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Bouquets of flowers sit on the sign in front of the high school in Chardon, Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, days after a gunman killed three students at the school.
Mark Duncan / Associated Press

The Bureau of Workers Compensation has approved $6.6 million for school safety and security initiatives.

The William Green Building, home to the Bureau of Workers Compensation in downtown Columbus.
Daniel / Konik

The Senate has passed a $645 million budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, after stripping out sections added by the House on first responders and immigration.

Gov. Mike DeWine tours Dynalab Electronics Manufacturing facility in Reynoldsburg.
Dan Konik / Ohio Public Radio

A large rebate is likely in the future for about 200,000 employers in Ohio. The state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hopes to send $1.5 billion back to companies that pay premiums.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
ANDY CHOW / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s attorney general said at a session with the Ohio Associated Press that one of the prescription drug middlemen working with the Bureau of Workers Compensation took millions of dollars in overpayments that rightfully belong the state.

Dan Konik

Along with the overall $65 billion budget, this week the state legislature also passed a $581 million budget for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Statehouse flowers
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Business and labor leaders, as well as Ohio’s cities, are very concerned about how some money is being moved around to balance the budget in the face of a billion dollar projected shortfall.


State lawmakers are considering a new bill to make some big changes at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

Karen Kasler

The Senate is now considering a proposal that would ban undocumented workers from receiving workers’ compensation if they’re injured on the job. The measure passed the House, but not without a heated debate between two fiery lawmakers.

Creative Commons

Ohio's largest police union wants the Bureau of Workers Compensation to cover more claims for post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders. 


Many businesses around the state could soon be getting a big rebate from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
ANDY CHOW / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s auditor is suggesting a way for the Bureau of Workers Compensation to save money. The report suggests the agency raise its rent in a key building.