Ohio News

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

Rauch Named Vice President of Marketing at Ohio-Based Central Insurance

The Central Insurance Companies, based in Van Wert, Ohio, has promoted Timothy L. Rauch, to vice president of marketing for both Central Mutual and All America Insurance Companies. Rauch will replace current Senior Vice President of Marketing Edd Buhl when …

O’Connor Named National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits at CBIZ

Cleveland, Ohio-based CBIZ Inc., a provider of employee benefits and insurance advisory services, has appointed Jim O’Connor national practice leader for employee benefits. O’Connor previously served as managing director and executive vice president of CBIZ’s New Jersey and New York …

Despite Increases Ohio Auto, Home Insurance Rates Remain Low

Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor says Ohio’s average auto and homeowners insurance rates remain among the lowest in the country despite recent increases. In 2013, the average rate for the top 10 private passenger auto and …

Agent Appointment Fee Reduction in Ohio Expected to Save Insurers $11.3M

A reduction in the fee insurance companies pay to “appoint” insurance agents is expected to result in $11.3 million in reduced annual costs, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced. An amended rule took effect in Ohio on …

Toledo, Ohio Food Truck Rules Would Require $1M in Liability Insurance

Proposed regulations for food trucks in a northwestern Ohio city have gone back to the mayor for more discussion after opposition from supporters of the mobile businesses. The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that Toledo City Council declined to vote …

Tornado, Severe Storms Damage Homes in Ohio

Parts of Ohio are again cleaning up after severe storms rolled through — including a tornado that touched down in northeast Ohio. The National Weather Service confirmed a high EF1 or EF2 tornado touched down on June 23 evening in …

New Ohio Drilling Policy May Be Good for Oil & Gas, Insurance Industries

Ohio in mid-April 2014 enacted stricter regulations for oil and gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity, a move that some, including insurers, may view as a step in the right direction. The Ohio Department of Natural …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Gets Jail Time on Fraud-Related Charges

Former West Mansfield insurance agent Robert Horney, of Marysville, Ohio, was sentenced in Logan County Common Pleas Court to serve 60 days in jail, five years on community control and ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution for multiple …

Ohio Sees Drop in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle fatalities in Ohio have dropped by 21 percent since 2010, according to state statistics. Statistics show 133 motorcycle fatalities last year; 163 in 2012; 166 in 2011; and 168 in 2010. So far this year there have been 28. …