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Attorney General DeWine Signs Agreement with Circle K Designed to Reduce Tobacco Sales to Minors

Columbus – Attorney General Mike DeWine today signed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance agreement negotiated with Circle K convenience stores to enhance efforts to reduce tobacco sales to minors.


Attorney General DeWine Seeks Training Input from Campus Security Officials

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he is asking participants of the fifth annual Summit on Ohio Campus Safety and Security to offer suggestions within the next 30 days on the types of training they would like to see offered at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).


Attorney General DeWine Says Ohio Will Receive $23 Million in Vioxx Settlement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined with 42 other states and the federal government in reaching an agreement with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. to settle civil and criminal allegations that Merck marketed its drug Vioxx for uses not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), misrepresented the cardiovascular safety issues relating to the drug, and otherwise made false and misleading representations about Vioxx.


Attorney General DeWine Requests that U.S. Supreme Court Take Up Health Care Lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and colleagues from twenty-five states today filed a petition for a writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the constitutional issues surrounding the Obama heath care reform act.  States in the case of State of Florida et al., v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et. al are challenging the health care law and its unprecedented claim of federal power to require individuals to go into the marketplace and buy federally-approved health care coverage or face penalties.


Attorney General DeWine Requests Help Locating Wanted Sex Offender

According to records from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Paul Price Jr. was convicted in March 2008 for the rape of a juvenile female and was released from prison in April 2011.  Authorities said he last registered his address in October, but hasn't been seen since.


Attorney General DeWine Reminds Schools to File Safety and Building Plans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded Ohio school officials to make sure each school building's floor plan and safety plan is up-to-date and filed, as required by law.


Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohioans About Refunds for Some Skechers Shoes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans today that they may be able to obtain partial refunds if they purchased Skechers-brand rocker-bottom shoes. Last month, Attorney General DeWine announced that Ohio was part of a federal and 44-state settlement with Skechers to resolve claims that it overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its Shape-ups, Tone-ups, and Skechers Resistance Runner shoes.

“Skechers told consumers about certain supposed health benefits of these shoes but an investigation by Ohio and other states found these claims to be lacking,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This settlement is a chance for consumers to get back some of their money.”


Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohio Local Entities of Program to Fight Bid Rigging

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded local entities that his Office's Partnership for Competitive Purchasing is available to help ensure that local governments and other public entities are not victims of illegal pricing schemes for the goods and services they purchase.



Attorney General DeWine Reminds Local Communities of Demolition Grant Deadline

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded local communities to file grant applications with the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program by next week’s July 2 deadline. The Demolition Program helps stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes with funds from the national mortgage settlement reached earlier this year.


Attorney General DeWine Rejects Petition for Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for the proposed Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment because the petitioners did not submit the minimum valid signatures required.

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