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Mentor Attorney Arrested in Sex Sting

Agents with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force arrested an attorney seeking to buy sex during an undercover operation, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene announced today.


AG Yost Recognizes Canton Students in Do the Write Thing Program, Which Targets a Reduction in Youth Violence

Nick Jones, a student at Early College Middle School, candidly reflects on how he has grown all-too accustomed to violence.


AG Yost Seeks Public’s Feedback on New Protections for Signatures

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants the public to weigh in on whether additional safeguards are needed to protect consumers from having their signatures used without their full knowledge or consent.


On Earth Day, Attorney General Yost Applauds His Environmental Team’s Success Thus Far in 2024

Mention the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and Ohio residents probably think about its efforts to protect consumers, combat human trafficking or investigate crime. But the office also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the state’s environment. 


AG Yost Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Narrow ‘Unlawful’ Injunction on HB 68

In an emergency motion filed today with the Ohio Supreme Court, Attorney General Dave Yost argues that a Franklin County judge overstepped his judicial authority by placing on hold the entirety of House Bill 68.


Stark County Attorney Who Swindled Clients Sentenced to Prison

A former Canton-area attorney was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to stealing from his clients, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier announced today.


Statement from AG Yost on House Bill 68 Ruling

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding today's ruling on House Bill 68 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.


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.


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.


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.

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