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Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing $30,000+ from Winton Woods School Booster Club

A married couple accused of stealing more than $30,000 from a Winton Woods booster organization have both pleaded guilty in the case, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


AG Yost Launches Training to Prepare Candidates, First-Time Officials for Public Service

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and nine partner agencies today announced The Mount Vernon Project: School of Public Service, a series of online trainings designed to give candidates for public office and newly elected officials at all levels of Ohio government an orientation to public service.


Petition Summary Rejected Due to Omissions and Misstatements

 The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the petition summary of a proposed constitutional amendment, titled “Protecting Ohioans’ Constitutional Rights,” that seeks to add a Section 22 to Article I of the Ohio Constitution repealing constitutional immunities and defenses in cases alleging civil-rights violations by governmental units and public employees.


AG Yost Issues Statement on Investigation Into Complaints Against STRS Director

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the appointment of special counsel to investigate allegations of misconduct by Bill Neville, director of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS).


Indictment Filed in Hocking County Officer-Involved Critical Incident

A Hocking County man has been charged with 21 felonies, including attempted aggravated murder, for the nonfatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy and a police K-9 during a standoff in July, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Hocking County Prosecutor Ryan Black announced today.


AG Yost Announces $750,000 to Benefit Local Ohio Food Banks

Speaking this morning at the County Auditors’ Association of Ohio’s Winter Conference, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that the bulk of a $1 million settlement with Dollar General will go to food banks or other hunger-relief organizations spanning every one of the state’s 88 counties.


AG Yost Announces Increased Transparency of Police Records Through OPOTA Portal

To increase ease of use for law enforcement and transparency for the public, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced changes to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) training and records portal.


Yost Sues Roofing Contractor Who Took Nearly $45,000 From Consumers, Failed to Deliver Services

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing a Columbus-based roofing contractor accused of pocketing $44,993.80 in payments from four consumers but not finishing or even starting the projects.


AG Yost Announces Settlement with Creator of Crowd-funding Campaign Who Didn’t Fulfill Promises

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has reached a settlement with the organizer of a Kickstarter campaign who collected $31,753 from 101 supporters but didn’t deliver the goods he promised in return for pledges. He also failed to turn over donations to the charities identified as the campaign beneficiaries until he received pressure from the Attorney General’s Office and local police.


AG Yost Sues Masonry Contractor Accused of Taking Customers’ Money, Failing to Complete Work

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing a northeastern Ohio masonry contractor accused of pocketing customer payments for masonry projects he didn’t finish or even start.

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