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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.

Ohio AG Urges Tamper-Resistant Generic Painkillers

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants tamper-resistant features incorporated into generic prescription painkillers
9:25AM
December
28, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that generic drugs, like their branded counterparts, have abuse-deterrent properties.

Nearly 5,000 Untested Rape Kits Processed In Ohio

4:56PM
December
7, 2013

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio’s crime lab has processed nearly 5,000 previously untested rape kits as it searches for DNA matches that could help solve reported sexual assaults.

Guilty Plea By Gaming Company Deals Latest Blow To Internet Cafes

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Attorney General Mike DeWine has maintained the businesses are illegal gambling operations. Supporters of the parlors say they're being singled out and that the businesses create thousands of jobs.
8:30AM
October
11, 2013

A New Jersey company has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and has promised to stop trying to do business in Ohio. It’s the latest setback for internet cafe owners trying to keep their industry afloat.

Ohio Veterans Groups Disregard Raffle Machines Ban

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Several groups have installed more of the slots-like machines since April when Attorney General Mike DeWine set an August 1st deadline for all the devices to be removed.
4:10PM
September 2, 2013

Ohio veterans and fraternal groups have continued to set up electronic raffle machines in posts and lodges disregarding a warning from the state’s attorney general that the devices are illegal.

DeWine Defends Use of Facial Recognition Software

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed a working group to study the facial recognition database. The group is scheduled to report back in 60 days.
11:01AM
August
26, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is defending the state’s decision to put thousands of driver’s license photos into a new facial recognition database and not tell the public.

State Looking Into Mental Illness Reporting Disparities

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Figures compiled by the AG find some counties like Cuyahoga reporting thousands of cases of people ordered to receive mental illness treatment by judges, while other counties such as Lake or Delaware reported few or none.
8:29AM
August 26, 2013

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has ordered its regional field representatives to survey Ohio’s probate courts to figure out why numbers vary so widely across the state.