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Citing Constitutional Concerns, Yost Urges DOJ to Scrap ‘Red Flag’ Gun-Confiscation Program

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 18 other state attorneys general are opposing a new federal program that promotes aggressive enforcement of “red flag” gun-confiscation laws.

4/11/2024

Grant Funding Available to Aid Ohio Courts in Reporting Criminal Data to BCI: Yost's Office Earmarks $2.45 Million for Local Improvements

The office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is accepting applications through mid-May for three pools of federal grant money — $2.45 million in all — to continue improving the accuracy and completeness of the state’s criminal-records database.

4/3/2024

In a Victory for AG Yost and 20 Colleagues, Court Rules That Emissions Rule Constitutes Federal Overreach

A federal judge in Kentucky has declared the Federal Highway Administration’s Emissions Rule unlawful, agreeing with Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 20 of his counterparts that the restrictions both exceed the authority Congress granted the Agency and encroach on the authority of the states.

4/2/2024

Ex-School Resource Officer Indicted for Sexual Battery

A former school resource officer accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student has been indicted by a Preble County grand jury, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

4/1/2024

Report: Ohio’s Capital-Punishment System Remains Unworkable

With the release today of the “2023 Capital Crimes Report,” Attorney General Dave Yost reiterated his call for Ohio’s elected leaders to address the state’s costly and ineffective capital-punishment system.

4/1/2024

Contempt Charges Filed Against Robocaller Operating While Under Ban

One of the co-owners of a shuttered robocall business is facing contempt charges for defying a court order prohibiting him from placing or facilitating robocalls, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and seven other state attorneys general announced today.

3/28/2024

Former Quartermaster Indicted in Theft From Central Ohio VFW Post

A North Carolina man has been indicted by a grand jury on four felony counts related to the theft of more than $35,000 from a Columbus Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips announced today.

3/26/2024

AG Yost Pursues Legal Action Against Austin Master for Environmental Violations

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is seeking to force Austin Master Services, an oil and gas waste services company, to immediately stop storing illegal excess quantities of brine and drilling waste at its facility in Martins Ferry.

3/26/2024

Ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder Indicted on 10 State Felony Counts

Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has been indicted on multiple state felony charges alleging misuse of campaign money and ethics violations – including one count that would permanently ban him from holding public office again in Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

3/25/2024

Yost Secures $1.5 Million Settlement in Illegal Recycling Case

Baumann’s Recycling Center has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle an environmental lawsuit centered on an illegal landfill operated by the company for nearly a decade, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

3/21/2024
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