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Home-Improvement Scammer Receives 18 Months in Prison

A home-improvement scam prosecuted as a criminal offense led to a guilty plea by James Burchett of Amelia, Ohio, who was sentenced today in Hamilton County Court to 18 months in prison.

10/3/2011

Hilliard Seniors Receive Lesson in Crime Solving at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation

(LONDON, Ohio)—On Monday, 29 seniors from the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center in Hilliard traveled to London, Ohio for a tour of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). The seniors were given a first-hand look at the tools, technology, and expertise used by BCI to investigate and solve Ohio’s most difficult crimes and cold cases.

11/29/2011

State Files for Temporary Shutdown of Columbus Refinery for Air Pollution Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed charges in court seeking the temporary shutdown of a Columbus petroleum product refinery for ongoing air pollution violations that have caused substantial odor nuisances. On behalf of Ohio EPA, DeWine filed Written Charges of Contempt against Heartland Petroleum in Franklin County Environmental Court for violating previous orders which prohibit the company from releasing uncontrolled emissions and causing a public odor nuisance.

10/28/2011

State, Heartland Petroleum Reach Agreement for Temporary Shutdown of Columbus Refinery

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally today announced an agreement has been reached with Heartland Petroleum to temporarily shutdown its Columbus petroleum product refinery until previously court ordered emissions control systems can be installed. A Journal Entry and Order was filed today in Franklin County Environmental Court by Judge Harland Hale ordering the shutdown.

11/16/2011

State, Columbus Refinery Settle Air Pollution Violations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Scott J. Nally announced today that the State of Ohio has entered into a Consent Order and final judgment with Heartland Refinery Group LLC (4001 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus). The order was filed in Franklin County Environmental Court before Judge Harland Hale in lieu of a previously scheduled trial. The order resolves the oil re-refinery’s violations of Ohio’s air pollution control laws and rules, including releasing uncontrolled emissions and causing substantial public odor nuisances.

3/6/2012

Ohio Officially Part of Health Care Lawsuit

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Senior United States District Judge Roger Vinson today granted the motion adding Ohio and five more additional states as party plaintiffs in the lawsuit pending in the federal court for the Northern District of Florida challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted healthcare law. The Judge's ruling states that he will not require the federal defendants to file new answers to the complaint, so the addition of the new parties will not delay the case in any way.

1/19/2011

Motion Filed Seeking to Add Ohio to States Challenging Health Care Law

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has been notified that the plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted healthcare law in federal court in Florida today filed a motion for leave to amend the complaint to add Ohio as a party plaintiff in that case. DeWine gave authority for that challenge last Monday, on his first day in office.

The motion seeks to add Ohio to the states involved in State of Florida, et al., v. United States Department of Heath and Human Services, et. al. In addition to Ohio, the motion seeks to add Kansas, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Maine, and Iowa to the growing number of states challenging the law, potentially bringing the total number of states in the case to 26. In a separate challenge, by the Commonwealth of Virginia, a federal judge already held part of the act unconstitutional.

1/18/2011

'Grandparent Scams' Target Ohioans, Attorney General DeWine Warns

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned today that grandparents across the state are losing money to scam artists posing as grandchildren.

4/1/2011

Garfield Heights Officer, Northeast Ohio Sex Trafficking Task Force Earn Awards at 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference

A retired Garfield Heights Police Officer and a Northeast Ohio Sex Trafficking Task Force received awards today at the 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference.

10/14/2011

Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in Richland County is One Month Away

In less than one month the Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield will be transformed into a courthouse as part of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program.

9/7/2011
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