Ohio News

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. …

Listeria Leads Ohio’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to Destroy 265 Tons of Product

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is destroying more than 265 tons of ice cream after listeria was found in the production facility and in products last week. CEO John Lowe says in a statement that the product to be destroyed amounts …

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 …