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Attorney General DeWine Urges All Schools to Submit Safety Plans

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today at the 2012 Ohio Safe Schools Summit called on all schools to meet the state law requirement that directs them to file a copy of both floor plans and safety plans with the Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

"The great majority of Ohio schools have filed their plans with us, but for more than 150 school buildings we have not received anything," said Attorney General DeWine. "We hope that we will never experience school violence and we must do all we can to prevent it. Having these plans in place and ready to be accessed by local law enforcement is an important part of our efforts to protect children."

7/24/2012

Attorney General DeWine Upholds Ohio Law on Brine Disposal

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has determined that certain permits governing treatment and disposal of brine from oil and gas wells, issued in Trumbull County by the former Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, were not issued legally. 

11/1/2011

Attorney General DeWine Unveils Online Charitable Search Tool to Help Ohioans Make Smart Donations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans today to be smart when making  holiday charitable donations and also unveiled a new tool to aid in those efforts: an online search of registered charities in good standing with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

12/1/2011

Attorney General DeWine Tours Southern Ohio Hospital, Communities Hit by Prescription Drug Abuse

Attorney General Mike DeWine toured areas of southern Ohio that have been hit hard by the prescription drug abuse epidemic on Thursday and Friday.

3/11/2011

Attorney General DeWine to Appeal Lorraine Decision to U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that he and Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich have agreed to ask the United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision by lower federal courts indefinitely postponing the execution of convicted murderer Charles Lorraine. Lorraine was sentenced to death in 1986 for the brutal killings of Doris and Raymond Montgomery in their Warren, Ohio home. Lorraine will not be executed on Wednesday as originally scheduled, but Ohio will request that the indefinite stay of execution be lifted.

1/15/2012

Attorney General DeWine Testifies for Tougher Cyber Crime Laws

On November 16, 2011, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine testified before committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate on companion bills calling for the adoption of tougher laws dealing with cyber fraud that would give the Attorney General's Office authority to investigate cyber fraud crimes and prepare cases for local prosecution.

11/16/2011

Attorney General DeWine Takes Action Against Shoddy Home Improvement Businesses

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced lawsuits against two Ohio home improvement businesses, a Springfield based tree-cutting business and a Cleveland-area home repair company, for multiple violations of Ohio consumer law.

5/13/2011

Attorney General DeWine Swears in 12 New Assistant Attorneys General

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today swore in 12 attorneys as Assistant Attorneys General with the office. They join more than 400 attorneys working with the office on behalf of Ohioans.

11/8/2011

Attorney General DeWine Supports New Bill to Help Victims of Elder Abuse

(CLEVELAND) – On the first annual Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) to officially announce a bill that could significantly help victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation.

If passed, the Ohio Elder Justice Act, sponsored by Dovilla, will update current law to improve the response to elder abuse victims by strengthening Adult Protective Services in Ohio.  Dovilla worked closely with Attorney General DeWine's Elder Abuse Commission to draft the proposed legislation.

6/15/2012

Attorney General DeWine Supports Legislation for Oversight of Gaming at Internet Cafes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced his support for legislation introduced today by State Representatives Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) and Nan Baker (R-Westlake) to establish oversight of gaming that takes place at internet cafes and similar establishments. The bill addresses electronic games that look like slot machines, which can mislead players and cause confusion for law enforcement.

4/8/2011
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