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Steve Wright, In the mid-1990s Steve Wright saw the increasing disappearance of banks with deep local roots as a threat to the local economy.  What started out as a seed of an idea from a conversation with a trusted colleague grew to the creation of a community-based financial institution specifically focused on serving the needs of local businesses.  After 18 years with Buckeye Community Bank and nearly four decades of banking in Lorain County, Steve Wright, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, has announced his retirement. "Steve was instrumental in the opening and growth of Buckeye Community Bank, and we have benefited from his leadership and visioin, "President and CEO Bruce Stevens said.  "We appreciate his unrivaled integrity and extraordinary insights.  His presence will be greatly missed."