Stories tagged with: Mike Dewine

April 11, 2014 - 10:57am
1 week 6 days 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
1 week 6 days 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.


February 21, 2014 - 6:38am
8 weeks 6 days 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
23 weeks 1 day 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
25 weeks 6 days 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
25 weeks 6 days 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...

September 16, 2013 - 11:45am
31 weeks 3 days ago

The State of Ohio sees a rise in scams connected to the new Affordable Health Care Act.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said these scammers call Ohio residents claiming to be from the United States Government. They tell the person on the phone that they need to get a new Medicaid card in order to be covered, which they do not.

DeWine said these scams often pop when new initiatives are added.

"Because of Obamacare and because of the changes people think maybe I do need it...

August 9, 2013 - 5:07pm
36 weeks 6 days ago

According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio sheriff's issued more than 63,000 new permits from January to July of this year. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says his office has issued double the amount of permits from 2012.

"I can tell you here in Muskingum County, we run quarterly reports so we're in the middle of our third quarter, but our second quarter reports, we had issued over 500 CCW permits for 2013," said Sheriff Lutz. "Last year at this time, we...

June 6, 2013 - 3:27pm
46 weeks 1 hour ago

After spending 53 months on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "special focus facilities" list and receiving complaints from families of patients living at Autumn Healthcare's Zanesville location, the Ohio Attorney General's office installed security cameras in the facility to figure out what was going on.

"They had problems in the past. It was a likely place for us to go into and we did that with the permission of the patients and/or their family. So we...

March 13, 2013 - 5:47am
1 year 6 weeks ago

 A jury in northern Ohio has found 53-year-old Richard Beasley guilty in the deaths of three men lured with phony Craigslist job offers. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine along with Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh announced Beasley was found guilty of nine counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of kidnapping, four counts of having a weapon under disability, one count of identity fraud,...

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