AG’s Office Awards Nearly $1 Milion to Veterans Groups

COLUMBUS, Ohio >> The Ohio attorney general’s office has awarded nearly $1 million to veterans groups from money seized during investigation of a multi-state Navy veterans charity fraud. Republican Mike DeWine says the grants are part of efforts to spend the funds as intended, to help veterans. John Paul Cody, long known as Bobby Thompson, […]

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DeWine Demands Money From Drug Companies

COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is demanding a serious offer within 30 days of millions of dollars, maybe even billions, from drug manufacturers and distributors to pay for the state’s drug problem – or else. What’s the penalty if drug companies don’t come forward to pay for DeWine’s 12-point plan to address Ohio’s […]

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DeWine Sues Over Pipeline Spill

The Columbus Dispatch- Charging that waterways in nine Ohio counties have been polluted, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sued a Texas company Friday for illegal discharges while building a natural-gas pipeline across Ohio. DeWine’s office filed the lawsuit in Stark County Common Pleas County in Canton on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, which […]

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Marsy’s Law Approved by Voters

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Constitutional rights granted to Ohio crime victims will be expanded after voters overwhelmingly approved Issue 1 on Tuesday. Issue 1, also known as Marsy’s Law, passed with 83 percent of voters approving the measure and 17 percent voting no, according to unofficial results from the Ohio secretary of state’s office. The constitutional […]

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Ohio AG: 13,000 rape kits tested as part of special initiative

TOLEDO (13abc Action News) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that more than 13,000 sexual assault kits have been analyzed as part of a special initiative to test previously untested kits in the state. DeWine says the goal is to “hold accountable sexual predators who may have thought they had long ago gotten […]

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine creates Insurer Task Force on Opioid Reduction

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Oct. 3 the formation of an insurer task force to help combat the opioid epidemic. Ohio spent more than $939 million in 2016 on the opioid crisis, with Medicaid drug addiction and behavioral health services accounting for 70 percent of that cost, according to the state’s Department of Medicaid. […]

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Ohio AG DeWine ‘aggressively monitoring’ Equifax data breach

Columbus While Massachusetts filed suit against Equifax over its massive data breach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is “aggressively monitoring” the situation and offering tips to consumers on how to protect themselves. “Our office cannot confirm or deny consumer protection investigations of this nature unless litigation is filed. Because we cannot comment on those lines, […]

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Dewine Issues 2017 economic development manual

COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has issued its 2017 Ohio Economic Development Manual. First released in 2015, the manual is designed to be a one-stop guide for businesses, elected officials, and economic development professionals who are interested in promoting business growth and job creation. “The […]

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Pharmaceuticals must pay for role in crisis

Felicia Detty loved with all her heart. Growing up in southern Ohio in the rural village of Frankfort, she earned the nickname “Bug” because she gave the best hugs. Her dad was her best friend, and her daughter, Averie, was the love of her life. At 18, when Felicia visited the emergency room for severe […]

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Where Financial Regulation Goes in a Republican Era

The 2008 financial crisis was a global economic catastrophe that triggered years of new regulations designed to prevent another meltdown. Now that tide of rules is cresting, with officials across the globe talking about pulling back regulations instead of adding new ones. The defenders of the current regime are fighting to save it. At the […]

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