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Ohio Woman Must Repay $32K in Workers’ Comp Benefits

An Ohio woman was ordered to repay more than $32,000 in connection with working while collecting workplace injury benefits. Laura Brown pleaded guilty April 9 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. “Ms. …

Ohio Employers to Share $1.2B Workers’ Comp Premium Credit

Ohio private employers and local governments will soon receive a credit on their workers’ compensation bills totaling $1.2 billion, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced. The credit approved by the BWC board of directors will allow the transition …

Ohio Warning Rideshare Drivers About Insurance Risks

Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications. Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers with drivers using their personal …

Ohio Coast Guard Station Leads Nation in Drunken Boating Arrests

A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year. The Coast Guard says officers with Marblehead, Ohio, station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013. The …

Wisconsin Trucker Wins Great American Insurance’s Big Rig Giveaway

A Wisconsin trucker who’s been driving for 35 years won a customized truck in Great American Insurance Group’s annual Big Rig Giveaway. Roger Lemírande was missing from the crowd at booth 69172 on Saturday, March 29, at the Mid-America Trucking …

Unlicensed Ohio Company Told to Stop Selling Insurance Product

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor ordered an unlicensed insurance entity, My Community Care LLC, and its owner Tannile Ortiz to stop selling what the insurance department says is an unlawful product in the state of …

Ohio Fracking Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

A couple who sued to try to stop shale gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory this week as a judge ruled their lawsuit can proceed. The Franklin County judge ruled that the Guernsey …

Ohio Jury Awards $39M in Fatal Repaving Accident

An Ohio jury has awarded $39 million to the family of a construction inspector killed during a highway repaving project. An attorney for the family of victim Randy Roginski described the working conditions in the construction zone on Interstate 271 …

Report: Bicycle Fatalities, Injuries Down in Ohio

Riding a bicycle on Ohio roads seems to be getting safer, according to state statistics. The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured or killed while riding in the state last year compared with the …

International Excess Program Managers Adds Bren as VP, Transportation

International Excess Program Managers, based in Cleveland, Ohio, added Rich Bren to its executive team as vice president of transportation. Bren has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and insurance industry. He has held multiple officer roles …