Stories tagged with: Mike Dewine

July 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

The race for the Ohio Attorney Generals position heated up in Zanesville today.

Democratic candidate for position, David Pepper called for federal authorities to investigate Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's handling of lucrative collections contracts in the wake of a newspaper investgation. The Dayton Daily News found that state bid documents were changed to favor a newly created collections firm founded by a DeWine political ally over a seasoned collections company. Pepper says...

June 27, 2014 - 11:02am
8 weeks 14 hours ago

The Attorney General's Office says a grand jury has returned indictments against Autumn HealthCare in Zanesville and its owner. 

In a press conference in Columbus, Attorney General Mike Dewine said that the grand jury indicted 58-year-old Stephen Hitchens, of Newark, on 39 counts including: 

  • Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Theft by deception
  • 2 counts of Medicaid Fraud felonies of the fourth degree
  • 3 counts of Medicaid Fraud...
June 16, 2014 - 4:44pm
9 weeks 4 days ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is warning Ohioans to steer clear of online scams regarding the sale of pets.


Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society in Muskingum County, Jody Murray says there are some clear signs to look for when shopping for pets on the internet, including seller's credentials and modes of communication.

"The old saying if it's too good to be true it probably is comes to mind. If you're not able to work face to face with someone or they...

May 12, 2014 - 7:25am
14 weeks 4 days ago

As we move towards summer and warmer weather Ohio's Attorney General has a warning for home owners.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the warmer weather brings more door-to-door improvement sales. The Attorney General said, "Don't be pressured into a decision on the spot. It's best for you to research both the reputation of the business and the individual contractor first."

To avoid become a victim of home improvement scam the Attorney General said consumers should...

April 11, 2014 - 10:57am
19 weeks 14 hours ago

 The Ohio Attorney General's Office said that a resolution has been reached in the case of a Steubenville High School wrestling coach. 

The Attorney General said Seth Fluharty will need to perform 20 hours of community service for the ALIVE shelter or other approved facility in the Steubenville area and attend a training session for Steubenville City Schools provided by the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence to provide school staff with an overview of sexual assault and...

April 11, 2014 - 4:45am
19 weeks 21 hours ago

Several agencies around Ohio received grants to build awareness about the resources available to victims of crime.

Attorney General Mike Dewine said ten agencies will share the money to promote their services this week, during Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Awardees in our area  include the Children's Advocacy Center of Guernsey County and the Children's Advocacy Center of Licking County.

Agencies were given between $800-$1,000 each for their campaigns.

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February 21, 2014 - 6:38am
26 weeks 19 hours ago

The Attorney General's Office announced action against a Cambridge horse rescue.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said in the 17 count lawsuit against Frog Pond INC it's owner, Lisa Gordon, misappropriated funds and failed to register with the state.

The Attorney General's Charitable Law Section found that Gordon used the organization's bank account as if it were her own and misappropriated nearly $50,000 between 2011-2013. She also failed to register with the Attorney General's...

October 25, 2013 - 8:44pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited Zanesville as part of a state initiative to prevent addiction and reduce drug abuse in all 88 counties.

"It's very serious,” said President of National Alliance on Mental Illness, Tom Quinn. “But I don't know what to do about it. Drugs are so powerful, that I don't know what you can do about it.”

In a four year period, from 2007 to 2011, the state reports there has been a significant increase in drug overdose deaths...

October 25, 2013 - 4:58pm
43 weeks 5 hours ago

Ohio's drug problem was not the only topic of discussion during the roundtable with Mike DeWine Friday.

Law enforcement and concerned citizens brought up issues such as violence in schools. School shootings are no longer a rarity in America and even in our local community, with the recent bomb threats at Maysville High School. DeWine said there is a direct correlation with violent school incidents and mental health problems.

“Because part of this plan, has to be how to...

October 25, 2013 - 4:52pm
43 weeks 7 hours ago

The Ohio Attorney General made a stop in Zanesville Friday afternoon, to discuss drug related crimes and addictions within the community.

Mike DeWine is making a series of visits to several cities and counties over the next few months for community forums where concerned residents and local law enforcement can address the problem and how to prevent drug use and abuse.

"It gives me the opportunity to hear what problems they have, gives me the opportunity to talk to them about...

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