Stories tagged with: Ohio Attorney General

July 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
4 weeks 1 day 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...

April 11, 2014 - 10:57am
18 weeks 5 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...

October 25, 2013 - 8:44pm
40 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
42 weeks 5 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
42 weeks 5 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...

June 6, 2013 - 3:27pm
1 year 10 weeks 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 19, 2013 - 4:28am
1 year 22 weeks ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine announced two teenage girls were arrested Monday afternoon on menacing charges for threatening the victim in the recent Steubenville rape trail.

The threats were made through social media.

"Threatening a teenage rape victim will not be tolerated," said Attorney General Dewine. "If anyone makes a threat verbally or via the internet, we will take it seriously, we will find you, and we will arrest you."

According to a press...

February 20, 2013 - 7:08pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The Ohio Attorney General's Peace Officer Training Academy is here in Zanesville this week. The virtual training puts officers in real-life situations, where they are forced to make critical decisions.

"Use of force, judgemental decisions, how quickly the scenarios can develop, we expect one thing to happen and then something else happens, so again it's just opening the eyes to how bad situations can become," training officer, Andrew Russell said.

The courses are...

November 1, 2010 - 12:38pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

People will be heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballet in this election.

Politicians are making their last minute rounds across the state and some of them just want people to practice their right to vote.

"Every election is about choices, about the future of our community, the future of our country. We're making choices about leadership and direction and although people may not always appreciate any given moment how that mattered, it definitely matters...

July 15, 2010 - 6:51pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Former United States Senator, Mike Dewine, stopped by Tom's Ice Cream Bowl here in Zanesville this morning to meet with local government officials.

Dewine, a Republican, is running for Attorney General. He is campaigning to help boost the economy, work on crime prevention, and to also fight political corruption at all government levels.

"I run for Attorney General because I believe the the Attorney General really can help with job creation in the state, I think...

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