Stories tagged with: Ohio Attorney General

August 12, 2015 - 2:12pm
2 weeks 1 day ago

Dozens of community members who see drug addiction on a regular basis met in the OUZ campus center Wednesday. 

The meeting was part of a year long effort by the Ohio Attorney General's office to assist counties in ending drug dependency. Debbie Greiner attended the meeting Wednesday. She said talking about the issue is the only way to help. 

"We need to get awareness out into the schools, we need to get groups for these adolescents," Greiner said. "...

February 12, 2015 - 8:35am
28 weeks 12 hours ago

Top stories for Thursday, February 12, 2015:

Drug Abuse Trends

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - A recent survey of drug abuse trends shows that heroin remains popular and widely available. According to Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, two years ago they began seeing more clients abusing the drug, and now it's replaced marijuana as the most used drug in our area.

Two Charged in Meth Lab Bust

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December 23, 2014 - 7:41am
35 weeks 2 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...

October 9, 2014 - 1:26pm
46 weeks 1 hour ago

It’s time now for our latest installment in our candidate spotlight series.

Today, we focus on the race for Ohio’s Attorney General. A representative from Mike DeWine’s office and the Democratic candidate David Pepper spoke in Zanesville Sunday. Both men took time to address the heroin problem across the state, and Pepper says a change is needed.

“This is a crisis that needs three things," Pepper said. "We need a whole lot more treatment, we need...

September 9, 2014 - 6:26pm
50 weeks 1 day 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,...

July 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
1 year 5 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...

April 11, 2014 - 10:57am
1 year 19 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...

October 25, 2013 - 8:44pm
1 year 41 weeks 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
1 year 43 weeks 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
1 year 43 weeks 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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