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Change in Concealed Carry Law Did Not Drive Violent Crime in Ohio Cities, Study Shows

Six of Ohio’s eight largest cities saw less gun crime after the state’s “constitutional carry” law took effect, according to a study published today by the Center for Justice Research, a partnership between the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Bowling Green State University.


BCI Data Shows Frequency of Use-of-Force Investigations Held Steady in 2023

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) saw a similar volume of requests for investigations of officer-involved critical incidents (OICI) in 2023 compared to last year, according to data released today by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.


AG Yost Teams With Lawmakers to Protect Children From AI-Enabled Abuse

Legislation proposed by Attorney General Dave Yost and introduced this week in the Ohio Senate seeks to protect children from ill-intentioned users of artificial intelligence.


AG Yost Announces More Than $6 Million in Grant Funds to Enhance Safety at Ohio Schools

Ohio schools can now apply for a share of $6.7 million in safety grants that will be awarded for the 2024 academic year, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


601 Pounds of Unused Medications Safely Discarded as Part of AG Yost’s 6th Drug Dropoff Day

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Drug Dropoff Day, held this past Saturday at the Allen County Fairgrounds, marked a resounding success, resulting in the collection and proper disposal of 601 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications and 36 gallons of sharp containers.


Violent Human Trafficking Ring Dismantled by Central Ohio Task Force

Six members of a violent crime ring in south Columbus have been indicted on a combined 124 felony charges – including murder and human trafficking – following an investigation by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.


Urbana Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Grisly Murder of 87-Year-Old

An Urbana man is headed to prison for the brutal murder of an 87-year-old in 2011, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Task Force Searches Massage Parlor Suspected of Illegal Activity

The Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and the Broadview Heights Police Department recently raided a massage parlor suspected of running a sex-for-pay operation, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Statement from AG Yost on Court’s Decision to Uphold Request to Freeze Randazzo’s Assets

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court in State ex rel. Yost v. First Energy Corp., which allows the state to freeze the assets of Sam Randazzo, former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio:


Man Indicted in Coshocton County for Gift-Card Counterfeiting Scheme

A Chinese man who entered the country illegally four months ago has been indicted by a Coshocton County grand jury on 309 felony charges related to a gift-card counterfeiting scheme, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

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