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Attorney General DeWine Releases Security Breach Video in Honor of National Internet Safety Month

To kick off National Internet Safety Month, which is observed in June, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released an educational video for individuals whose personal information has been compromised in a security breach.


Sweepstakes Affidavits for New Moratorium Due June 27th

Ohio Attorney General DeWine today sent letters to more than 600 internet cafes informing them of the June 27th deadline to file new affidavits under the extended statewide moratorium of new sweepstakes establishments. Senate Bill 115, which established the new registration requirements and extended the moratorium, was signed yesterday by Governor John Kasich.


Ohio Unsolved Homicides: Robert Yoder

As part of his Ohio Unsolved Homicides Initiative, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for information regarding the death of a Chillicothe-area businessman.  


Man Sentenced in Priest Extortion Case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ashtabula County Prosecutor Thomas Sartini today announced that a man accused of extorting more than $100,000 from an area priest will spend the next several years in prison. 


Attorney General DeWine Honors 690 Missing Ohio Children

One day before National Missing Children's Day, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans about the hundreds of children who remain missing in the state. 


Attorney General DeWine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Warn of Mystery Shopper Scam

Scammers are using counterfeit checks that appear to be from The Ohio State University Medical Center, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The checks are part of a mystery shopper scam, in which consumers receive a letter stating that they have been selected as a “customer service evaluator” and must evaluate their local money transfer service by wiring hundreds of dollars.


Attorney General DeWine Statement on Passage of Internet Cafe Legislation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement after the passage of House Bill 7 and Senate Bill 115, which would effectively ban sweepstakes establishments in Ohio and strengthen the current moratorium on new establishments:


Attorney General DeWine Requests Removal of Urban Outfitters "Prescription Line"

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine requested today that the Urban Outfitters retail chain cease sales of its "Prescription Line" of glasses, coasters, mugs, and drink holders.


Attorney General DeWine Seeks Consumer Restitution from Stark County Pole Building Business

Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit charging Durabilt Inc., Allwood Structures Inc., and the businesses’ owner Timothy Swallen with multiple violations of Ohio’s consumer laws. In the lawsuit, the Attorney General seeks consumer restitution, permanent injunctive relief, and civil penalties.


Wanted Sex Offender: James Lee Smith

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public's help locating a sexually oriented offender with a felony warrant out for his arrest.

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