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Logan Man Gets 20½ Years to Life in Prison for Rape, Sexual Abuse of Minor

A Hocking County man was sentenced this morning to 20½ years to life in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of his fiancée’s 12-year-old daughter, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced.


Human Trafficking Ringleader Gets 14 Years Behind Bars

The leader of a human trafficking ring that operated in central Ohio has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


OOCIC Drug Interdiction Task Forces Seize More Than $63 Million in Narcotics in 2023

The law enforcement task forces organized under the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) confiscated more than $63 million in illegal drugs in 2023, including notable increases in cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms, Ohio Attorney General Yost announced today.


Petition Summary Rejected Due to Omissions and Misstatements

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the petition summary of a proposed constitutional amendment, titled “Secure and Fair Elections,” that seeks to amend Article V and Sections 1, 2 and 6 of the Ohio Constitution.


Authorities Seek Help Identifying Cuyahoga John Doe

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson are seeking assistance to identify a man whose body was found Nov. 14 on the CSX train tracks just west of the Tiedeman Road overpass in Brooklyn, Ohio.


Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act Takes Effect in January

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is making the public aware of a new state law giving parents oversight of their children’s use of social media websites as well as online services and products aimed at children.


Polluter’s Estate Agrees to Pay $300,000 for Cleanup of River in Northeast Ohio

The estate of a Lake County man whose illegal handling of dredged material polluted the East Branch Chagrin River has agreed to pay $300,000 for restoration of the waterway under a proposed settlement brokered by Attorney General Dave Yost.


NIBIN Database, Coupled with DNA Technology, Paying Early Dividends for Ohio Law Enforcement

Six months after the expansion of digital ballistic testing, Ohio law enforcement agencies are receiving investigative results that are making a difference in solving gun crimes, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Massage Parlor Suspected of Illicit Activity Searched by Law Enforcement

The Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office recently raided a massage parlor suspected of illicit activity, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


AG Yost Announces BCI Leadership Transition

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that Bruce Pijanowski will become the next leader of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation following the retirement of current Superintendent Joe Morbitzer.  

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