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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Murder Case

The United States Supreme Court agreed this morning to hear an Ohio murder case.  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is seeking review of a lower court’s decision to delay all legal proceedings for Sean Carter, who was convicted for the rape and murder of his adoptive grandmother, Veader Prince.


Businessman Sentenced in Toledo Environmental Records Tampering Case

Greg Kuch, of Findlay, owner and operator of State Tank and Remediation, Inc., was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court today to pay $10,000 in restitution, perform 100 hours of community service and serve four years of community control after being convicted on one count of tampering with records.


Pension Funds to File Complaint Against BP in Securities Class-Action

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, acting in his capacity as counsel for lead plaintiffs for a class of pension plans and investors around the country, authorized the filing today in U.S. District Court in Houston of a consolidated class-action against British Petroleum (BP) and other defendants. The Complaint alleges that BP was wholly unprepared to prevent and deal with the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.


Blue Alert Law Goes Into Effect Today; Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohioans How to Get Information

The law creating an Ohio Blue Alert system officially went into effect today. Similar to an AMBER Alert, a Blue Alert will rapidly broadcast information to the public advising them of an at-large suspect who has killed, seriously injured, or kidnapped an Ohio peace officer.


Ohio Attorney General DeWine Joins Others in Asking Pabst to Change the Formulation and Marketing of "Blast"

Columbus – Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with fifteen other states, Guam, and the City of San Francisco, today issued a letter to Pabst Brewing Company, asking the beer manufacturer to change the formulation and the marketing of its new alcoholic beverage, "Blast." Promoted under the Colt 45 label, Blast is sold in 23.5-ounce containers at 12 percent alcohol by volume with marketing that appeals to young adults.


BCI Marks 90th Anniversary with Open House Celebrating Past and Future

BCI today marked its 90th anniversary with an open house and ceremony led by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and BCI Superintendent Tom Stickrath. The event took place at the BCI main office in London.


BCI Begins Examining Evidence in U.S. Navy Veterans Association Case

Attorney General DeWine is also asking for the public’s help to determine the suspect’s real name.   Investigators believe “Bobby Thompson” is just one of several aliases the man used during his lifetime.


BCI Awarded Grant to Develop Sex Offender Notification for Colleges and Universities

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that BCI has been awarded a grant to develop sex offender notification for use by colleges and universities. The $73,500 federal grant was awarded by the United States Department of Justice thought the SMART FY 2011 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program.


Attorneys General DeWine, Zoeller Promote Efforts to Fight Hunger

(CINCINNATI, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller met in Cincinnati today to raise awareness of the ongoing fight against hunger in their states and the greater Cincinnati region.


Attorney General, Department of Health, and Drug Free Action Alliance Announce Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

The Attorney General’s Office is partnering with the Ohio Department of Health and the Drug Free Action Alliance to invite southern Ohio’s law enforcement agencies to participate in the newly established Ohio Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. The program will provide approximately 75 drop boxes to collect prescription drugs and three incinerators to destroy them.

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