Ohio News

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 …

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 …