The deal between First Defiance and United Community would create a $6 billion-asset bank.
First Mutual Holding is buying the tiny Blue Grass Federal and keeping its charter. The deal will allow the seller to save costs and maintain its autonomy.
The company will pay $142 million for Carolina Alliance Bank three months after buying NewDominion in Charlotte, N.C.
The Ohio company agreed to buy TransCounty Title Agency, which has five offices around Columbus.