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Bank offers aid to homeowners with hardships
GenoaBank, has become a participant lender in the Restoring Stability: Save the Dream Ohio Initiative, according to a company press release.

The Restoring Stability: Save the Dream Ohio Initiative aims to help 26,000 Ohio homeowners. The program was designed to assist homeowners with financial hardships who have previously been unable to qualify for existing loan modification and foreclosure prevention programs.

Through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the state of Ohio received $320 million in federal assistance for the Restoring Stability program. The agency is self-supporting and utilizes federal and state resources to provide housing opportunities through programs designed to develop, preserve and sustain affordable housing.

Assistance is offered to homeowners who have a temporary or permanent reduction in income. The initiative offers four program options for homeowners including: partial mortgage payment assistance, rescue payment assistance, modification assistance with principal reduction and transitional assistance.

Contact Joe Baun at 419-855-8381 (extension 294) or visit

Opportunity knocksChad_Despones
Chad Despones has been appointed mortgage loan originator at GenoaBank.

Despones will be based at the Genoa branch, but will be available to provide mortgage loan assistance at any  branch.   

Despones is a Woodmore graduate and volunteers with the girls Patriots Traveling Soccer team in Genoa.

Hollie Parsons of Walbridge has joined Tastefully Simple as an independent sales consultant. Tastefully Simple is a national direct sales company offering easy-to-prepare foods.

The right thing
Colin Hay, former songwriter and lead vocalist for the rock group Men at Work will headline A Night To Remember, the Mercy St. Vincent Foundation and Mercy Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraiser which will be held Friday, September 23 at the Valentine Theatre in Toledo.

For tickets, call 419-251-8742 or go to

Grand opening
Treasures, a new gift store at the Woodville Mall, will host its grand opening June 1 to June 5. The store offers kids clothes, insect jewelry, paperweights, soy candles and other gifts.

Treasures is located across the hall from The Andersons. Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 2 to 8 pm, Saturday Noon to 8 and Sunday Noon to 6.

New product line
Lori Chambers of Wittkamp Insurance Agency in Woodville has been appointed to sell personal lines of insurance such as auto, home and condo coverage from The Travelers Companies, a Fortune 500 company.

Golf anyone?
Golfers can contribute to a good cause by registering for one of these upcoming golf outings:

•The Randy Kordash Golf Classic, Friday, June 17 at Stone Oak Country Club. The classic benefits the Mercy St. Charles Foundation. Call 419-696-7245.

•The Oregon/Northwood Rotary Annual Golf Scramble, Friday, June 24, 1:00 at Chippewa Golf Club. Go to

•The Bay Park Community Hospital Pro-Am, Monday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. at Belmont Country Club. Call 419-690-7720.

•The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf scrambles Thursday, July 21, 8:00 am at Eagles Landing. Call Sarah at 419-693-5580. 

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