Youngstown gets $590K rebate check from Ohio workers' comp

YOUNGSTOWN — The city received a $590,517 check today from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as part of a $1 billion insurance premium rebate from the state to more than 200,000 government entities and private businesses that pay into the program.

Steve Buehrer, BWC’s administrator and chief executive officer, gave the check to Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone.

The amount is 56 percent of the city’s workers' compensation expense for the year 2012, Buehrer said.

The city will use as much of the rebate as it can to help continue targeting efforts to improve neighborhoods through the demolition of dilapidated houses and with code enforcement, Sammarone said.

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