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Finnicum Hometown Insurance Agency

Your trusted, small-town agency.

Established in 1974 and now co-owned by two experienced, knowledgeable insurance professionals, Finnicum Hometown Insurance Agency has always been focused on putting our clients first. Originally founded by James C. Finnicum, both Denise Baum and Trisha Dagenhard now proudly run the agency with the goal of providing the professional, personalized service you expect from a small-town agency.

Our agency and agents were born and raised in the Sandy Valley area of Ohio, with our office right on Main Street in Magnolia, OH. We are proud to serve the local tri-county area, including Stark, Carroll, and Tuscarawas County. As an independent insurance agency, we represent various companies in an effort to help you find insurance protection for what matters most to you. We accomplish this by getting to know you, working with you one-on-one to help you find coverage, and being there for you when you need us most.

Meet the Owners

Denise and Trisha took over as co-owners of the agency and both bring valuable experience, vast insurance knowledge, and a commitment to our community. Get to know them!

Denise Baum
  • Lifelong resident of the Sandy Valley community and graduate of Sandy Valley, class of 1983.
  • Became a licensed property and casualty insurance agent in 2009 and a licensed life insurance agent in 2016.
  • Denise enjoys camping, train trips, photography, and NASCAR.
Trisha Dagenhard
  • Born and raised in Magnolia, OH, and is a graduate of Sandy Valley, class of 1983.
  • In the insurance business since 2002 and has since become a licensed property and casualty and life insurance agent.
  • Active member of the community and enjoys cooking for family and friends, snow-skiing, and traveling to new places.

Award Winning Agents

We are proud to have earned prestigious awards in the insurance industry over the years, stemming from our commitment and dedication to serving our clients.

Homepage - Trisha and Denise Receiving the Erie Insurance Founders’ Award

We’ve continually earned the Erie Insurance Founders’ Award since taking over in 2016, an award the previous owner, James Finnicum, also earned each year.

Homepage - Trisha Awarded a Lifetime Inner Circle Club Membership With Pekin Life Insurance Company

Trisha was awarded a lifetime Inner Circle Club membership with Pekin Life Insurance Company, an achievement awarded to only a handful of agents.

Located in the Heart of Magnolia, OH

From our local, Main Street office in Magnolia, OH, we are here to help you, your family, and your business find the insurance solutions you’re looking for with a personal side. Serving the tri-county area of Stark, Carroll, and Tuscarawas County, as well as throughout Ohio, we are the small-town agency that’s here for you when you need us most.

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Small-Town Agency, Trusted Insurance

Providing you with the personal service and quality coverage you deserve is our top priority. We’re here to help families and businesses like yours find the personal insurance and business insurance solutions you’re looking for. Let’s get started!

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The Advantage of an Independent Agency Working for You

What makes our independent agency different?

We represent multiple insurance companies.
We are licensed insurance advisors.
We are by your side every step of the way.
We offer a wide variety of insurance solutions.

The Hometown Agency Difference

Here’s what sets us apart when it comes to serving your insurance needs.

We Love Our Community

We don’t just live and work in Magnolia, OH, we love our community. That’s why we are proud to volunteer at local, school, and church events.

Personal Service Comes First

We make serving your insurance needs our priority, working with you one-on-one to help you protect what matters most.

We’re Here for You

As your local, hometown agency, you can count on our friendly, experienced team to be there for you when you need us most.

Our Clients Recommend Us

Check out our reviews and see why you should switch to Finnicum Hometown Insurance Agency.

Helpful, efficient, and great rates. Highly recommend Finnicum.

Derek Oesch
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Affiliation - OIA

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We strive to uphold Erie Insurance’s long-standing commitment to service.

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Get a glimpse of the risks you face and how your insurance can protect what matters most.

Risk Factor

Most fires are devastating. Besides the emotional impact, the physical damage to your home can be significant. If you lost your home to fire, do you have adequate insurance to replace your home and its contents? Remember, inflation rates on building materials and construction costs rarely track with real estate values. As a result, rebuilding a home can often cost significantly more than expected.


Make sure your homeowners policy contains replacement cost coverage with no cap. This protects you if the cost to reconstruct your home is higher than your current limit of coverage. And, be sure that your insurance includes rebuilding your home to code. Very often, local ordinances and building codes change over time, which may require additional costs.

Personal Property / Contents - Property Damage
Risk Factor

When your home suffers damage due to an unexpected event, your personal property is also at risk. Furniture, appliances, clothing, electronics, and other personal items can also be damaged or destroyed.


Your homeowners insurance policy typically covers personal property, including the contents of your home and other personal items owned by you or family members who live with you. Make sure your homeowners policy includes replacement cost coverage for personal property so that you always receive the full cost to replace whatever item is damaged.

Additional Living Expense / Loss of Use
Risk Factor

When there is substantial damage to your home due to unexpected events such as lightning, fire, or a storm, you may not be able to live in your home until it can be repaired or rebuilt–potentially incurring additional living expenses for lodging, food, and other daily needs.


Ensure that your homeowners insurance policy provides additional living expense or loss of use coverage to compensate you for the additional costs you incur for reasonable housing and living expenses if a covered event makes your house temporarily uninhabitable while it's being repaired or rebuilt.

Valuable Possessions
Risk Factor

Typically, there is a sublimit on homeowner insurance policies for valuable possessions, such as jewelry, furs, fine arts, and other collectibles.


Obtain a personal floater or schedule your valuable possessions to ensure you’ll have the money to replace them.

Medical Expenses
Risk Factor

If a guest is injured while on your property, even when it’s due to a friendly game of baseball, you may be required to pay any medical expenses associated with their injury.


Your homeowners policy should include medical expenses coverage to take care of injuries and treatment - generally not of a serious nature. In the event a person is injured on your property and requires medical attention, you would be able to submit the injury-related medical expenses to your insurance carrier. Medical expenses are usually paid without a liability claim being filed against you.

Personal Liability
Risk Factor

In the unfortunate event that someone slips and falls while on your property, you and your family may be held liable for any injuries that result.


Your homeowners policy includes personal liability coverage to respond to incidents where injuries or damages occur to a third party where you may be deemed negligent. However, you should consider purchasing a personal umbrella or excess liability policy to provide additional coverage limits to protect your assets in case a lawsuit is brought against you.

Miscellaneous Coverage
Risk Factor

The fun that comes with having a trampoline in your backyard can also be accompanied by serious risks, which may not be covered under your standard homeowners insurance policy since coverage varies from state to state and between insurance companies.


You should make sure your homeowners insurance policy covers your trampoline, as many insurance providers refuse to take on trampoline liability and exclude the item from coverage.

Personal Injury / Defamation
Risk Factor

Young people are usually very active online. However, using social media and other sites can increase the possibility of them directly or indirectly damaging someone's reputation and exposing you, the parent, to a lawsuit.


Your homeowners insurance policy includes liability coverage for property damage caused by any member in the family, but likely does not cover rumors or statements that damage a reputation. You may need to seek additional coverage to include liability protection that covers personal injury or defamation.

Umbrella / Excess Liability Coverage
Risk Factor

You invite guests over for a pool party and one of your guests dives into the shallow end of the pool and is permanently injured. They hire a lawyer to represent them and after a long legal battle, you and your family are left financially responsible for their injuries. Do you have enough money in savings to cover your legal responsibilities as well as the legal defense costs?


An umbrella or excess liability policy increases your personal liability limits by adding protection over and above your current auto, boat, or homeowners policies-providing financial value and security. Excess liability insurance is available either by an endorsement to your homeowners policy or available as separate coverage.

Flood Coverage
Risk Factor

You do not have to live near a body of water to suffer loss due to flooding. With the changing weather patterns and more damaging storms occurring around the globe, flood losses are becoming more common in places that are not normally prone to flood damage. Your homeowners policy does not cover damage from flood. Could your home be at risk?


Purchase a flood insurance policy to protect your home and covered contents from certain types of flood losses as designated by the National Flood Insurance Program. A flood policy is purchased as a separate policy through the federal program (NFIP) or through a servicing carrier known as a write your own carrier.

Secondary Home
Risk Factor

Owning a secondary home has the potential of increasing your liability exposures.


Be certain that you extend the liability coverage under your homeowners policy to include your secondary home. You should also consider including the secondary home under an excess liability or umbrella policy to provide for additional liability limits.

Collector Cars
Risk Factor

Collector or classic vehicles often have significant value and require special documentation and unique insurance coverage to ensure they are adequately protected. Even if stored on your property, they are typically not covered under your homeowners insurance.


Insure your collector cars with a specialized insurance company that focuses on and understands the unique nature of collector or classic cars and other vehicles.

Wine Collection
Risk Factor

If you are a connoisseur of wine, you know that it is susceptible to outside environmental exposures that can ruin it. If the collection is damaged, coverage from your homeowners policy is a possible recourse. However, the damage is only insurable if it is a covered cause of loss as outlined in your homeowners policy. A deductible would also apply.


If you have a sizable wine collection, you may want to consider scheduling the collection on your homeowners policy. Doing so expands your coverage and eliminates the deductible in case of a loss. You can also consider unique coverages for wine, such as for spoilage.

Water Damage
Risk Factor

Whether entering from outside your home from a flood or from within your home’s plumbing system, water damage is the most common cause of loss to a home. Many policies exclude losses caused by backup of sewers and drains, and all unendorsed homeowner policies exclude damage caused by a flood.


Careful review is essential to protect your home and belongings from all sources of water damage. We recommend coverage solutions from insurance companies that include backup of sewers and drains. Also, identify cost efficient solutions to address the risk of flood damage in the first place.

Off-Premises Theft
Risk Factor

Surprisingly, standard auto insurance does not cover personal property or contents stolen from your car.


Most homeowners policies offer an option to include off-premises theft coverage as an endorsement, which covers you for theft of your personal property away from your residence.

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