Reports indicate OC PNC branch is closing

From staff reports

Reports were swirling Thursday that the PNC Bank at 248 Seneca St. in Oil City’s North Side business district will close in March.

The downtown bank first opened decades ago as First Seneca Bank at the Seneca Street location.

Subsequent bank mergers changed the name to Integra Bank, First National Bank and eventually PNC.

The Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group operates in 19 states and lists about 2,500 branch offices.

The potential PNC closing comes five years after the bank closed its Franklin call center, one of five across the nation to permanently shut down. The closure resulted in the loss of about 150 full- and part-time jobs.

No information was available late Thursday as to a company statement about the closing or how many employees at the Oil City branch office would be affected.

The building also includes a number of private offices.