Midwest News

Wisconsin Says Flood Damage Estimate Now Nearing $20M

Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is now approaching $20 million. In an update on Sept. 28, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes …

Michigan School District Pays $30K to Settle High School Bullying Case

A former Michigan high school tennis player and her mother were paid $30,000 in settlement of a lawsuit that alleged she was bullied while on the varsity team. Michelle Karpinski, community relations manager for Portage Public Schools, says the money …

Kittmann Named Director, Strategy, Performance & Administration at AF Group

AF Group, based in Lansing, Michigan, has announced Keri Kittmann as director, Strategy, Performance & Administration. In her new role, Kittmann will guide the strategic planning and implementation efforts for the organization and will support the president of AF Group. …

Gilleland Joins Brightway, The Lambert Family Agency in Michigan

Brightway, The Lambert Family Agency in Muskegon, Michigan announced it has added Camber Gilleland as its newest agent. Gilleland joins the agency from the healthcare industry, where she worked in administration and finance for 15 years. Brightway Insurance is a …

Ohio State Law Aims to Reduce ‘Zombie’ Vacant Properties

A new Ohio law is being viewed as a national model for eliminating zombies — zombie properties, that is. The measure that took effect on Sept. 28 speeds up foreclosures on vacant and abandoned properties, called zombies because they languish …

Flood Damage in Wisconsin Approaching $10M

Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is approaching $10 million. In an update night, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses at …

Ohio State Sen. Hackett Named NAMIC’s 2016 State Legislator of the Year

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced today that Ohio state Sen. Bob Hackett has been named the association’s State Legislator of the Year. Hackett was tapped as the top state legislator for 2016 for his leadership in sponsoring …

North Dakota Insurance Department to Hold Agent Forums in October

The North Dakota Insurance Department has scheduled five agent forums for Oct. 3 – Oct. 6. The forums are held annually and agents can earn continuing education credits for attending. North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm, along with four other …

Michigan Counties Work Comp Fund Distributes $28K in Safety Grants

The Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund (MCWCF) announced grants to agencies in nine counties to help reduce employee accidents and injuries on Sept. 17 at the 2016 Michigan Association of Counties Annual Conference. These sums are part of the MCWCF’s …

Wisconsin Commissioner Names Legislative Liaison, Public Information Officer

Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Ted Nickel has appointed Elizabeth Hizmi as legislative liaison and public information officer (PIO) at the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI). Prior to her appointment as legislative liaison and PIO, Hizmi served as the …

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