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Summary Language Rejected for Amendment that would Make Changes to Ohio’s Election Laws

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the summary language for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would make changes to Ohio’s election laws.


Judge Orders $200,000 Penalty for Ashtabula County Polluter

The owner of two northeast Ohio businesses that illegally burned and mishandled oil field waste has been ordered to pay a $200,000 civil penalty for polluting the environment.


Preble County Man Sentenced to Prison for Rape

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that a Preble County man, Devin Michael Tutt, was sentenced Wednesday to a mandatory prison sentence of 22 years for raping two minors last year. 


Mahoning County Woman Sentenced to Prison in Dismemberment Case

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that a Mahoning County woman, Katrina Layton, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for her role in the murder and dismemberment of Shannon Graves.


OPOTA Invites Public Comment During Accreditation Assessment

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) will undergo a three-day, on-site evaluation beginning on Feb. 17 to ensure compliance with the Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program.


Garfield Heights Recycling Center Held in Contempt of Court for Failing to Address Hazard

A Garfield Heights recycling center and its owner were held in contempt of court Friday after ignoring an order to cut down the size of a massive debris pile that caught fire last year. 


Summary for Proposed Minimum Wage Amendment Certified

The Ohio Attorney General's Office today certified a summary of a petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would increase the state minimum wage rate.


Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty

A Cuyahoga County corrections officer, Idris-Farid Clark, pleaded guilty today for his role in the assault of a restrained inmate. 


AG Yost Seeks Refunds From Roofing Contractor in Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is taking a Montgomery County roofing contractor to court for allegedly cheating homeowners out of thousands of dollars. Customers said some of the rip-offs came in the wake of the 2019 Memorial Day storms.


AG Yost Announces Resignation of Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the resignation of Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun.

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