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Ohioans Dispose of More than 14 Tons of Unwanted Pills During National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today thanked Ohio residents for properly disposing of 14.2 tons (28,466 pounds) of unwanted prescription medications during last Saturday's drug take-back day. 


Greene County Home Improvement Contractor Indicted on Felony Charges

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller today announced the indictment of James Urso on felony theft charges relating to his home improvement businesses. 


Preble County Attorney Found Guilty of Theft from Elderly, Disabled Adults

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Preble County attorney has been found guilty of stealing money from multiple elderly or disabled residents while working as the guardian of their estates.   


Store Owner Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Synthetic Drug Sales, Tax Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine announced today that a Tiffin business owner was sentenced to three years in prison in connection with the sale of synthetic drugs and multiple violations of tax law.


Representatives from Nearly 40 School Districts Attend "Protecting Ohio's Families: Start Talking!" Heroin Summit

More than 150 people representing nearly 40 school districts attended a special summit held today by the Alliance for High Quality Education, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.


"Ohio Attorney General's Office Safe Neighborhoods Initiative" Expands to Ashtabula

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ashtabula City Solicitor Michael Franklin, Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci, Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell, and Ashtabula City Manager Jim Timonere announced today that Ashtabula will be the next community to join the "Ohio Attorney General's Office Safe Neighborhoods Initiative." 


Senior Scam Ringleader Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ross County Prosecutor Matthew Schmidt announced today that a Circleville man will spend the next eight years in prison for his role in an organized scam that targeted elderly Ohioans.


Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohioans to Dispose of Unneeded Prescription Drugs During National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to take advantage of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place across the country tomorrow.


Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Cleveland-Area Sham Charity

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a Franklin County judge has granted a preliminary injunction against TEEN USA and Darien E. Smith of Cleveland for violating the terms of an Assurance of Discontinuance — a legal agreement the organization made with the Attorney General’s Office in November of 2013. According to the agreement, Smith agreed to dissolve TEEN USA, to not hold any position in or participate in soliciting donations for any charitable organization in Ohio, and to pay $10,000 to the Attorney General’s Office.


Volunteer Coach Indicted by Steubenville Grand Jury Found Guilty, Will Serve Jail Time

One of the defendants indicted by the Steubenville special grand jury on charges related to the August 2012 rape of a West Virginia girl will serve jail time after he was found guilty Tuesday.

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