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Cincinnati Polluter Ordered to Pay $550,000 for Illegal Waste Dumping

A Cincinnati business owner who used his four companies to illegally discard waste at three sites – and whose dumping may have polluted the Little Miami River – has been ordered to pay a civil penalty of $550,000 and clean up his mess, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.
One-fourth of the penalty – $137,500 – will be awarded to the Little Miami Conservancy.


Knox County Couple Indicted in Elder Abuse, Theft of More Than $450,000

A Knox County grand jury has indicted a former law enforcement officer and his wife on seven felony charges stemming from the theft of over $450,000 from an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Suspect Arrested; Another At Large Following Human Trafficking Indictment

The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance to locate an indicted suspect following the arrest of her co-defendant.


Statement from AG Yost on Breakthrough Between University of Toledo and ProMedica

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today after ProMedica Health System agreed to pay two outstanding payments it owes the University of Toledo’s medical school as part of an academic affiliation agreement:


Yost Gives ProMedica Seven Days to Make Payment It Owes University of Toledo’s Medical School

With the future of the University of Toledo’s medical school at stake, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned ProMedica Health System that it has a week to make at least one of the two payments it owes the school under an academic affiliation agreement or face a lawsuit from the state.


Attorney General Yost Sues Medina Propane Supplier With a History of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has sued a Medina propane supplier for failing to deliver its products, not refunding consumers’ money and violating two previous consent judgments. 


Files Released for Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has released the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s (BCI) investigative file regarding a January 1st fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Canton. 


AG Files Contempt to Prevent Wrongly Stored Food Waste From Polluting Water in Morrow County

Attorney General Dave Yost today filed for a contempt motion against Renergy Inc. and others for illegally accepting and storing excessive amounts of food waste and other organic waste at its Morrow County treatment facility in violation of a preliminary injunction the company agreed to in June.


Yost, 32 Other Attorney Generals Reach $438 Million Settlement with JUUL

Attorney General Dave Yost and 32 other attorneys general today announced a proposed $438.5 million settlement with JUUL Labs stemming from a two-year multistate investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s misguided marketing and sales practices.