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The Monitor Bank

PO Box 98
Big Prairie, Ohio 44611

(330) 496-2981 - Office
(330) 496-3701 - Fax

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon, Tue, Thu
9 a.m. - Noon Wed & Sat
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri

Monitor Bank Loan Production

>2285 Eagle Pass Suite C
Wooster, Ohio 44691

(330) 202-9090 - Office
(330) 202-9091 - Fax

7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Fri
7 a.m. - Noon Sat



July 1, 2013
Monitor Bank is proud to announce the July 1, 2013 opening of Monitor Agency, Inc. located at 2285 Eagle Pass (Suite C), Wooster, Ohio. Monitor Agency, Inc. is a full service insurance agency covering your auto, home, farm, business, and life insurance needs. Monitor Agency represents a variety of insurance carriers, allowing them to match your insurance requirements with the best coverage and value. Doug Henshaw, a life-long resident of Wayne County, is President and licensed agent. Please stop by or contact Doug at 330-601-0613,

April 19, 2013
We are proud to announce that our Chairman, J.R. Smail has been selected to serve on the Agricultural and Rural America Committee for the Independent Community Banker's Association of America in Washington, D.C. It's primary purpose is to sustain and promote agriculture and the quality of life in rural America.

April 19, 2013
With mixed emotions we announce the leaving of one of our long-time employees, Jayne Miller. Jayne has been with the bank since 1997. She and her family will be moving to South Carolina, where her husband Robert had a job opportunity that was too good to pass up. Customers and fellow employees will miss her, and we wish her the very best in life!

April 19, 2013
Starting on May 25, we will be welcoming our newest employee Nicole Foor. Nichole will be a Customer Service Representative on our Teller line, and is anxious to get to know everyone!

October 2011 marked a milestone for the Monitor Bank 100 years! We enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate our birthday, and truly appreciate past and present customers who have trusted us with their banking needs over the years.

January 1, 2007
Chairman James R Smail announced today Monitor Bankcorp, Inc's. closing of the acquistition of a partnership interest in Lifetime Financial Advisors, LLC, a full service financial advisory/financial planning firm to be located at 2285 Eagle Pass Blvd. in Wooster, Ohio in the offices of Monitor Bank's Loan Production Office. Lifetime Financial Advisors, LLC is under the direction of Stefan Garcia, MBA and offers a full compliment of investment, retirement and employee benefit plans for both individual and business clients. Stefan's email address is and his phone number is (330) 264-8580.

November 1, 2006
Chairman James R Smail regrettably announces the resignation of Robert "Butch" Rogers from the Board of Directors of Monitor Bancorp and Monitor Bank. Butch served on the board for over 5 years. Chairman Smail stated that Butch handled his duties in an exemplary fashion and enjoyed his service to the bank.

October 2, 2006
Chairman James R Smail announced that The Monitor bank has opened a Loan Production Office in Wooster, Ohio. The office is located at 2285 Eagle Pass Blvd Suite C. Doug Akins V.P.of Private Banking is heading up the office. Office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday and any time by appointment.

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