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Attorney General DeWine Announces Support for Blue Alert Legislation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced his support for legislation which would create a statewide Blue Alert system in Ohio to assist in cases where law enforcement have been injured or killed in the line of duty. Attorney General DeWine was joined at a news conference announcing the legislation by bill sponsor, State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville), and State Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), whose son was a Cleveland Heights Police Officer who died in the line of duty in 2010.

11/21/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Statewide Drug Take Back Day Total

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohioans disposed of several tons of outdated or unwanted prescription drugs during last weekend's National Drug Take Back Day.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office partnered with members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local and state law enforcement officers to collect the unneeded pills at dozens of drop off sites across the state on Saturday, April 28, 2012. 

5/2/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Start of Funds Availability for Approved Demolition Grant Recipients

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that grant funds for the demolition of abandoned houses through the Moving Ohio Forward Program are now available for approved grant recipients. After applications or requests for extensions were received from all 88 Ohio counties, the initial grant contracts were sent to approved counties starting today.

7/10/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Stark County Woman will be Sentenced for Craigslist Ticket Scam

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced Kathleen Kinsella of Stark County will be sentenced December 21, after pleading guilty to theft involving a ticket scam on craigslist. In Stark County Common Pleas Court, Kinsella admitted to stealing $5,499 from multiple victims from December 2009 through May 2011.

11/29/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Staff Changes

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Kristin Strobel has been promoted to Director of Policy and Legislation for the Office of the Attorney General.

4/11/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement With Skechers to Pay Up to $45 Million Over Deceptive Advertising of Shoes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined the Federal Trade Commission, 43 states, and the District of Columbia in announcing a settlement with Skechers USA, Inc. to resolve claims that Skechers overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its rocker-bottom athletic shoes, including Shape-ups, Tone-ups, and the Skechers Resistance Runner.

5/16/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement with Chee Chee Rose Ministries to End Bingo Operations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that his office has reached a settlement with Chee Chee Rose Ministries of Middletown to end its bingo operations.

12/9/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement Over Hollywood Video Debt Collection

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today along with 49 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia announced a settlement to resolve allegations of unfair debt collection practices for Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery customer accounts.

5/5/2011

Attorney General DeWine Announces Settlement Agreement with Professional Solicitor Company InfoCision

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today an Assurance of Discontinuance agreement with Akron-based InfoCision Management Corporation regarding its professional solicitation services on behalf of various charitable organizations.

"Charitable contributions are vital to our communities, and donors must be confident their funds are properly and honestly solicited," said Attorney General DeWine.

4/20/2012

Attorney General DeWine Announces Sentencing of Second Tree Trimming Scammer

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Christopher Gibbs, the second of three individuals charged in a tree-trimming scam that targeted the elderly in Greene, Franklin, Butler, and Montgomery counties, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $32,940. The case represents a collaboration among the Attorney General's Office, the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, and other law enforcement agencies.

1/25/2012
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