Ohio News

Distracted Driver Fines Considered for Ohio Driver’s Ed Funding

The state of Ohio is proposing more fines for distracted driving, with the money going to help subsidize driver’s education courses for those who can’t afford them. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Drive Toward a Safer Ohio initiative is …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

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 …

Quake Brings Halt to Northeastern Ohio Injection Operation

State regulators in Ohio have suspended operations at two deep injection wells for fracking wastewater in northeast Ohio after discovering possible evidence the operation caused a 2.1-magnitude earthquake. A spokeswoman said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued a chief’s …

Tornado-Hit Ohio Town Will Spend $25,000 to Fix Sirens

A northeast Ohio community where two tornadoes have touched down this summer will reactivate its tornado warning sirens. The city council in Brunswick, in Medina County south of Cleveland, voted Monday night to spend nearly $25,000 to get the sirens …

Despite Increases Ohio Auto, Home Insurance Rates Remain Low

Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor says Ohio’s average auto and homeowners insurance rates remain among the lowest in the country despite recent increases. In 2013, the average rate for the top 10 private passenger auto and …

5 Ohio Men Charged in Crop Insurance Fraud Case

A federal grand jury recently indicted five southeastern Ohio men on charges including theft of public money in an alleged scheme to defraud a federal crop assistance program. All five of the men from Meigs County also were indicted in …

Ohio Medical Malpractice Claims Down

Medical malpractice claims in Ohio hit a new low in 2012, according to a new report. The annual Ohio Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Report from the Ohio Department of Insurance showed 2,733 claims in 2012, the last year for …

Southwest Ohio Blast That Damaged Almost 50 Buildings ‘Suspicious’

Authorities are calling “suspicious” a natural gas explosion that leveled a vacant home and damaged 48 nearby structures in Dayton, Ohio. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Caudill says investigators aren’t sure what would have caused the gas to ignite. One possible …

Bicycling Getting Safer in Ohio

Riding a bicycle on Ohio roads seems to be getting safer. The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured and killed riding in the state last year compared with the previous year. The agency says …

More Than $570,000 Awarded to Ohio for Boating Safety

The state is awarding more than $570,000 from its Waterways Safety Fund to 23 community public safety agencies. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the grants ranging from around $13,500 to $32,000 are funded by Ohio’s recreational boaters through …