Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Jan. 11:

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

More than 200,000 employers might get rebates from the BWC totaling more than $1 billion. According to the bureau, most rebates will be about 66 percent of what the employer paid in workers’ compensation premiums last year.

Republican Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina believes this rebate on top of declining workers’ compensation  costs are making the state more attractive to businesses.

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The leader of Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is stepping down after five years in the position.

Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to him on his way out of the office.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Administrator Steve Buehrer made more than 300 official appearances and speaking engagements around the state. He said it was important to travel Ohio and meet with employees and employers face-to-face.