Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced this week that the state Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) is again preparing to send out worker compensation rebates to businesses across the state. In a press conference on Tuesday, DeWine reported that as much as $1.3 billion in rebates will be returned to Ohio businesses. The rebates, which are expected to be sent out as early as today, are from monies that were paid to the state managed fund to cover workers compensation claims, that due to coronavirus shutdowns never materialized. Earlier this year, the BWC returned another $1.6 billion to businesses after the coronavirus shutdown began. In other Ohio new for small businesses, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan last week announced that the city had partnered with the Western Reserve Community Fund to launch the Akron Resiliency Fund (ARF). The ARF, designed to operate in perpetuity, will make low-cost small business loans to eligible small businesses within the city of Akron. The program began October 14.