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Proposed Statute to Expand Legal Marijuana in Ohio Rejected Over Summary

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the summary for a proposed statute that would add a chapter to the Ohio Revised Code to control and regulate cannabis use by adults.


AG Yost Adds Jones, Dowling, Randazzo as Defendants in Amended FirstEnergy Racketeering Lawsuit

Attorney General Dave Yost today expanded his landmark racketeering lawsuit in the FirstEnergy/Larry Householder scandal to include new defendants and additional factual allegations based on recent filings by the U.S. Department of Justice in its criminal case.


BCI Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting at Hospital Submitted to Prosecutor

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has referred the investigation of the April fatal officer-involved critical incident at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital to Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Gary Tyack.


Attorney General Dave Yost's Statement on Fallen Nelsonville Officer Scott Dawley

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the death of Nelsonsville Police Officer Scott Dawley.


AG Yost Asks Full Appeals Court to Affirm Limits of Feds’ Executive Power

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 17 other state attorneys general are defending their citizens against federal overreach by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).


AG Yost Leads 16-State Coalition In Support of Georgia’s Motion to Dismiss Federal Election-Law Lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is leading a coalition of 16 states in support of Georgia’s motion to dismiss a baseless federal lawsuit that is seeking to overturn the state’s new election laws.


Forensic Reconstruction of Stark County John Doe Release to Public

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier and Stark County Coroner Dr. Ron Rusnak have released a forensic reconstruction of an unidentified man whose remains were found on March 31, 2020.


Turnout Strong for First AG Drug Dropoff Day

The first AG Drug Dropoff Day – hosted on Saturday, July 31, by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Kroger Health and law enforcement agencies in three counties hit hard by the opioid crisis – yielded 446 pounds of unused and expired medications.

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