Clairton residents fight to keep lone bank open
About 60 concerned Clairton residents, business owners and city officials convened for a town hall meeting on May 16 in an effort to keep the city's only bank-a PNC located at 571 Miller Avenue-open. "We are all here because we're devastated that PNC is closing.
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#1 Jun 13, 2013
I would imagine that banks make their money primarily from loans and business banking, PNC in Clairton is more or less a check cashing center for people who receive their government assistance at the end of the month. As long as there is money on deposit or business banking to go with it I would think they could survive, however there is only a handful of business left in that town. I recall a recent armed robbery at their ATM where a man's dog was shot and killed as the victim tried to retrieve the remaining few dollars from his account. What business would want to operate in a town where their customers aren't even safe. And NO, the answer is not having a police officer walking the streets alone in an attempt to portray that the community is safe place. Nobody is fooled and this is a waste of resources in my honest opinion.
#2 Jun 14, 2013
i cash all my checks there from giving out hand jobs from the workers coming out the main gate at quiting time at clariton mill
its very handy for me
#3 Jun 17, 2013
dollar bank is coming to town relax
#4 Jun 17, 2013
i keep wads of cash in my panties just in case.
#5 Jun 18, 2013
Went there for years.
Haven't felt real safe there the last few.
#6 Jun 18, 2013
most drug dealers arent FDIC approved.
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