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Published: Saturday, 9/6/2008

Title insurance firm gets Toledo grant for $5,000

Title insurance agent Midland Title and Escrow Ltd. is the latest business to receive a Downtown Incentive Grant from the city of Toledo.

Formerly a branch of First American Title Insurance Co. and known as First American/Midland Title, the firm became locally owned in June when employees Donald Mewhort III, Sandra Hylant, and Neal Mahoney purchased the branch s assets.

Toledo s department of development recently awarded Midland $5,000 to help the newly independent firm stay downtown at 401 Adams St. Lucas County also provided incentives.

Midland, which is still an agent for First American, had considered consolidating operations in either its Maumee or West Toledo offices.

The firm retained about 10 employees and since has hired three more. It was locally owned as the Midland Title Agency of Northwest Ohio until 2004, when it was acquired by First American.

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