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Don’t Let Thieves Snatch Your COVID-19 Stimulus Money

Attorney General Dave Yost today urged Ohioans to watch out for thieves as stimulus payments arrive from the federal government.


Two Franklin County Jane Doe Cases Identified

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz today announced the identities of two previously unidentified women.


Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

The following statement can be attributed to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost regarding Preserving Personal Protective Equipment and Saving Lives in Ohio.


‘Two Days in May’ Canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 Two Days in May Conference on Victim Assistance, previously scheduled for May 21-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.


BCI Requests Public Tips in Portsmouth Case

On March 25, the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) assisted local authorities in executing a search warrant in Portsmouth at the office of local attorney Michael Mearan.


Federal Judge Approves $2.6 Million Settlement with BP Over Alleged Violations at Ohio Refinery

A federal judge has approved a settlement requiring BP Products North America Inc. and BP-Husky Refining LLC to pay $2.6 million to the U.S. government and Ohio for alleged violations of clean air laws.


Yost, Other AGs Urge Online Marketplaces to Turn up Heat on Price Gouging

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today joined 32 other attorneys general in urging Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart and Craigslist to more rigorously fight price gouging by online sellers using their services.


Authorities Seek Help Identifying Franklin County John Doe

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz are seeking assistance to identify a man whose body was found on May 30, 2007.


AG Yost, U.S. Attorneys and Pharmacy Board Issue Joint Statement Regarding Ohio Board of Pharmacy Rule

On March 22, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy held an emergency Sunday session to issue a rule prohibiting pharmacists from dispensing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 unless a person has tested positive for the virus or is otherwise approved by the pharmacy board’s executive director. 

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