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Tornado Touched Down in Western Ohio: Weather Service

The National Weather Service has that confirmed a rare December tornado touched down in western Ohio. The weather service says the tornado had an estimated maximum wind speed of 65 mph and did not cause any injuries. The Dayton Daily …

Kent State University’s Insurance Studies Program Sees First Graduates

Salem, OH, December 1, 2015 – Kent State University announced that it recently graduated the first of its majors in its Insurance Studies bachelor’s degree program. Kent State University’s Salem Campus created the new degree program in 2012 and Dr. …

Ohio Lawmakers Consider Statewide Ridesharing Regulations

The Ohio Senate is considering a bill that would create one set of statewide regulations for ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. The lawmakers’ work comes as Uber plans to expand its Ohio workforce by adding 10,000 more drivers …

Stricter Teen Driving Laws Now in Effect in Ohio

Ohio’s teen drivers under the age of 18 will face tighter restrictions went into effect on July 1, an Ohio insurance trade group reported. According to the Ohio Insurance Institute, the new restrictions focus on limiting the number of passengers …

Ohio Court Rules Parents of Firefighter Can Continue With Suit

An Ohio court says the parents of a firefighter killed seven years ago can sue the maker of an emergency radio and the homeowners growing marijuana in the basement where a fire started. Colerain Township Fire Department Captain Robin Broxterman …

Ohio Group Unveils Plan to Deal With Cyberattacks

A group of politicians, law enforcement members and business leaders has given its blueprint for how Ohio communities can deal with cyberattacks to the state Emergency Management Agency. The Columbus Dispatch reported the Cybersecurity Work Group unveiled its report on …

North Named President, Personal Lines at Grange Insurance

Grange Insurance, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has named John North president of personal lines. In this role, North will be responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the company’s personal lines book of business, including product development and pricing, …

LaRocco Officially Named President, CEO at State Auto

The shareholders of State Auto Financial Corp. elected Michael E. LaRocco as a director of the company at its 2015 annual shareholders meeting. LaRocco was also officially named president and chief executive officer of the company, succeeding Robert P. Restrepo …

Ohio Ice Cream Maker Traces Listeria to Pint-Filling Machine

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams says it has traced the source of listeria in its Ohio production facility to a pint-filling machine. CEO John Lowe says in a statement that the company will never be sure how the bacteria got into …

Cornerstone Broker Insurance Services Opens Office in Northeast Ohio

Cornerstone Broker Insurance Services Agency announced it has opened a new office in Independence, Ohio. The new office will provide health insurance resources, educational programs, carrier contracting/licensing, compliance updates and other related support services to brokers and independent insurance agents. …