Ohio News

Welch to Retire as President/CEO at Grange Insurance; Ammendola to Assume the Posts

Tom Welch, president and CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance, has announced that he will retire as of January 2015. The company’s board of directors has elected John Ammendola, executive vice president and chief property and casualty officer, to assume …

Conklin Named Ohio Insurance Department Legislative Liaison

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor has named Allison Conklin as the Department’s legislative liaison. Conklin will work in the Executive Office’s Legislative Affairs Division. Conklin’s duties will include interfacing with legislators, government agencies and other …

Ohio: Man Must Sue State to Fix Damage from Falling Concrete

A man whose car was damaged by concrete falling from a bridge just blocks away from where Cincinnati Bengals fans were tailgating will have to sue to get any money out of the state of Ohio. No one was injured, …

Beckman Joins Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters in Ohio

Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters hired Chris Beckman as operations and risk management director. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beckman will be responsible for underwriter support in systems, risk management and risk control efforts for the company. …

Hylant Names Berenzweig President of Toledo Office

Hylant has named former National Hockey League player Andrew Berenzweig president of its Toledo, Ohio office. Berenzweig will be responsible for driving the vision and long-term strategies for the continued growth of the Toledo office. Berenzweig assumes the role from Richard …

Though Productive and More Educated, Ohio Workers Earning Less

Ohio workers are more productive and better educated these days, yet they aren’t necessarily making more money as a result, according to a new report. Ohio productivity grew by nearly 67 percent between 1979 and 2013, while median hourly wages …

Assured Neace Lukens Hires Seager to Support Midwest Clients

Louisville, Ky.-based Assured Neace Lukens hired Cary Seager as Health & Productivity manager. In her new role, Seager will support Assured Neace Lukens clients in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind., markets with customized and results-oriented health …

Freiman Joins Risk International as Senior Consultant

Risk International, based in Fairlawn, Ohio, announced that Mark Freiman has joined the outsourced risk management provider as a senior consultant. He will contribute his nearly 20 years of group benefits consulting experiences to the company’s newly launched Benefits Advisory Services. Freiman served …

NFP Acquires Cincinnati, Ohio-Based Benefit Resources

National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP), a provider of benefits, property/casualty and life insurance, and wealth management services, announced it has acquired Benefit Resources Inc., a Cincinnati-based insurance consulting and brokerage firm that has been a member of NFP’s Benefits Partners …

Ohio Woman Convicted in Arson-for-Insurance Case

A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been convicted of setting fire to a rental property in order to collect insurance money, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Latasha Curtis, 33, was convicted on one …