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Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Passing of Newark Police Chief Steven Baum

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today regarding the unexpected passing of Newark Chief of Police Steven A. Baum:

3/31/2021

Age-Progression Image Released in Brian Shaffer Case

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police today released an age-progression image of Brian Shaffer, a missing central Ohio man, and are seeking the public’s assistance with the case.

3/29/2021

Two Suspects Sought in Human Trafficking Case: Alleged Co-Conspirator Arrested Today; 2 More in Custody

The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force is asking the public to help locate two individuals associated with a man who was arrested on human trafficking charges today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Division of Police Interim Chief Michael Woods announced. 

3/24/2021

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Sentencing of Former Pike County Sheriff Reader

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of former Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.

3/24/2021

AG Yost Investigation Finds That Girl Scouts Troop Leader Stole Cookie Money

An investigation by the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has resulted in the indictment of a Girl Scouts troop leader who allegedly stole an estimated $12,500 in money from cookie sales and event fees.

3/23/2021

AG Yost Seeks to Stop Federal Government from Holding Ohio’s Stimulus Funds Hostage

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a motion for preliminary injunction against a part of the American Rescue Plan Act that threatens to withhold needed federal funds from Ohio in an effort to handcuff the state’s authority to make changes to its tax structure and economic policy.

3/17/2021

Belmont County Major Drug Interdiction Task Force Seizes 9 Pounds of Meth, Arrests Suspect

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Governor Mike DeWine and Belmont County Sheriff David M. Lucas today announced a significant methamphetamine seizure and subsequent arrest of a suspect.

3/15/2021

AG Yost Continues Crackdown on Dayton Tornado Grifters

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit against another contractor accused of scamming homeowners who suffered damage from the Dayton tornadoes in 2019.

3/15/2021

AG Yost Kicks Off Sunshine Week with Release of Updated ‘Yellow Book’

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today released the 2021 edition of the Sunshine Laws Manual, a one-stop resource for information on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.

3/15/2021

Ohio Sues Multiple Centene Entities for Breach of Medicaid Contracts: Centene Corp. used layers of Pharmacy Benefit Managers to jack up prices for tax payer-financed care, Yost says

Ohio has sued health-care giant Centene Corp. for an elaborate scheme to maximize company profits at the expense of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the state of Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today. 

3/11/2021
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