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5-Star Wayne Savings recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation

January 2017: BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, congratulates Wayne Savings Community Bank, Wooster, OH for ringing in 2017 with its highest 5-Star Superior rating. Earning Bauer’s accolades is nothing new to Wayne Savings Community Bank. In fact, Wayne Savings Community Bank has earned a Recommended Rating (5-Star or 4-Star) from Bauer for 94 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commends Wayne Savings Community Bank for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of the communities it serves.

“Community banks aren’t pushing products or services on you that you don’t need or want,” said Dorway. “They are there to provide a service and fill a need, which Wayne Savings Community Bank has been able to do seamlessly—all while maintaining its pristine health.”

Wayne Savings Community Bank was established in 1899 and has been providing quality services to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 118 years, it operates 11 conveniently located offices in Ashland, Creston, Lodi, Millersburg, North Canton, Rittman, and Wooster. For hours and locations, visit

Wayne Savings Community Bank: “Together we grow.”

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and banks since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at

BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114


Founded in 1899, Wayne Savings Community Bank is based in Wooster and has 11 branch offices serving seven communities in northeastern Ohio. The bank offers a full range of products and services for consumer, small business, and commercial customers. For more information, please visit Member of the FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.


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