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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 …

Ohio-Based Central Insurance Promotes Simpson, White, Moore

Van Wert, Ohio-based Central Insurance Companies announced several promotions effective March 10, 2014. Todd Simpson was promoted to assistant vice president of claims. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, Simpson has been employed by Central for 13 …

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Down in Ohio, Report Finds

A national transportation safety report shows pedestrian traffic fatalities are down nationally, including in Ohio. The recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Ohio was one of 25 states where fewer pedestrians were killed in the first …

Ohio Ranks 2nd in Job Gains for January

The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio had the second-biggest job gains of any state in January, adding 16,700 positions. The January state employment report says 23 states reported more hiring for that month, while 27 said that the number …

Prices for Ohio Auto, Home Insurance Below U.S. Average

An Ohio insurance industry trade association says homeowner and auto insurance costs for most Ohioans remain below the U.S. average. The Ohio Insurance Institute released a report saying Ohio has the sixth lowest average homeowners premium and the 10th lowest …

Bisker Joins Aite Group in Ohio as a Senior Analyst

Jamie Bisker has joined the Aite Group as a senior analyst in the company’s property/casualty insurance team. He is based in Columbus, Ohio. Bisker has more than 28 years of experience across insurance lines of business, having served as an …

Court Rulings Against Speeding Cameras Mount in Ohio

The speeding cameras have gone dark in another Ohio community, the latest turned off by a string of court rulings against automated traffic enforcement. A Butler County judge last week ordered the village of New Miami to hit stop, saying …

Ohio Insurance Institute: Early January Storm Could Be One of State’s Costliest

Ohio insurance officials say the early January deep freeze, accompanied by heavy snow and ice, will end up being one of the costliest winter storms in the state in recent decades. Preliminary figures released by the Ohio Insurance Institute show …

Ohio Bottler Fined Nearly $87K for Repeat Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations at its plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The citation includes proposed penalties of $86,900. OSHA reported that …

Ohio Man Ordered to Repay $60K in Workers’ Comp Death Benefits

An Ohio man has been ordered to repay nearly $60,000 in workers’ compensation death benefits, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reported. Adam Osterman pleaded guilty Feb. 13 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of …