Heroin has become a major campaign issue in Ohio as politicians disagree over who has done more to tackle the problem.
In the race for Attorney General, democratic challenger David Pepper has accused GOP Incumbent Mike Dewine of a slow response to the heroin epidemic, but, Steve Carrel the Chief Executive Officer of Muskingum Behavior Health said that this isn't really a political issue. The small parts that the politicos suggest may be good, but, the reality of the situation is that,...
A New Lexington mother and father will spend the next several years in prison.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that both 23-year-old Mariah Keister and 33-year-old Matthew Skeens plead guilty to felony charges of felonious assault and endangering children. The two will serve a seven year sentence.
The New Lexington Police Department investigated the parents after the couple's son, who was less than three months old at the time, was brought to the hospital with...
The Attorney General's Office warns Ohioans to be aware of someone posing as a representative of the US Treasures Office.
Mike DeWine said his office has received approximately fifty reports of the scam in the last month. In one variation of the scam the consumer receives a call from a phone number with a 323 or 213 area code. The caller claims the consumer owes money for taxes and will be investigated or arrested unless the consumer makes an immediate payment.
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.”
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,...