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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.

Marijuana Proposal Stricken Down By Ohio A.G.

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The proponents needed DeWine's approval before gathering the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed by next July to get the issue before voters in Nov. 2014.
7:24AM
August
13, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the use of marijuana in the state.

Grand Jury Considering Steubenville Rape Case Meets Again

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Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. A grand jury will consider whether other crimes occurred in the case.
2:53PM
August 12, 2013

A grand jury meets to consider whether other crimes occurred in the Steubenville rape case.

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.