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Ohio Home and Auto Insurance Rates Remain Steady

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment today announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively. Ohioans pay among the lowest average insurance premiums for homeowners and auto insurance.

High Standards of Professional Conduct Apply to Insurance Needs of Ohio Home Buyer

Purchasing a home or business property is a time of joy, excitement and inevitably stress generated by the work and by the unfamiliarity buyers have with the layers of demands from loan calculations to insurance commitments being thrust at them. The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) may help by providing information about the various insurance types and also through its rigorous regulation of insurance agents, Jillian Froment, ODI director, said.

Brown Urges Feds to Release Funds for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps Ohio’s low-income households and seniors pay energy bills during the cold winter and hot summer months

Portman at PSI Infrastructure Hearing: Permitting Reform Will Create Good-Paying Jobs

U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Chaired by U.S. Senator Rob Portman. Cutting Through the Red Tape: Oversight of Federal Permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

Central Ohio Housing Report – July 2017

Central Ohio housing inventory continued to increase during the month of July to 5,498, an 8.3 percent increase over June, although still down 14.1 percent from July 2016. This left central Ohio with a 2.0 months supply of inventory at the current sales pace, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.

Ashland County Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

MCI Service Parts, Inc. has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the company investigated and remediated the former Grumman-Flxible property in Loudonville.

Cincinnati Amends Environmental Covenant For MetroWest Commerce Park Property

The city of Cincinnati has received an amended covenant not to sue for the MetroWest Commerce Park property under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after extending the area around the property where ground water use is restricted.

Brown Meets with Wright-Patterson Commander as Army Awards Contract for Base Construction Project to...

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with Col. Bradley McDonald, Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing to discuss his continued efforts to support servicemembers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Reps. Tiberi and Pascrell Introduce Bill to Protect Patient Access to Home Infusion Services

Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) introduced the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act. This bill creates a new transitional payment structure for providers of home infusion services before policies signed into law in the 21st Century Cures Act take effect in 2021.

Ohio EPA Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss Former Kilgore Manufacturing Property

A plan to address cleanup at the former Kilgore Manufacturing Property, 400 N. Spring Road, Westerville, will be the focus of an Ohio EPA public meeting set for Mon., July 24, 2017

Brown Opening Statement at Banking Committee Hearing on Principles of Housing Finance Reform

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – released the following opening statement at today’s hearing entitled, “Principles of Housing Finance Reform.”

Union County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic...

Ohio EPA is helping eligible Union County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Union County Health Department. This state initiative, which is part of Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), will improve the quality of life for local residents by eliminating failing HSTS at an affordable cost.

Weiler Grants awarded to Northwest and DKLM groups for their 2017 REALTOR® Care Day...

Columbus REALTORS® is proud to announce that both the Northwest Area Real Estate Association and the Delaware Knox Licking Morrow Suburban Realty Association were awarded REALTOR® Care Day Weiler grants in honor of their 2017 projects

Beatty Tours Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

On June 19, 2017, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) took a hard-hat tour of the Veterans Memorial and Museum, which is under construction in Columbus, Ohio, with Congressmen Steve Stivers (OH-15). Earlier this year, Beatty, Stivers, and Tiberi reintroduced legislation to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum as the “National Veterans Memorial & Museum,” H.R. 1900. Following the tour, Beatty issued the following statement

Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Citizen Monitoring of the Lower Great...

Enthusiasts of the lower Great Miami River watershed will have an opportunity to be part of a citizens’ water quality monitoring program thanks to an $18,822 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Rivers Unlimited – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

Stivers Reintroduces SAFE Transitional License Act

This week, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the SAFE Transitional License Act.  This bill changes the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE) by providing regulatory relief for loan originators in an effort to make a smooth employment transition between bank and non-bank entities.  Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) joined as cosponsors of this bipartisan legislation

Public Meeting to Discuss Buckeye Lake Water Quality Certification Request

Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. June 26, 2017, to discuss an application for a water quality certification related to the replacement of an earthen dam at Buckeye Lake. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing at Millersport Elementary School, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport.

Opening Statement by Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Ranking Member Marcia L....

The House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing titled, “Small Watershed Infrastructure: Continuing the Mission, Building upon Success.” Below is the opening statement from Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation and the Forestry, as prepared for delivery.

Brown Calls on Administration to Extend Buy America Provisions to All Federally-Funded Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging the Trump Administration to apply Buy America to all federally-funded infrastructure projects as they begin to implement President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order (EO)

On Bloomberg TV, Portman Highlights Need to Rebuild America’s Aging Infrastructure

During an interview today on Bloomberg Television, Senator Portman discussed the need to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. Referring to the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, Portman said that modernizing our infrastructure represents a great opportunity to work on a bipartisan basis to improve our economy, create jobs, and deliver results that will make a difference. The interview comes as President Trump visits Cincinnati with a focus on how to improve our transportation infrastructure.

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Ohio Home and Auto Insurance Rates Remain Steady

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment today announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively. Ohioans pay among the lowest average insurance premiums for homeowners and auto insurance.