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Law Enforcement from Knox, Morrow Counties and BCI Earn Awards at 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference

Officers from the Knox and Morrow County Sheriff’s Offices and BCI Special Agents received awards today at the 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference.

10/14/2011

Kasich and DeWine Statement On Designation of Adams and Scioto Counties as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)

Governor John R. Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine received notification from Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, announcing the designation of Adams and Scioto counties as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).

10/21/2011

Ohio and Kansas Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreements

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt have signed an agreement permitting reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits.

3/16/2012

Justice Stratton and Attorney General DeWine Announce Expanded Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness

On November 16, 2011, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton and Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that the Advisory Committee on Mental Illness and the Courts (ACMIC) will evolve into the Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.

11/16/2011

Justice Department Awards Ohio Attorney General's Office $4.5 million for Crime Victims' Compensation

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the state's Crime Victim Compensation Fund, administered through the Office's Crime Victim Section, a grant of $4,528,000.

7/26/2011

Investigation by Attorney General's Economic Crimes Division Leads to Execution of Search Warrants in Ohio and Florida Against Alleged Telemarketing Ring

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that an investigation initiated by his newly established Economic Crimes Division has led to the execution of search warrants in Tampa, Florida and Springfield, Ohio.

10/18/2011

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
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