Stories tagged with: Mike Dewine

May 18, 2015 - 4:10pm
27 weeks 5 days ago

 The Licking County Port Authority is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

To do so, they invited Attorney General Mike DeWine to tour an old military base that has been transformed. When shut down 20 years ago, the port authority got 21 companies involved with various forms of research to move in.

"We're celebrating today the 20th anniversary by pointing out the things that didn't even exist 20 years ago," said President and CEO of the Licking County Port Authority,...

December 23, 2014 - 6:41am
48 weeks 5 days ago

Football fans looking for tickets to the Sugar Bowl need to be on the watch for a scam taking place on the internet. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said consumers need to be skeptical of  individuals offering tickets to the 2015 Sugar Bowl, after two Ohioans reported losing $800 each to Sugar Bowl ticket scams on Craigslist.

In one case, a Franklin County consumer found an ad on Craigslist for six lower-level tickets to the Sugar Bowl for $800. The seller claimed to...

September 9, 2014 - 5:26pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited the noon Rotary Club of Zanesville Tuesday.

He addressed members on several topics, but one message that he focused on was the heroin problem here and across the state. DeWine spoke about how the most beneficial efforts are local efforts to get rid of the drug.

"One of the things I will talk about today is how important it is for each local community to come up with their own grassroots effort, so that they can really fight back,...

September 2, 2014 - 10:40am
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Attorney General continues efforts to protect citizens from scams.

During a visit to Zanesville, Mike Dewine, promoted the Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkit. It's a proactive approach on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams.

While the Attorney General believes anyone can be a victim, he said some are specific to grandparents, including one in which the scammer calls pretending to be your grandchild, asking you to wire money.

"So many of these scams rely on...

July 22, 2014 - 1:56pm
1 year 18 weeks 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 - 10:02am
1 year 22 weeks 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 - 3:44pm
1 year 23 weeks 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 - 6:25am
1 year 28 weeks 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 - 9:57am
1 year 33 weeks 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 - 3:45am
1 year 33 weeks 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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