Ohio News

Westfield CEO Clay Named Chair of Team Northeast Ohio

Jim Clay, chairman and CEO of the Ohio-based insurance and financial services company, Westfield Group, has been named chairman of the private sector business development group, Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO). Team NEO is a regional collaboration of Northeast Ohio’s …

Feds: Ohio Flood-Control Project Would Cost $66M

A plan to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River in northwestern Ohio, which includes building a 10-mile channel to divert water away from downtown Findlay, would cost nearly $66 million, according to the federal agency overseeing the project. The price …

Chubb Countersues Owners of Ohio Mansion Gutted by Fire

An insurance company is suing the owners of a $4 million mansion that burned to the ground in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, last year. Chubb National Insurance Co. recently filed a lawsuit in federal court in Cincinnati in response to one …

LaRocco to Take Over as State Auto President, CEO in May

Ohio-based State Auto Financial Corporation and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company (State Auto Mutual) hired Michael E. LaRocco as president and chief executive officer. LaRocco officially takes over the duties of current President and CEO Robert P. Restrepo Jr. on …

Electronic Proof of Insurance Accepted in Ohio Beginning March 23

Effective March 23, 2015, Ohio motorists will now be able to show proof of financial responsibility to traffic violations bureaus, courts, Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and/or law enforcement through use of an electronic wireless communications device, the insurance department …

Cincinnati-Based American Financial Group Promotes Weiss to VP

Insurance holding company American Financial Group Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has promoted Mark A. Weiss to vice president. Weiss joined AFG in 2010 and most recently served as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel. In addition, he serves …

Largent Tapped to Take the Reins at Ohio’s Westfield Group

Westfield, Ohio-based banking and insurance organization, Westfield Group, has selected Edward J. Largent III to succeed James R. Clay as company leader, president and CEO. The transition will occur July 1, 2015. Clay will remain as chairman of the board until …

Ohio Measure Would Allow Workers’ Comp for Police PTSD

Ohio’s emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation a state Senate panel is considering. It would apply to police and other peace officers, …

Ohio Democrats Want State to Create Health Insurance Exchange

Democratic lawmakers in Ohio want the state to consider creating its own health insurance exchange as the U.S. Supreme Court hears a challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law. People can find health coverage through the exchanges, or marketplaces, …

Ohio-Based Central Insurance Appoints White to Board of Directors

The Central Insurance Companies, headquartered in Van Wert, Ohio, has appointed John E. White to the board of directors for Central Mutual Insurance and All America Insurance Companies, and the Central Insurex Agency effective Feb. 27, 2015. White has also …