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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

Attorney General Mike DeWine says seven Ohioans are charged in a scam that targeted senior citizens and even involved someone impersonating DeWine. 

Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004. 

Ohio's attorney general says the state's share of the settlement between Endo Health and the federal government amounts to about $5 million. 

Ohio's attorney general has awarded $1 million dollars in new grant funding to rape crisis centers across the state.  

Attorney General Mike DeWine is standing by his office’s policies when it comes to selecting law firms to perform state work.

A southeast Ohio sheriff has been indicted on 25 counts, including felony charges of theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

The state is urging people donating to charity this holiday season to watch for scams.  

Authorities in southwest Ohio say three village employees have been charged with theft in office and other counts, with one allegedly diverting thousands of dollars for meth labs.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio's crime lab has processed almost 21-hundred previously untested rape kits in its effort to solve more reported sexual assaults with the help of DNA matches.

A grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Ohio last year will reconvene later this week.

Leading Ohio Republicans including U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and the state attorney general have been subpoenaed to testify in a $100 million multi-state fraud case. 

The Ohio attorney general's multi-state case against an alleged scam artist who collected as much as $100 million ostensibly for Navy veterans doesn't address the man's donations to politicians, including the attorney general himself. 

Ohio's attorney general wants an advisory panel to review security and protocols for the state's entire law enforcement information-sharing system, not just its use of facial recognition technology.

The state attorney general says new hazardous material containers at five sites around Ohio will help authorities more quickly clean up methamphetamine labs.

Facial Recognition Software Generates Controversy

Aug 27, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says law enforcement officers have used facial recognition technology nearly 27 hundred times since June.

State Office Working Through Backlog of Rape Kits

Aug 26, 2013

There are thousands of rape kits that have never been tested in Ohio, and the state attorney general says his agency is working through that stack.

AG Says Too Few Schools Have Adequate Safety Plans On File

Aug 19, 2013

As students throughout Ohio head back to school, Ohio’s Attorney General is reminding school officials to make sure they have a comprehensive school safety plan on file.

It’s back to school time. Ohio’s Attorney General says that means it’s the time that scammers try to take advantage of families who are making preparations for the new school year.

The state attorney general says more than 200 Ohioans have received unsolicited phone calls with offers of medical alert devices.

Ohio could see a record-breaking number of new licenses for carrying a concealed weapon this year.

The state's attorney general urges Ohioans to watch out for scams involving utilities after two people reported losing about $800 each after unsolicited phone calls.

Ohio Crime Lab Processing Evidence In Castro Case

Jul 18, 2013

Ohio crime lab employees are working overtime to test evidence in the Ariel Castro case. 

State Launches Registry for Convicted Arsonists

Jul 1, 2013

People convicted of arson-related offenses in Ohio will have to register annually with local authorities under a new law in effect beginning this week.

Grants Funding Regional Sexual Assault Coordinators

Jun 25, 2013

The Ohio Attorney General's office has begun funding new regional sexual assault coordinators to oversee direct and comprehensive services for victims.

Internet Cafe Owners Want Ohio Voters To Decide Their Future

Jun 11, 2013

Operators of internet cafes are fighting  a new state law banning their operations.

State School Board Urged To Not Support Arming Teachers

May 14, 2013

Top Ohio law enforcers are urging members of the state school board not to support arming untrained teachers with guns in response to recent school shootings, including one last year in northeast Ohio.

DeWine Rejects School Prayer Amendment

May 3, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition seeking to ask Ohio voters to approve school prayer.

CCW Licenses Increase

May 2, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the number of licenses issued for carrying concealed weapons in the first three months of the year increased sharply compared with the same period a year ago.

Statehouse Debate Continues Over Fate Of Internet Cafes

Apr 30, 2013

Ohio voters will decide the fate of the 794 storefronts, accused of selling illegal gambling…..that is, if a Youngstown state senator gets his way.

Proposed Law To Double Penalties On Repeat Violent Offenders

Apr 29, 2013
Karen Kasler / OPR

Most violent crimes in Ohio are committed by people who have at least two felony convictions. And a bill is coming this week that seeks to lock up those criminals to cut down on gun-related crimes.

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