First Defiance Financial Corporation has made a move into the Columbus financial market. The holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest announced the signing of an agreement to purchase Columbus-based ‘First Community Bank’. The cash transaction will mean the two companies will merge, and First Defiance Financial will take-over 4 branches in the Columbus market. The move has been approved by the board of directors of both parties. First Community Bank of Columbus has assets of over 101 million dollars.