lake Fun Days 2017

July 8, 2017

It was another fun-filled and sunny weekend for the Sandy Lake Fun Days held every year in Sandy Lake at the G. Turner Craig Park and proudly sponsored by MCSB. This year however was the first annual GREAT BED RACE and it has captured the attention of many future competitors! Team MCSB took the trophy this year but could face stiffer rivalry in the years to come in what hopes to be the start of an annual tradition! Read more here in an article featured by The Record Argus...Record Argus Bed Race Article

Sandy Lake Fun Days Bed Race   Sandy Lake Fun Days Bank Sponsorship   

Mercer County State Bank Ground Breaking Ceremony

April 13, 2017

MCSB is excited and proud to break ground at the site of the future Hermitage branch. The branch will be the bank's eleventh and its first in the Shenango Valley area. On hand for the event were bank staff, directors, and local representatives. Read more here in an article featured by The Business Journal...MCSB Breaks Ground Article

    Hermitage Groundbreaking staff picture       Hermitage city council with gold shovels


MCSB - Recipient of Junior Achievement of Northwestern PA Award

March 2, 2017

Pictured below: Steve Miller, SVP, Treasurer & CFO of Mercer County State Bank received the JA Champions Award on March 2nd for the bank's contributions both financially and in-kind to Junior Achievement of Western PA. Steve is pictured with Northwest PA board chair, Kevin Boroch of Deloitte. Also pictured are students from Woodland Hills High School, West View Elementary and Sto-Rox High School.

Junior Achievement Award

MCSB Sponsors Farm$en$e Courses

January 20, 2017

MCSB is pleased to partner with Penn State Extension to offer Farm Financial Management courses for agricultural producers interested in better understanding financial statements. The four session class will be held on Mondays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 beginning at 10:00am - 3:00pm. Courses are held at the Crawford County Extension office in Meadville. See Flyer for more information....FarmSense Flyer Promo

2016 Year in Review

January 20, 2017

Branching out to serve our communities better, locally owned and operated for over a century, Mercer County State Bank in 2016 continued to provide ongoing support to our customers and organizations in our market areas. Commitment to technology improvements, new online banking products and exceptional customer service, was the continued focus during the year.
Read More Here....2016 Year In Review Article

MCSB Branching Out to Hermitage

December, 2016

Mercer County State Bank is excited to announce that a new branch in Hermitage will be coming soon. The new branch will be the bank's eleventh. The Bank already has a loan production office up and running in Hermitage in anticipation for the new branch's arrival in 2017. Read More Here - Sharon Herald MCSB Featured Article... Hermitage Expansion

 Hermitage Coming Soon Sign

Stoneboro Sesquicentennial Parade

June, 2016

Employees of Mercer County State Bank were happy to kick off the 150th Anniversary of Stoneboro Parade with a gigantic, helium-filled birthday cake balloon. This parade was the first in the history of Mercer County to have these types of balloons! Over 86 entries were in the sesquicentennial parade. The Bank also sponsored the Friday night fireworks over Stoneboro Lake.

Team MCSB Stoneboro Sesquicentennial      Stoneboro Ses Parade    Stoneboro Walk Parade


MCSB supports Grove City YMCA

May, 2016

Mercer County State Bank was a proud sponsor of the 27th Annual Larry McCandless Memorial Golf Classic that was held by the Grove City YMCA. Because of sponsorship money raised at this event, the YMCA has been able to adapt and welcome more people into their facility when they needed it most. We were happy to help as the premier dinner sponsor of this event which provided financial assistance to 858 community members.

Grove City YMCA


Welcome to MCSBANK.BANK !

May, 2016

Mercer County State Bank is committed to ensuring that you have peace of mind when banking online.  Which is why we have secured a new  .bank domain for the  MCSB website! You can rest easy knowing that your online banking experience is now more secure than ever. Having a  .bank  suffix signifies that a website is from a legitimate bank and meets enhanced security requirements. Just another great reason to bank online with us!

 Safe, Sound and SECURE for over a century!  


MCSB supports Crawford County Community Foundation

April, 2016

A team of employees from Mercer County State Bank participated in a spelling bee fundraiser put on by the Crawford County Community Foundation. The Foundation raises money and makes it available for teachers and/or students in grades K-12 in all of Crawford County Central School District. Through the Foundation money is available for funding programs outside of the district budget to further enrich the lives of students with extracurricular and educational opportunities that they may not have had. Over $5,000 was raised as this fun event! Just another way of being Community Minded! 

CC Spring Poster 2016
Crawford County Community Foundation


Planning Your Teen's Financial Future

March, 2016

If you have teens in the house, you know how it is... they're usually better at tweeting, texting, and can make a smartphone sing. But, when it comes to saving money, then it's a different story. By teaching the value of saving money, you might just turn your teen from a spender into a saver.    Read More Here - Sharon Herald MCSB Featured Article... Teen Savings Article

2015 Year in Review

January 27, 2016

Locally owned and operated for over 100 years, Mercer County State Bank in 2015 continued its dedication to its local communities and customers. Commitment to area organizations, local businesses, along with enhanced deposit services and technology improvements; was the continued focus during the year.    Read More Here....2015 Year in Review Article


Land Donated to James A. Stone Memorial Library

May 2015

The bank was pleased to donate land to the James A. Stone Memorial Library in Conneautville to support their ongoing public book fairs. The library was renovated approximately five years ago and continues to remain a community treasure offering a wealth of resources along with expert and helpful librarians. Pictured to the right are: Dorothy Luckock, Library President; DeeDee Hall, MCSB Assistant Vice President Commercial Lending; Ruth Brown, Librarian; and Jamie Chiocco, MCSB Meadville Branch Manager.

 James A. Stone Library building 

James A. Stone Memorial Library


American Heart Association Heart Walk

American Heart Association Heart Walk 3September 27, 2014

"Team Green" of MCSB headed out to Westminster College to raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association on Saturday September 27th along with many other area businesses and organizations. Over a dozen employees showed up for the activities and to take part in the scenic 1 mile walk around the beautiful campus. Along with the walk, each of Mercer County State Bank’s ten branches sold hearts for the entire week leading up to the walk. It was truly a team effort. Over $3,000 was raised for this great cause that MCSB supports every September annually. 

American Heart Association Heart Walk 2

American Heart Association Heart Walk 1

Cochranton Library Donation

October 5, 2013

Mercer County State Bank donated $5,000 to the Cochranton Area Public Library Fund for an up-to-date technology center in the main reading room of the new library building. Library Board of Trustees President, Susan Armburger, said, “I think it’s wonderful that Mercer County State Bank is willing to support the Cochranton community’s effort to build a new library.” The area will be dedicated to Mercer County Sate Bank. The library is currently in the process of completing plans for the construction of the new library and hope to begin building in the spring.

Cochranton Library 1 Cochranton Library 2