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Ohio Vehicle Thefts Down 64% from Peak in 1991

From its peak auto theft year in 1991 when 54,744 vehicles were stolen, Ohio has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 19,532 thefts. That’s a reduction of 64 percent since 1991, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Thefts in Ohio began …

IICF Midwest Awards $545K in Grants to Local Non-Profits

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Midwest Division announced it is awarding $545,000 in community grants to local non-profit organizations in Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin for 2015. Grants range in contribution from $10,000 to $50,000 and support 29 …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014– Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for developing …

Ohio and Indiana Joint Venture to Fly Drones to Aid Farmers

A joint venture between Ohio and Indiana is teaming up with an Ohio college to fly drone missions aimed at helping farmers boost crop yields. The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center in Springfield, Ohio, and Ohio State University are teaming …

Pothole Claims Up in Ohio This Year

More Ohio motorists are looking for repayment from the state for pothole damage to their cars, nearly tripling the number of claims filed in 2013. The Dayton Daily News reports nearly 300 pothole damage claims have been filed statewide so …

5 Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs

Five more universities around Ohio are receiving bomb-sniffing dogs as officials expand a state program that makes more of those canines available for safety needs on and off campuses. The University of Toledo, Kent State University, Ohio University and Central …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for Stealing Client Premiums

The Ohio Department of Insurance announced that former Warren insurance agent Timothy J. Mulvey has been sentenced on charges of stealing clients’ premium payments. The Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Mulvey to five years of community control, 17 months of …

Vote Bans Traffic Cameras in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio, has stopped employing traffic cameras to enforce speed and red light violations after voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that effectively banned their use. More than 77 percent of voters on Nov. 4 approved an issue that said the city could enforce …

State Auto Financial Reports $11.9M Net Income in Q3 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based State Auto Financial Corp. reported third quarter 2014 net income of $11.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, versus net income of $18.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013. Net income from …

Health Official: 7 Quarantined in Ohio for Ebola

A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area. The Summit County Public Health medical director …