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Huntington Bank today said it will close more than 100 branches following its purchase of FirstMerit Corp. later this year.

The majority of the branches are in Ohio and Michigan - two regions where the two big players have the most overlap.

Among the estimated 107 branches, nearly 50 are in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton regions. The majority are current FirstMerit branches, but a fair number are Huntington branches.

This is not unexpected. When Huntington announced its $3.4 billion purchase of FirstMerit in January, it said there would be significant closures and consolidation among the two banks' combined 1, 000 branches and 1, 900 ATMs. The deal is expected to close later this year.

The branch closures will come later this year or early next year. It's not known how many of the combined banks' 16, 200 employees will ultimately lose their jobs, although branch jobs were expected to be protected.

Employees at the affected branches, who will be offered other employment opportunities, were notified before legal notices appeared today in newspapers in Columbus and Akron, the two banks' headquarters cities.

In January, Huntington CEO Steve Steinour said 39 percent of FirstMerit's 367 branches, or about 143 locations, are within one mile of an existing Huntington branch. Many of those, but not all, would be expected to close, Steinour said. In some cases, that one-mile span might take you into a different community or on a drive through heavy traffic. So those neighboring locations would likely remain open.

Here is a list of the local branches that will be affected:

ASHTABULA COUNTY:
FirstMerit branches being closed or consolidated: 1
888 Lake Ave., Ashtabula

CUYAHOGA COUNTY:
FirstMerit branches being closed or consolidated: 15
22835 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood
430 Northfield Rd, Bedford
550 E Royalton Rd, Broadview Heights
25 W Prospect Ave, Cleveland
11427 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
80 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights
5646 Transportation Blvd, Garfield Heights
5710 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst
7220 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights
5393 Ridge Rd, Parma
21114 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River
3505 Lee Rd, Shaker Heights
33113 Aurora Rd, Solon
11654 Pearl Rd, Strongsville
801 Crocker Rd, Westlake

Huntington branches being closed or consolidated: 1
14481 Cedar Rd., South Euclid

GEAUGA COUNTY
FirstMerit branches to close or consolidate: 3
14894 N State Ave, Middlefield
8389 Mayfield Rd, Chesterland
8555 Tanglewood Sq, Chagrin Falls

Huntington branches to close or consolidate: 1
540 Water Street, Chardon

LAKE COUNTY
Huntington branches to close or consolidate: 3
6550 N. Ridge Rd., Madison
7720 Mentor Avenue, Mentor
58 S. Park Place, Painesville

FirstMerit branches to close or consolidate: 0

LORAIN COUNTY
FirstMerit branches to close or consolidate: 1
36000 Detroit Rd, Avon

Huntington branches to close or consolidate: 1
457 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake

One existing FirstMerit branch is in the process of closing:
1530 W River Rd N, Elyria

MEDINA COUNTY
FirstMerit branches to close or consolidate: 1
102 Main St, Wadsworth

Huntington branches to close or consolidate: 2
1065 N. Court St., Suite C, Medina
3630 Center Rd., Brunswick

PORTAGE COUNTY
FirstMerit branches to close or consolidate: 1
9717 State Rt 14, Streetsboro

Huntington branches to close or consolidate: 1
1500 East Main Street, Kent

SUMMIT COUNTY
FirstMerit branches to close or consolidate: 2

Source: www.cleveland.com
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