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...
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. "...
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 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.
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,...
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...
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.