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Panel Seeks School Floor Plans, Online Access

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12:23PM
June
7, 2013

A task force wants every Ohio school to submit floor plans and other key information about their buildings so it can be accessed by first responders in the vent on an emergency.

State Playing Catch-Up As Drug Makers Tweak Ingredients

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Packages can be as cheap as $10 and authorities say the drugs can cause users to behave in bizarre and dangerous ways.
9:42AM
June
3, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state’s crackdown on synthetic drugs is being thwarted by chemical tweaking of the drugs to keep them legal.

State GOP Leaders Want Borges’ Tax Issues Resolved By Friday

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Matt Borges, pictured here with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says his tax problems came after a home sale was improperly reported as income.
8:53AM
April 23, 2013

Elected officials who signed a letter endorsing Matthew Borges as the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party have asked him to resolve and explain the tax liens he’s accrued before Friday’s election.

Task Force Issues Recommendations On Child Welfare System

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DeWine's office held child safety summits in the state following a rash of deaths among children whom the system failed.
11:45AM
April
8, 2013

A new report says Ohio should reduce the number of times a child enters and exits the foster care system and give foster parents more input into court proceedings involving the children in their care.

State Health Officials Tell Hospitals To Shelve Rape Kits

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DeWine declined to blame the problem on the non-profit employing developmentally disabled people. He called it an issue of "poor supervision."
1:13PM
February
28, 2013

Attorney General Mike DeWine says investigators noticed a problem with the kits from Pickaway Diversified Industries when several kits from obviously-unrelated cases tested positive for the same DNA.

AG Mike DeWine: System Failure Led To Deadly Police Chase

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Attorney General Mike DeWine says a lack of supervision and a failure of the system led to Cleveland police shooting in November in which 137 bullets were fired.
12:05PM
February 5, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says lack of proper supervision and failures in the system led to a chaotic November police chase in Cleveland with 13 officers firing 137 rounds, killing two people.

Some Parents Troubled Schools Yet to Give AG Safety Plans

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Twelve Franklin County schools still have not submitted safety plans to the Ohio Attorney General.
4:09PM
December
20, 2012

Ohio schools are required by law to have a safety plan, and it’s supposed to be submitted to the state attorney general’s office. But some Franklin County schools still have no plan on file. WOSU reports some parents are troubled by administrators’ inaction.

Lawmakers Balk At Crackdown On Internet Cafes

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Some state lawmakers want to put more regulation on internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive. Cafe operators say they pay sales tax and the industry employs thousands of workers.
7:58AM
December
12, 2012

State senators have decided to block a House-passed proposal that would have regulated so-called internet cafes or sweepstakes stores so tightly, many might go out of business. But the measure could resurface.

Attorney General Says Ohio Child Wefare System Needs Upgrade

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says children are often returned to their biological parents when they should be candidates for permanent adoption.
3:40PM
December 10, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has released the results of a year-long investigation into the state of the child welfare system in Ohio.

State Looking For “Robo-Signing” Victims

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is sending forms to more than 64,000 Ohioans who may have been wrongly foreclosed upon.
12:17PM
September
24, 2012

More than 64,000 Ohioans are getting forms in the mail that could help them get at least $840, and probably more, from a settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage companies.