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BWC proposes nine percent cut in local government rates
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer has proposed a reduction in workers' compensation rates for Ohio local governments by an overall average of nine percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Twinsburg business owner sentenced for workers' comp fraud, ordered to repay $3K
Columbus - A Twinsburg (Summit County) business owner was sentenced Aug. 13 in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers' compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony.

BWC investigations result in 12 workers' comp fraud convictions in July
Columbus - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today that 12 individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio's workers' compensation system in July 2015.

Video footage shows Hilliard man working while receiving workers' comp
Columbus - A Hilliard (Franklin County) man was sentenced July 22 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers' compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony.

Clermont County man ordered to pay $7K in restitution for workers' comp fraud
Columbus - A Milford (Clermont County) man was sentenced July 10 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on one count of workers' compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of forgery, a fifth-degree felony. Douglas Vastine previously pleaded guilty to these charges.

Former Cuyahoga County man ordered to pay $9k for workers' comp fraud
Columbus - A Duncan, Oklahoma, man has been ordered to repay $9,000 to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) after it was discovered he was working while receiving benefits for a workplace injury.

BWC investigations result in 10 workers' comp fraud convictions in June
Columbus - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today that 10 individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio's workers' compensation system in June 2015.

Stark County employer one of only 29 in Ohio granted SHARP status
COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer today announced Stark County's People's Cartage, Inc. has attained certification through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

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