Ohio Valley Bank awards first Marshall scholarship

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Mario Liberatore, president of Ohio Valley Bank-West Virginia, on Tuesday presented the first-ever Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship for the Marshall University Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.

Sophomore nursing student Shelby Rodgers received $1,500 in scholarship funds from the bank.

The fund for the Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship was established in 2013, with its first beneficiary being named this year. The scholarship for full-time students who have passed their freshman year requires a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average, with priority given to students in Mason County, W.Va., followed by Gallia and Meigs counties in Ohio.

“Marshall’s involvement in our community has had a profound effect. This is our way of supporting their efforts as well as the efforts of local youth who continue to challenge themselves through higher education,” Liberatore said. “Our community, our kids, have to come first in all that we do. Ohio Valley Bank and I are proud to be able to give back to both in this way.”

Ohio Valley Bank, established in 1872, operates 14 offices throughout western West Virginia and southern Ohio. The bank is a subsidiary of Ohio Valley Banc Corp., whose stock is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC.

For more information, visit the Ohio Valley Bank website at www.ovbc.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OhioValleyBank.