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Ohio Attorney Sentenced For Theft From Elderly

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Ohio attorney sentenced to prison for stealing from clients.
3:16PM
June
17, 2014

Ohio’s attorney general says an attorney convicted of stealing from western Ohio residents while acting as their guardian has been sentenced to prison.

Ohio Extends Deadline For Counties to Use $75M of Demolition Funds

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There are several thousand vacant homes in Columbus alone.
10:35AM
May 29, 2014

Ohio counties will have extra time to demolish and clean up thousands of vacant and nuisance properties.

Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets
8:26AM
May 27, 2014

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars. With that case in mind, WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score asked Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine if the state has enough oversight of booster clubs.

Youngstown Mayor Indicted On 25 Felony Charges

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Youngstown Mayor John McNally faces 25 felony counts and 9 misdemeanor charges, stemming from his time as a Mahoning County commissioner.
7:51AM
May
15, 2014

The State Attorney General and Cuyahoga County prosecutor say corruption charges have been filed against Youngstown’s Mayor, Mahoning County’s auditor and a former candidate for county prosecutor.

State Issued 16,000 Concealed Carry Permits In First Quarter

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Each county sheriff reports concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to the state.
8:27AM
May 14, 2014

Ohio’s attorney general reports that more than 16,000 new concealed-carry licenses were issued in the first quarter of 2014.

A.G. Certifies Gay Marriage Ballot Language

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The ruling from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine comes on the same day a federal judge is expected to order the state to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
10:59AM
April
14, 2014

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage in Ohio has cleared a big legal hurdle.

State Releases Annual Death Penalty Report

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10:42AM
April
1, 2014

The annual report covers every execution in Ohio since 1981 when the state reinstated the death penalty. Four people joined that list in 2013.

A.G. Strikes Down “Voter Bill Of Rights” Over Ballot Language

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The proposed amendment would expand early voting times on weekends and make other changes to election rules. It is supported by a coalition of black lawmakers, clergy and civil rights leaders.
9:48AM
February 14, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected the petition for the proposed “Ohio Voters Bill of Rights” on Thursday, saying its summary was not a fair and truthful statement of the proposal.

DeWine Denies Awarding Donors With State Contracts

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DeWine (left) denies accusations that his office tied state contracts to campaign donations, and he says Democratic challenger David Pepper is unqualified to be the state's top attorney.
7:51AM
February 4, 2014

Mike DeWine is defending himself against news reports and comments from his Democratic challenger that he’s running a “pay to play” system in awarding state contracts.

AG Candidate: Office Shouldn’t “Defend Constitutional Violations”

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David Pepper is a Cincinnati-area Democrat challenging Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
8:29AM
January 21, 2014

Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper says he would consider not defending the state in court if his office deems a law unconstitutional.