Citizens Bank & Trust Co. hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday at its new branch in Cedarville.

This is the seventh Citizens Bank branch to open, all in Crawford County, and the first bank to be built in Cedarville. The branch opened for business on July 20.

“We are really excited about opening this facility,” said Citizens Bank & Trust Co. President and CEO Keith Hefner. “It’s our seventh branch, and it’s been a long time coming.”

Citizens broke ground on the branch on Nov. 3, 2016. The building is about 1,300 square feet with room for expansion, Hefner said.

Cedarville Mayor Mark Isenhower said his city has grown over the past year and a half, with the opening of Harp’s, Cedarville Convenience Store and Lee’s Pizza.

Citizens’ new branch is the perfect addition to the city and provides much needed services to area residents, Isenhower said.

“It makes it convenient for our treasurer, because the city banks with Citizens,” Isenhower said.

Bank executives are happy with the expansion of the bank into the northern part of Crawford County, Hefner said. The branch is an investment in the area, he said.

“We hope you’ll tell your friends about it and to come bank at the only bank in Cedarville,” Hefner said.

Cedarville’s branch is a full service retail bank but will not have a loan officer on staff, Hefner said.

Ashley Parks, who has been with Citizens about 13 years, is managing the branch.

Citizens is the only bank domiciled in Crawford County, with its prime address in Crawford County.

A grand opening for the branch with refreshments and a giveaway were Friday.

Citizens Bank was organized in May 1886 and is the oldest incorporated bank in Crawford County and one of the oldest in the state.