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2020 Capital Crimes Report Issued by Attorney General Yost

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today issued the 2020 Capital Crimes Report, an annual accounting and procedural history of each case that has resulted in a death sentence in Ohio since 1981, the year the state’s current death penalty law was enacted.

4/1/2021

Attorney General Yost Opens Investigation into Columbus Zoo Amid Allegations

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that an investigation has been opened following recent allegations involving two executives at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

4/1/2021

Attorney General Yost Fights Unlawful Sales of Fake Vaccination Cards

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today called on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms.

4/1/2021

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Passing of Newark Police Chief Steven Baum

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today regarding the unexpected passing of Newark Chief of Police Steven A. Baum:

3/31/2021

Age-Progression Image Released in Brian Shaffer Case

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police today released an age-progression image of Brian Shaffer, a missing central Ohio man, and are seeking the public’s assistance with the case.

3/29/2021

Two Suspects Sought in Human Trafficking Case: Alleged Co-Conspirator Arrested Today; 2 More in Custody

The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force is asking the public to help locate two individuals associated with a man who was arrested on human trafficking charges today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Division of Police Interim Chief Michael Woods announced. 

3/24/2021

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Sentencing of Former Pike County Sheriff Reader

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of former Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.

3/24/2021

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