Heartland Bank, formerly known as the Croton Bank, began as an agricultural bank in 1911 and catered to the banking needs of two local towns, Croton and Johnstown.  The bank was purchased by Heartland in 1987, and it was favored because of its close proximity to Columbus. The bank has expanded to eleven branches celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2011. 
- Stewart, D. (1989, June 11). True to its roots. The Newark Advocate, p. 3D.
- Roy, A. (2011, September 22). Heartland Bank marks 100 years with history wall. The Newark Advocate.