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Attorney General Honors Canton Student Finalists in ‘Do the Write Thing’ Program on Impact of Violence

The scenario that middle-school student Alex Ketchum describes in his essay is chilling because it’s all too possible.


Attorney General Honors Zanesville Student Finalists in ‘Do the Write Thing’ Program on Impact of Violence

Zanesville Middle School student MaCaila Thompson knows what it’s like to be a victim of mental abuse.


On Earth Day, AG Yost Showcases Successes of Environmental Team in Special Report

Mention the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and many Ohioans are likely to think of its consumer protection efforts, the fight to stop the illegal drug trade and human trafficking, high-profile lawsuits against those who fueled the opioid crisis or the crime-fighting expertise of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.


AG Yost’s Statement on “Conscience Clause” Lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement on the City of Columbus’ lawsuit regarding the “Conscience Clause.” 


Warning Issued for Emerging Synthetic Opioid in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is warning Ohioans of the increased prevalence of nitazenes, a group of dangerous synthetic opioids that can be up to 40 times more potent than fentanyl.


Attorney General Yost Opens Application Process for Drug Use Prevention Grants for Next School Year

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is accepting applications for $2.66 million in grant funding for local law enforcement agencies to provide drug use prevention programming to schools during the 2022-23 academic year.


AG Yost Honors Springfield Student Finalists in ‘Do the Write Thing’ Challenge on Impact of Violence

“I’ve seen my mom’s face beaten black and blue by my father, and her other boyfriends,” recounted Jada Crockran, a student at Schaefer Middle School. “Guns have been pulled on me and my mother due to her drunken words. These are just a few violent acts I’ve seen and experienced.”


Judge Puts the Screws to Northeast Ohio Home-Improvement Contractor

A longtime home-improvement contractor who deceived dozens of his customers and then repeatedly flouted a judge’s injunction has been held in civil contempt and ordered to stop operating his business immediately.


2021 Capital Crimes Report Issued by Attorney General Yost

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today issued the 2021 Capital Crimes Annual Report, which includes information and a procedural history on each case that has resulted in a death sentence in Ohio since 1981.