Insurance Journal » Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:32:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Jung Appointed Director of P/C Business Development at Oswald Cos. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/26/355472.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:15:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355472 Ohio-based Oswald Companies appointed Jessica Jung to the position of director of business development, property/casualty. Jung joins Oswald with more than 15 years of experience at Chubb Insurance, most recently serving as vice president and branch leader of Chubb’s Cleveland …

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Company in Ohio Overpass Collapse Had Strong Safety Track Record http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/22/354937.htm Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:04:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354937 Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery in Ohio on Jan. 20 after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll …

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Ohio Fighting Scrap Metal Theft with Data Sharing Project http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/20/354473.htm Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:24:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354473 Scrap metal dealers are getting help combatting theft from a new data-sharing arrangement through the Ohio Courts Network. Under a December agreement between the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a “Do Not Buy from Convicted …

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Ohio’s Smith Insurance Services Partners with the Leavitt Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/15/354244.htm Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:56:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354244 Ohio-based Smith Insurance Services Inc., along with Franchise Insurance Agency Inc., has entered into a partnership with the Leavitt Group. The agency will now be doing business as Smith & Leavitt Insurance Services and will continue to exclusively offer personal …

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Explosion, Fire Cause Extensive Damage at Husky Energy’s Ohio Refinery http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/12/353789.htm Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:47:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=353789 A fire that started after an explosion on Jan. 10 at Husky Energy Inc.’s 155,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil refinery in Lima, Ohio, has caused extensive damage to a unit at the plant, a fire official said. No injuries were reported …

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December Was Ohio’s Deadliest Month for Fires in 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/09/353638.htm Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:33:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=353638 A string of multiple-fatality home blazes made December Ohio’s deadliest fire month of 2014 and pushed the year’s death toll to 115. Statistics requested by The Associated Press from the state fire marshal’s office show 16 people were killed by …

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No State Mandate to Shovel Sidewalks in Ohio, but Local Laws May Require It http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/07/353266.htm Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:57:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=353266 As far as Ohio state law goes, homeowners don’t have a legal obligation to shovel sidewalks due to a natural accumulation of snow and ice, but this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t at least try to maintain them, according to the …

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Ohio Traffic Deaths Increased in 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/04/351633.htm Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:41:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351633 Preliminary data indicate the number of Ohio traffic deaths for the past year probably won’t be another record low and might go back above 1,000. The State Highway Patrol reports 973 fatalities for the year, with at least 37 more …

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Ohio School District Employees Appeal Ruling in Shooting Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/29/351142.htm Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:44:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351142 Five current or former officials from an Ohio school district are appealing a ruling allowing three school shooting victims’ families to proceed with parts of a lawsuit. The lawsuit by the families and a student injured in the 2012 shooting …

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Ohio Vehicle Thefts Down 64% from Peak in 1991 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/17/350423.htm Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:51:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350423 From its peak auto theft year in 1991 when 54,744 vehicles were stolen, Ohio has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 19,532 thefts. That’s a reduction of 64 percent since 1991, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Thefts in Ohio began …

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IICF Midwest Awards $545K in Grants to Local Non-Profits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/17/350418.htm Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:47:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350418 The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Midwest Division announced it is awarding $545,000 in community grants to local non-profit organizations in Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin for 2015. Grants range in contribution from $10,000 to $50,000 and support 29 …

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Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2014/12/09/348473.htm Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:00:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=348473 San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014– Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for developing …

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Ohio and Indiana Joint Venture to Fly Drones to Aid Farmers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/02/348675.htm Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:58:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=348675 A joint venture between Ohio and Indiana is teaming up with an Ohio college to fly drone missions aimed at helping farmers boost crop yields. The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center in Springfield, Ohio, and Ohio State University are teaming …

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Pothole Claims Up in Ohio This Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/24/347947.htm Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:38:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347947 More Ohio motorists are looking for repayment from the state for pothole damage to their cars, nearly tripling the number of claims filed in 2013. The Dayton Daily News reports nearly 300 pothole damage claims have been filed statewide so …

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5 Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/18/347378.htm Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:23:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347378 Five more universities around Ohio are receiving bomb-sniffing dogs as officials expand a state program that makes more of those canines available for safety needs on and off campuses. The University of Toledo, Kent State University, Ohio University and Central …

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Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for Stealing Client Premiums http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/13/346987.htm Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:32:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=346987 The Ohio Department of Insurance announced that former Warren insurance agent Timothy J. Mulvey has been sentenced on charges of stealing clients’ premium payments. The Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Mulvey to five years of community control, 17 months of …

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Vote Bans Traffic Cameras in Cleveland, Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/12/346807.htm Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:34:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=346807 Cleveland, Ohio, has stopped employing traffic cameras to enforce speed and red light violations after voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that effectively banned their use. More than 77 percent of voters on Nov. 4 approved an issue that said the city could enforce …

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State Auto Financial Reports $11.9M Net Income in Q3 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/04/345891.htm Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:36:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=345891 Columbus, Ohio-based State Auto Financial Corp. reported third quarter 2014 net income of $11.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, versus net income of $18.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013. Net income from …

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Health Official: 7 Quarantined in Ohio for Ebola http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/17/343990.htm Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:04:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343990 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 …

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Study Links Fracking to Hundreds of Ohio Quakes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/16/343844.htm Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:33:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343844 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 …

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Deer-Related Car Crashes Declined in Ohio in 2013 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/07/342916.htm Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:45:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=342916 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 …

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Welch to Retire as President/CEO at Grange Insurance; Ammendola to Assume the Posts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/29/341879.htm Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:26:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341879 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 …

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Conklin Named Ohio Insurance Department Legislative Liaison http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/19/341191.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:53:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341191 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 …

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Ohio: Man Must Sue State to Fix Damage from Falling Concrete http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/19/341169.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:21:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341169 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, …

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Beckman Joins Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/16/340549.htm Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:54:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340549 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. …

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Hylant Names Berenzweig President of Toledo Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/09/340042.htm Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:24:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340042 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 …

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Though Productive and More Educated, Ohio Workers Earning Less http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/05/339675.htm Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:11:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339675 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 …

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Assured Neace Lukens Hires Seager to Support Midwest Clients http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/29/339056.htm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339056 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 …

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Freiman Joins Risk International as Senior Consultant http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/26/338613.htm Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:34:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338613 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 …

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NFP Acquires Cincinnati, Ohio-Based Benefit Resources http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/22/338426.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:38:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338426 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 …

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