NU Online News Service, Aug. 9, 3:42 p.m. EDT

Miller & Miller Inc. of Dover, Ohio, has joined Northumberland, Pa.-based insurance franchiser Keystone Insurers Group.

Keystone said Miller & Miller becomes the 23rd agency in Ohio to join the group and the 212th independent agency in Keystone’s six states.

Established in 1946, Miller & Miller is currently owned by Bill McIlvaine. He currently sits on the board of trustees of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers (IIAB) in Ohio.

According to the firm’s website, Miller & Miller writes both personal and commercial lines products, fulfilling the needs of 3,500 individuals or families and 1,500 businesses.

Founded in 1983, Keystone Insurers is owned by its employees and franchise partners in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Each partner is an independent agency. Keystone said it currently has property and casualty premiums exceeding $1 billion.