A love for banking and wanting to be part of a small, hometown atmosphere led Steve Neininger to Newcomerstown as the new branch manager at Huntington National Bank.

Neininger started in Newcomerstown as the branch manager on Feb. 27 but has been in banking since the mid 1990s. Most recently, he was in business banking at the Huntington National Bank office in Kent.

"I have had an interest in banking for a long time," he said.

Neininger holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Malone College.

Neininger, who currently resides in North Canton, plans on moving to the Newcomerstown area and joining the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and the Newcomerstown Rotary Club.

"I like the town," he said, and "we have a fantastic staff here. We are here to help with the financial needs and dreams of our customers, both personally and professionally.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as watching all Ohio sports teams.

"I've really enjoyed everyone I have met (here)," he said. "I look forward to meeting more people and getting more involved in the community."