FORT JENNINGS — Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s premier credit rating firm, announced that Fort Jennings State Bank, Fort Jennings, Ohio, has once again earned its highest 5-star rating for financial strength and stability.

Earning a 5-star rating indicates that this bank excels in areas such as capital adequacy, profitability, credit quality and more.

Fort Jennings Bank has received a 5-star rating for 31 quarters beginning in March 2015. “Bank of choice” has been serving customers since 1918. Customers can contact the bank in person, by phone or through its website:

Contact Dean Brown at 567-242-0409

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Before The Lima News, Brown spent 38 years as an English teacher in Allen County, visiting Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community Schools. So they thought he could put together a few sentences about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown enjoys watching old black-and-white movies, his dog, his wife and children, and his four grandchildren — not necessarily in that order. Contact him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.