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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. 


Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiative Rejected Due to Lack of Valid Signatures

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today rejected a petition for a proposed marijuana-related constitutional amendment because petitioners did not submit the minimum number of valid signatures required.


Attorney General Dave Yost's Statement on Slain Springdale Police Officer

Springdale Police Officer Kaia Grant was killed Saturday evening in a crash that occurred on I-275 at State Route 4.


Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony, previously scheduled for May 7, has been canceled in response to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for controlling the spread of the coronavirus.


Yost Working with Lawmakers to Strengthen Anti-Price Gouging Laws Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Attorney General Dave Yost today announced plans to seek a new anti-price gouging law that does not rely on price controls when the Ohio General Assembly meets next week. 


AG Yost Warns of an Outbreak of Scams Related to Coronavirus

Fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic could give rise to an outbreak of scams, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost warns.


Yost Issues Opinion that Courts May Suspend Jury Trials During Pandemic Emergency

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today issued a formal opinion that courts may suspend jury trials to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and that they may do so consistent with state and federal speedy-trial obligations.


Guilty Plea Entered in Marion County Rape Case

(MARION) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that a Marion County man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven victims over three years.


Former Youngstown Mayor Pleads Guilty to Felonies

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that former Youngstown mayor Charles Sammarone has pleaded guilty to two felony charges.


AG Yost Sues Army Corps of Engineers Over Lack of Transparency, Overcharges Related to Caesar Creek Lake

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today in federal court to recoup improper charges billed to the state for the upkeep of Caesar Creek Lake.

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