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WESBANCO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENTS AND PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS

 WESBANCO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENTS AND PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS
 WHEELING, W.Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- James C. Gardill, chairman


of the board of WesBanco, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: WSBC) announced the upcoming retirement of two of its senior officers at the company's October board meeting. Effective Jan. 1, 1993, Thomas G. Dove, president and chief executive officer of WesBanco, Inc., and Walter W. Knauss, vice president and secretary of WesBanco, Inc., will retire from their corporate posts, after 28 and 46 years of service, respectively.
 Gardill also announced that the board of directors of WesBanco had approved certain changes to the senior officer positions within WesBanco, Inc., to accommodate the foregoing retirements and that effective Jan. 1, 1993, Edward M. George will serve as president and chief executive officer of the corporation; Paul M. Limbert, executive vice president, will service as chief financial officer; Dennis P. Yaeger, executive vice president, will serve as chief operating officer; and John W. Moore Jr. and Jerome B. Schmitt will serve as senior vice presidents of the corporation. Additionally, Albert A. Pietz Jr. will serve as vice president and compliance officer. Limbert will also assume the duties of president and chief executive officer of WesBanco Bank Wheeling as of Jan. 1, 1993. Continuing officers of WesBanco include Edward G. Sloane Sr., vice president-Data Processing; Jerry A. Halverson, vice president; and Larry L. Dawson, vice president; Gregory W. Adkins, auditor; Shirley A. Bucan, assistant secretary; and Thomas B. McGaughy, assistant secretary.
 Dove has served as president and chief executive officer of WesBanco, Inc., and as chairman of the executive committee of WesBanco Wheeling for the past five years.
 He joined the bank when it was Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co. in 1964. In the 18 years following, he served as assistant vice president, vice president, senior vice president and executive vice president. In April 1982, Dove was elected president of WesBanco Wheeling, then Wheeling Dollar Bank, and in August of that year was elected chief executive officer. He served as president and chief executive officer for the 5-1/2 years, until his election to the presidency of WesBanco, Inc., in 1987.
 Dove is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and has attended numerous tax and banking seminars. Before joining WesBanco, Dove was a staff accountant for Price Waterhouse and assistant treasurer and controller for Wheeling Tile Company until joining Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Company in 1964.
 A former board member of the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Dove holds numerous positions in local and regional organizations. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Ohio Valley Medical Center and of Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corporation, a former director of the West Virginia Bankers Association, a founding member and Emeritus director of the Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Corporation (OVIBDC), a member of the Fort Henry Club and the Wheeling Country Club, where he served as a director and president for 10 years.
 Dove and his wife, Mary, have two children and three grandchildren, and reside in Sherrard, W.Va.
 Knauss joined the South Wheeling Bank in January 1946. When WesBanco Wheeling, then Wheeling Dollar Savings & Trust Co., acquired the South Wheeling Bank in December 1964, Knauss assumed the position of assistant cashier. Between the years 1964 and 1978, he served as assistant vice president, vice president and executive vice president of WesBanco Wheeling. In April 1978, he was elected president of WesBanco Wheeling and served in that capacity until his election to chairman of the board in 1982. In April of 1987, Knauss was appointed vice president and secretary of the WesBanco, Inc., the post he held until his retirement.
 He is a graduate of Linsly Military Institute and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Finance Committee of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and a former trustee, as well as a former president of the Bethlehem Kiwanis Club.
 Knauss and his wife, Mary Ellen, have two sons, a daughter and seven grandchildren. They reside in the Bethlehem area of Wheeling.
 George currently serves as president and chief executive officer of WesBanco Wheeling as well as executive vice president-loans for WesBanco, Inc.
 Prior to joining WesBanco Wheeling and WesBanco, Inc., in May 1983, George served as president and chief executive officer of Wellsburg National Bank, now WesBanco affiliate WesBanco Wellsburg; was senior vice president of Half Dollar Trust and Savings Bank, now United National Bank North; and served as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
 George is past chairman of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the chamber's board of directors. He also serves as a member of the boards of directors of the West Virginia Bankers Association, the Blue Ribbon Paint Company and the Fort Henry Club. He is director and past president of the Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Corporation, treasurer and board member of the Ohio Valley Venture Capital Corporation, treasurer and board member of the Wheeling Country Club, serves on the board of trustees of the Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corporation and is a member of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church.
 George is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., with a bachelor's degree in commerce and a major in business administration. He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Wheeling and are the parents of three sons.
 Yaeger presently serves as executive vice president-bank operations for both WesBanco, Inc., and WesBanco Wheeling. He joined the bank in 1972.
 A graduate of Wheeling Jesuit College, Yaeger attended the Graduate School of Business at the University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and the West Virginia Bankers Association School of Banking.
 He is president and a member of the board of directors of the Banknet Association and a member of the boards of the Tri-State Automated Clearing House and the United Way. He is a member of the Wheeling Country Club, the Fort Henry Club, Serra Club and St. Michael's Church. A former board member of the West Virginia Bankers Association, Yaeger is also past president of the St. Michael's School Board.
 He and his wife, Nanci, reside in Wheeling with their two sons.
 Limbert is executive vice president and treasurer of WesBanco, Inc., and WesBanco Wheeling.
 Prior to joining WesBanco Wheeling in 1977, Limbert was a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse and served in the U.S. Army for two years.
 He is a board member, former president and treasurer of the Wheeling Symphony Society, chairman of the finance committee of the Wheeling Country Club and treasurer of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Chapter of CPAs and the Wheeling Chapter of CPAs.
 Limbert holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., and obtained the designation of Certified Public Accountant in 1973. He and his wife, Louise, have a son and a daughter and live in Wheeling.
 Moore currently serves as vice president-personnel and human resources for WesBanco, Inc., and WesBanco Wheeling.
 Joining WesBanco Wheeling in 1976 as director of personnel, Moore previously served as director of the Counseling Center and assistant director of financial aid at West Liberty State College for four years.
 Moore is a member of the board of directors, the executive committee and chairman of the administration committee of the Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Corporation, a board member and former president of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, an ambassador for the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the regional board and steering committee of Ohio University East-Center of Excellence. He is also a member of Serra International, serving as vice president of communications and the Diocesan Formation Committee of the Wheeling/Charleston Diocese. A past president of the Upper Ohio Valley Personnel Association, Moore previously served as a board member of the Ohio Valley Medical Center and a former chairman and Vocational Business Advisory Board member for the Ohio County Schools.
 Moore holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from West Liberty State College and a master's degree in counseling from West Virginia University. He and his wife, Brenda, have three sons and a daughter and reside in Wheeling.
 Schmitt currently serves as vice president-investments for WesBanco, Inc., and senior vice president-investments/trust for WesBanco Wheeling. Joining the investment department of WesBanco Wheeling in 1972, Schmitt became a chartered financial analyst in 1978. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from West Liberty State College and received a master of arts in economics from Ohio University.
 Schmitt is a member of St. Michael's Parish. He is treasurer and board member of the Community Foundation of the Upper Ohio Valley, treasurer and board member of the Wheeling Automobile Club and a member of the Wheeling Country Club and Fort Henry Club.
 He and his wife, Jeanne, are the parents of one daughter and two sons. They reside in Wheeling.
 Pietz currently serves as vice president-consumer credit for WesBanco Wheeling. He joined the staff of Wheeling Dollar Bank in August 1966.
 Prior to joining WesBanco, Pietz was the manager of a savings and loan company.
 He attended West Liberty State College, and is a 1970 graduate of the West Virginia Bankers Association School of Banking. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Virginia.
 Pietz is a member of the Wheeling Country Club and the Fort Henry Club.
 He and his wife, Theresa, are the parents of two sons and reside in Wheeling.
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 /CONTACT: James C. Gardill, chairman of WesBanco, 304-234-9203/
 (WSBC) CO: WesBanco, Inc. ST: West Virginia IN: FIN SU: PER


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