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About Us - Bank History

Now in its 111th year of business, Hometown Bank has changed and grown with the community. It opened in Kent in 1898 as a state-chartered building and loan association called Home Building and Loan Company. Early services were limited to financing area homes. After many years as a successful building and loan, the company changed its name in 1953 to Home Savings and Loan Association, having taken on more in the way of services to savers and borrowers. In 1988, the name became Home Savings Bank to better reflect the broad range of services offered to customers, including an emphasis on mortgage lending plus consumer and commercial loans, checking accounts, Certificates of Deposit and Individual Retirement Accounts. In 1994, the Bank converted to a state chartered savings bank.

Despite the growth, the company has been able to maintain its personal touch with a solid commitment to its communities with a unique brand of friendly personal service.

Hometown Bank belongs to the Kent, Ravenna, and Brimfield Area Chamber of Commerce, American Bankers Association, Independent Community Bankers of America and the Ohio Bankers League.


Howard T. Boyle II
President & CEO

Scott R. Stiegemeier
Senior Vice President & Secretary

O. J. Schneider Jr.
Senior Vice President & Treasurer

Brian K. Bialik
Vice President
Commercial Loan Officer

Michael A. Lewis
Vice President

Patricia Buchanan
Assistant Vice President

Judy A. Cochran
Assistant Secretary

Michael H. Cone
Assistant Vice President
Loan Servicing Manager

Bruce Kirby
Vice President
Ravenna Branch Manager

M. Scott Mikula
Assistant Vice President
Brimfield Branch Manager

Sarah R. Pastor
Branch Officer

Vickie L. Reed
Branch Officer

Megan S. Reiners
Assistant Vice President

Marilyn L. Sessions
Human Resource &
Training Officer

Dan Donaghy
Chairman of the Board
Private Investments

Jerry D. Wiland
Vice Chairman of the Board
Dawson Reed Agency

Richard T. Bissler
Bissler & Sons Funeral Home

Howard T. Boyle II
Hometown Bank

Jack F. Kohl II
Jack Kohl Agency

Scott R. Stiegemeier
Hometown Bank

Larry R. Wright
Wright Heating & Air Conditioning
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