Stories tagged with: Attorney General Mike DeWine

January 1, 2014 - 9:15am
29 weeks 2 days ago

As Ohioans ring in the New Year, Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering tips for consumers who plan to buy gym memberships in 2014.

“Joining a gym or fitness center can be a great way to improve your health, but it’s also important to make good choices as a consumer,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Remember to read a contract carefully before signing it and make sure you understand the cancellation policy.”

In 2013, the Ohio Attorney General’...

November 18, 2013 - 5:25pm
35 weeks 3 days ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine calls heroin a statewide epidemic and the drug is also on the rise in our area.

Dewine says state statistics compiled by his office from more than 40 coroners in Ohio suggest heroin related deaths are at an all time high. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel says that the economy and easier access to the drug are key reasons for the uprise of heroin use in Southeast Ohio.

"If a person goes off their pain medication there is a...

September 17, 2013 - 6:44am
44 weeks 3 days ago

A year ago Attorney General Mike DeWine decided to help Ohioans suffering from identity theft.

The Attorney General said he decided to make it a priority to tackle these crimes when it became clear many Ohioans were becoming victims of the schemes. Even his own daughter fell victim. One reason the crime is easily committed is the emergence of telemarking and an act that allows criminals to call from local numbers.

"They do what we now call spoofing," said DeWine. "...

September 4, 2013 - 12:48pm
46 weeks 1 day ago

Attorney General Mike DeWine files a lawsuit against a Heath company and the three brothers who ran it.

The lawsuit was filed against Clark Motor Company. The Attorney General is seeking reimbursement of over $94,000 to the state's Title Defect Recision Fund and charges the business with failing to deliver motor vehicle titles as required by law.

In the lawsuit, Dewine said his office issued the money from the recision fund to resolve complaints from consumers.

The lawsuit...

May 24, 2013 - 10:58am
1 year 8 weeks ago

The State of Ohio's Attorney General said right now there are 690 children missing in Ohio.

At a balloon launch in honor of National Missing Children's Day, children released balloons for each missing child.

Attorney General Mike DeWine also released the Missing Children Clearinghouse Annual 2012 report. According to the report there were over 19,000 reports of missing children. Of those children 98.8 percent were recovered safely.

DeWine encourages parents to take 25...

March 20, 2013 - 12:36pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Ohio's Attorney General announced a plan to address existing gaps in sexual assault services across Ohio and some of that money will come to Perry County.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said the formation of a Sexual Assault Services Expansion Program comes after a survey conducted by his office found that 59 percent of Ohio's counties do not have comprehensive, direct sexual assault services.

According to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, a county with comprehensive,...

March 20, 2013 - 4:44am
1 year 18 weeks ago

Ohio's Attorney General wants to make steps to help sexual assault victims.

At a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mike DeWine is expected to announce a new initiative that comes after a survey conducted by the Attorney General's Office found that 52 of Ohio's 88 counties do not offer comprehensive, direct services for sexual assault victims.

The survey was conducted in May of last year.

The conference will also address proposed legislation to create a rape...

February 24, 2012 - 2:11pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

There's an epidemic in Zanesville and numbers continue to rise. Abandoned homes are causing problems in the community from creating eyesores, dangers and a place for drug deals.

Robert Pearce lives across from a burnt out home at 1104 Putnam Avenue throughout his years living here the home has had a ugly past including drug overdoses and prostitution.

For Pearce his days of living across from the eyesore may be over. Attorney General Mike DeWine has set up a $75(m) grant to...

May 18, 2011 - 5:41pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

It's National Police Week and Ohio's Attorney General is doing his part to thank those who help keep us safe.

Speaking on the lawn of the Licking County Courthouse, Attorney General Mike Dewine thanked Licking County deputies, police officers, and state troopers for their continued dedication and service to public safety. Wednesday's ceremony was also a time to remember those in Licking County that have fallen in the line of duty.

"We are not going to forget them. One police...

March 21, 2011 - 4:23pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine met with members of local law enforcement agencies in Cambridge on Monday.

DeWine said the goal of the meeting was to discuss any issues they may be facing.

"The job of the Attorney General as I see it is to assist them, to work with them, to help them do their job and that's what we want to do," he said.

He said with limited funding, many law enforcement agencies rely on the state crime labs for the testing of forensic evidence...

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