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Ohio’s Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Acquired by Marsh & Mclennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh LLC, has acquired Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency, a $3.5 million revenue agency located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1919, Kinker-Eveleigh offers a …

Cincinnati Officials Say Levee Decision Forced Flood Insurance Purchases

Two city council members in Cincinnati, Ohio, say they want to know more about the decision to decertify a flood levee, which forced hundreds of property owners in Cincinnati to buy flood insurance. Councilman Charlie Winburn said he will launch …

Ohio Business Owner Must Pay $55K in Workers’ Comp Premiums

A Cincinnati, Ohio, business owner has been sentenced to pay nearly $55,000 in unpaid premiums owed to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Todd Bittner, owner of Bittner Construction, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of workers’ compensation …

Great American Insurance Promotes Kornesczuk to Divisional EVP

Great American Insurance Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, announced it has promoted Jane Kornesczuk to divisional executive vice president of its Executive Liability Division (ELD). Kornesczuk joined the company in 1990. Since that time, she has held various positions of …

Ohio Doc Faces More Charges in Unneeded Surgeries

More charges have been filed against a Cincinnati, Ohio, spine doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries in Ohio and Kentucky and billing health care programs millions of dollars, according to court documents. Abubakar Atiq Durrani, 45, had already pleaded not …

Ohio Jury Awards Firefighter $224K in Discrimination Suit

The city of Cincinnati created a hostile work environment and retaliated against a longtime firefighter, but he wasn’t targeted for his race, a jury concluded on Sept. 4. The verdict came after four days of deliberations and a weeklong trial …

Cincinnati, Ohio Looks to Capitalize on Alcohol Tourism

Kentucky has its bourbon distilleries, St. Louis its Budweiser factory, Napa and Sonoma their wineries, and cities from San Diego to Philadelphia have turned into meccas for beer lovers looking for local craft brews. Now business owners and history buffs …

Insurance Giant Buys Out Cincinnati Women’s Home

A major insurance company has bought out a nonprofit home for struggling women in Cincinnati in a deal announced Monday, ending a bitter two-year court battle over the home’s historic property in a beautiful downtown neighborhood. Western & Southern Insurance …

Ohio Women’s Home Fighting Insurance Company to Stay Put

Supporters of a nonprofit home for struggling women on May 8 protested the continued efforts of a major insurance company to force them to move out of their beautiful downtown neighborhood as a pivotal court hearing on the matter was …

Gillis Promoted to Senior VP at American Financial Group

Cincinnati, Ohio-based insurance holding company, American Financial Group Inc. has promoted Michelle A. (Shelly) Gillis to senior vice president. Since March 2012, Gillis has served as vice president and chief administrative officer of the company with responsibilities for human resources, …