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Thanks For Visiting

On behalf of over 150 professionals at State Bank, we appreciate your visit and are proud to provide you a variety of quality products and unique solutions for your personal and business banking needs.

I am honored to work with an exceptional banking institution with a proud history. State Bank  of Defiance was founded in 1902 by Elbert E. Carter and rapidly grew into one of northwest Ohio’s leading financial institutions. Although rebuilt within its history, the main branch continues to welcome customers on the very same southwest corner of Clinton and Third Street. It was one of the few banks to remain open during the trying times of the 1930’s Great Depression. Its stability eased the financial outlook in the Defiance community. During World War II the Bank’s leaders fostered U.S. Savings Bond drives and gave direction to many local war-time agencies. State Bank’s leadership and integrity within the banking institution and community continues today as it has expanded with nineteen offices in the nine Northwest Ohio counties of Defiance, Franklin, Paulding, Fulton, Wood, Lucas, Allen, Hancock, Williams and one in Allen County, Indiana. Additionally, we have loan production offices in Angola, Indiana, Lambertville, Michigan, and Bowling Green, Tiffin and Gahanna Ohio.

I welcome you to visit any of our banking center locations to discuss your financial needs or contact us online. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact us

State Bank

Mark A. Klein
President and CEO
P 419.783.8920
F 419.784.4034


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