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Suspect in Multistate Pursuit Charged With Seeking Sex With a Minor

A Pennsylvania man is facing felony charges for traveling to Ohio to allegedly have sex with a minor and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase across state lines, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Yost's Office Issues Statement Clarifying Legal Filing in Lawsuit Over Proposed Ballot Measure

Contrary to recent news reports, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is not releasing a legal explainer today and was not required to do so by the Ohio Supreme Court.


AG Yost Seeks Answers as One-Year Anniversary of East Palestine Train Derailment Approaches

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the devastating train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost vowed to get answers for the state’s lawsuit against Norfolk Southern in the absence of a full statement of facts from the primary investigating agency.   


AG Yost Announces New Training to Help Health-care Professionals Combat Labor Trafficking

Rounding out National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced new training for health-care professionals that focuses on identifying and responding to potential victims of labor trafficking.


Cutting-Edge Facial Reconstruction Provides Renewed Hope in Effort to Identify Akron John Doe

Armed with a cutting-edge facial reconstruction of a John Doe whose remains were found in Akron eight years ago, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler today renewed a public call for help in identifying the man.


AG Yost, Other Elected Officials Propose Legislation to Address Issues in Ohio’s Capital-Punishment System

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, together with state Reps. Brian Stewart and Phil Plummer and Executive Director Lou Tobin of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, today announced the introduction of legislation to permit the use of nitrogen hypoxia as a method for carrying out the death penalty.


Fresh Tips Sought on 10th Anniversary of Murder at Cleveland Bus Stop

Cold-case investigators hope the new year will yield new tips from the public to help solve the decade-old murder of a Cleveland man who was shot on his way to work.


DOJ and Others Join Yost’s Antitrust Lawsuit Against NCAA Over Transfer Rule

In a show of support for competition in the labor market, the U.S. Department of Justice today joined the multistate lawsuit led by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost that challenges the NCAA’s transfer eligibility rule as an illegal restraint on college athletes’ ability to sell their image and likeness and control their education.


Clinton County Homebuilder Given 2-Year Sentence for Stealing $50,500 From Elderly Couple

A Clinton County homebuilder with “a troubling criminal history replete with crimes of dishonesty” will spend two years in prison for accepting a $50,500 down payment from an elderly couple but never starting work on their house or refunding the money.


Change in Concealed Carry Law Did Not Drive Violent Crime in Ohio Cities, Study Shows

Six of Ohio’s eight largest cities saw less gun crime after the state’s “constitutional carry” law took effect, according to a study published today by the Center for Justice Research, a partnership between the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Bowling Green State University.

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