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Attorney General DeWine Visits Badges for Baseball Session in Zanesville

(ZANESVILLE, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine visited a session of Badges for Baseball in Zanesville today, praising the efforts of the local organizers and participants. Last April, Attorney General DeWine and Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. announced that the program for youth 10-14 would be starting in Ohio in Zanesville, Canton, and Youngstown.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Parents to Help Prevent Abductions and Kidnappings

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is calling on parents and guardians to prepare and protect their children against possible abduction or kidnapping. DeWine issued his warning after a Butler County girl was the victim of an attempted abduction.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to Join in National Child Abuse Prevention Month

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine today urged Ohioans to learn more about the physical and emotional abuse of children and how to prevent abuse as National Child Abuse Prevention Month gets under way.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to Drop Off Medicines on Drug Take Back Day

(COLUMBUS) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine urged Ohioans to take the opportunity to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2011.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Ohioans to Check Computers for Possible Infection from International Fraud Scheme

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans that if their computers are infected with a certain kind of malware, they may not be able to connect to the Internet as of July 9, 2012. Temporary servers, set up to give those with computers infected in an international "click-fraud" scheme time to repair their systems, are scheduled to be turned off on Monday.

"These servers have been running for several months but are set to shut down soon," said Attorney General DeWine. "Please check your computer to see if you were affected by this international scam."


Attorney General DeWine Urges FTC to Limit Alcohol Servings in Four Loko Settlement

Attorney General Mike DeWine and 34 other Attorneys General, along with the San Francisco City Attorney, have filed comments responding to the Federal Trade Commission's proposed settlement with Phusion Projects, LLC regarding its deceptive marketing of the flavored malt beverage "Four Loko" in super-sized 12 percent alcohol/23.5-ounce cans.


Attorney General DeWine Urges Caution for that Last-Minute Father's Day Gift

Almost forget about Father's Day? Need a last-minute gift? How about clicking on the link in the text message you just received to get a $100 gift card for your dad?

Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded Ohioans to watch out for scams in advance of Father's Day on June 17, 2012.


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."


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. 


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.

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