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USI Insurance Services Adds 3 in Independence, Ohio, Office

USI Insurance Services (USI) has added Tammi Barker, Bridget Day and Dave Petno in the USI Independence, Ohio, office. Barker, who joins the firm as account manager, has more than 17 years of insurance experience, including 11 years focused on …

Wisconsin Farmer Sentenced for Federal Crop Insurance Fraud

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mark E. Johnson, 50, a farmer in Dresser, Wis., was sentenced on Feb. 13, 2017, in a federal crop insurance fraud case. During a plea hearing …

Lockton Promotes Ruback to Sr. VP in Chicago

Insurance broker Lockton has named Amanda Ruback to the newly created position of senior vice president and major client strategist in the firm’s Chicago operation. In her new role, Ruback assists in strategy development and solutions for the needs and challenges of Fortune 1000 …

Dangers Posed by Thousands of Crumbling Dams in Michigan

Michigan has thousands of aging and under-maintained dams that could pose localized risks. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tells the Detroit Free Press that all but six of the state’s 88 potential high-hazard dams are approaching 50 years old, …

Workers Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at Kansas Plant

About 20 employees from a manufacturing plant in Kansas’ Reno County were sent to the hospital on Feb. 13 after being exposed to carbon monoxide in the workplace. SYT USA official Alex Birkenfeldt tells The Hutchinson News that employees were …

Traffic, Crashes Increase on Aging Ohio River Bridge

A bridge that carries highway traffic across the Ohio River near Cincinnati has been serving tens of thousands more vehicles a day than it was designed to handle. Time and traffic are wearing on the Brent Spence Bridge, which is …

Lindley-Myers Appointed as Head of Missouri Insurance Department

Gov. Eric Greitens has chosen Chlora Lindley-Myers to lead the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration. Lindley-Myers currently serves as deputy commissioner at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. If her appointment is approved by the Missouri …

Orndorff Tapped to Lead IMA’s Operations in Wichita

Kyle Orndorff has been promoted to lead insurance broker in IMA Inc.’s Wichita, Kan., operations. He will oversee a team of nearly 200 employees and manage IMA’s service to clients in the greater Kansas area. Formerly chief people officer for the …

Western Michigan Public Safety Chief Resigns Over Insurance Fraud Charge

A top public safety official in western Michigan has resigned while he faces a health insurance fraud charge. Greenville City Manager George Bosanic says Mark Reiss resigned on Feb. 13 as director of public safety. WZZM-TV reports Reiss had served …

Wisconsin, Minnesota AGs Combine Efforts in Painkiller Abuse Battle

Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming up to tackle prescription painkiller abuse. The attorneys general from both states met at the Minnesota Capitol Monday to discuss their “Dose of Reality” campaign. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says prescription opioid deaths now …

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