Community News




We are receiving a growing number of questions and concerns regarding the cyber-attack on the Anthem computer/health care system from you, our valued customers.    Anthem has provided the following information to the public in response to their cyber-attack.  As a consumer, your best defense is a good offense.  Be proactive.  Monitor your accounts regularly and check your credit history.  If anything looks out of the ordinary, contact those parties involved.  If you are concerned about your accounts here at First National Bank of Blanchester, please contact the bank.  We will do our best to guide you on protecting your assets.  Please read over the following press release provided from Anthem to consumers:

Anthem Alerts Consumers to Protect Themselves from Scam Email Campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS   WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2015-- Individuals who may have been impacted by the cyber-attack against Anthem, should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members. These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. These emails are NOT from Anthem.

  • DO NOT click on any links in email.
  • DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
  • DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you have clicked on a link in an email.
  • DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.

Anthem is not calling members regarding the cyber-attack and is not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.

This outreach is from scam artists who are trying to trick consumers into sharing personal data. There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber-attack, or that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers.

Anthem will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the cyber-attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Affected members will receive free credit monitoring and ID protection services.

For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC Website:


Anthem has created a website –, and a hotline, 1-877-263-7995, for its members to call for more information, and has shared the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that further explains the cyber-attack. If you have any further questions, please use the resources above to contact Anthem directly.



On Friday, May 15, the First National Bank of Blanchester held its fourth annual Spring Party in the Park.  This spring, FNB chose local Girl and Boy Scout troops to support.  Thanks to great weather and a wonderful turnout, the party was a wonderful success!  Pack and Troop leaders were present in uniform to help sell raffle tickets and attend games for the children.  FNB would like to send special thanks to the leaders of these youth groups, parents, and community volunteers who gave of their time to make this event occur.  Special thanks to Tom Dazey and Curt Bandow for grilling, Lisa Frasier the very talented face painter, Terry McCrone and Vic Newman, Blanchester Marion Fire department, Luke Rayburn Boy Scout leader, Carolee Grehan Girl Scout leader, numerous scout parents, and Kona Ice!  Numerous local businesses donated items to the raffle and include, The Allen Company, Best Buy Auto Sales, GSC, Kim Davis, TJ Mowing, Auto Zone, Save-a-lot, BDK, Mike Cope Vending, Jody Gundler, DDS, Hollon Trucking, KOI, Advanced Auto, Hedge Auto, Cheri Street (local artist) with several handmade and hand painted items, Cherry Nook Primitives, Ideal Fingertip Salon, Kramer Myers Hughes Insurance, TNT Fence, S&S Drive thru, Red’s Dog Grooming, Mockabee Motors, June Bowling Flowers, Blanchester Subway, Gold Star Chili, Ron’s Place, Impact Salon, Studio on Main, and Curless Printing.

Each spring and fall, FNB chooses a local charity or organization to support through the party’s fundraising efforts.  The party includes a cookout, face painting, carnival games for the kids, music and more!  In the past, FNB has supported the Blanchester Food Pantry, American Legion Post 147, Blanchester Drama Club, Blanchester Marching Band, Clinton County Toys for Tots, Susan G. Komen for the Cure the Blan “chesters” team, Blanchester Knothole Baseball, Blanchester Youth Softball, Blanchester Youth Soccer Organization, the Blanchester Swim Club…to name a few! 


First National Bank is an independent community bank established in 1907.  Committed to our community!  Supporting our local businesses!