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Shareholders Approve Huntington/FirstMerit Merger

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Shareholders in Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares have approved the company's proposed merger with Akron-based FirstMerit. FirstMerit shareholders have also approved the deal, which must be approved by the federal government before the merger closes this fall. The controversial 3.5 billion dollar merger would make Huntington one of the nation's largest regional banks.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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