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Ohio Coast Guard Station Leads Nation in Drunken Boating Arrests

A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year. The Coast Guard says officers with Marblehead, Ohio, station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013. The …

Wisconsin Trucker Wins Great American Insurance’s Big Rig Giveaway

A Wisconsin trucker who’s been driving for 35 years won a customized truck in Great American Insurance Group’s annual Big Rig Giveaway. Roger Lemírande was missing from the crowd at booth 69172 on Saturday, March 29, at the Mid-America Trucking …

Unlicensed Ohio Company Told to Stop Selling Insurance Product

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor ordered an unlicensed insurance entity, My Community Care LLC, and its owner Tannile Ortiz to stop selling what the insurance department says is an unlawful product in the state of …

Ohio Fracking Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

A couple who sued to try to stop shale gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory this week as a judge ruled their lawsuit can proceed. The Franklin County judge ruled that the Guernsey …

Ohio Jury Awards $39M in Fatal Repaving Accident

An Ohio jury has awarded $39 million to the family of a construction inspector killed during a highway repaving project. An attorney for the family of victim Randy Roginski described the working conditions in the construction zone on Interstate 271 …

Report: Bicycle Fatalities, Injuries Down in Ohio

Riding a bicycle on Ohio roads seems to be getting safer, according to state statistics. The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured or killed while riding in the state last year compared with the …

International Excess Program Managers Adds Bren as VP, Transportation

International Excess Program Managers, based in Cleveland, Ohio, added Rich Bren to its executive team as vice president of transportation. Bren has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and insurance industry. He has held multiple officer roles …

Ohio-Based Central Insurance Promotes Simpson, White, Moore

Van Wert, Ohio-based Central Insurance Companies announced several promotions effective March 10, 2014. Todd Simpson was promoted to assistant vice president of claims. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, Simpson has been employed by Central for 13 …

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Down in Ohio, Report Finds

A national transportation safety report shows pedestrian traffic fatalities are down nationally, including in Ohio. The recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Ohio was one of 25 states where fewer pedestrians were killed in the first …

Ohio Ranks 2nd in Job Gains for January

The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio had the second-biggest job gains of any state in January, adding 16,700 positions. The January state employment report says 23 states reported more hiring for that month, while 27 said that the number …