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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 …

Study Links Fracking to Hundreds of Ohio Quakes

A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of …

Deer-Related Car Crashes Declined in Ohio in 2013

Ohio officials say the number of reported deer-related car crashes in the state decreased in 2013. The Ohio Department of Public Safety says about 20,200 deer-vehicle crashes were reported last year. That’s nearly 800 fewer crashes than in 2012. Despite …

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 …