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Center continues to offer Hope to those who need it
New director Lorie Gretzinger, foreground, is taking the reins of the Hope Center after Carol Ann Richardson, left, and Harry Green, right, have retired from the board. Bob Kellar, back center, is a new board member.
A center that provides vital services for locally released inmates has lost its founder and director, as well as its assistant director, but will continue to offer its programs under new director Lorie Gretzinger, who took the helm June 1.Founded in 2014, the Hope Center of Warren County offers a variety of classes, support groups and counseling. The center started with founder and former director Carol Ann Richardson, former co-director Harry Green and three volunteers as a place for people who were just released from jail with no resources and nowhere to go. The center is completely community funded.