Ohio's relatively low rates for property insurance are expected to rise in 2012 due to the damaging storms of recent years.
An insurance agent in Middletown in southwest Ohio says Mother Nature has had her way with the state. Gary Grimes of Insurance Associates tells the (Hamilton) JournalNews he expects homeowner rates to go up 10 percent this year.
Insurers can't raise rates to make up for past storms, but the history can be used to predict future losses to help set prices.
Republican Congressman Mike Turner endorsed fellow Republican Mitt Romney for president. Fifth-term Turner on Tuesday called Romney the leader the party needs to restore economic growth and defeat President Barack Obama in November.
Ohio's primary is March 6.
In a statement from his campaign, Romney said he welcomes Turner as a supporter of fiscal responsibility and national security. Romney says Ohio will be important to the election.
One of Ohio's four new casinos is ready to interview candidates as it looks to fill hundreds of jobs.
The casino coming to Toledo holds the first of three job fairs on Tuesday to talk with people who applied for work online. Multiple media outlets report the openings are in food and beverage service, maintenance and janitorial work, security, gaming operations and cashiering.
The Toledo casino had hoped to open in the spring with 1,200 employees. However, a consultant has recommended a delay to allow more time for a licensing investigation.
Ohio officials say the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling that Ohio's protocol for carrying out lethal injections is constitutional.
Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement yesterday that the state will ask the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision delaying the Wednesday execution of Charles Lorraine.