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Two Central Ohio Caretakers Sentenced for Felonies

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the resolution of two criminal cases in central Ohio that were investigated by his office.


AG Yost and his Colleagues Call on Congress to Force National Human Trafficking Hotline to Meet its Promises

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 35 other attorneys general sent a letter this week to congressional leaders informing them of their grave concerns about the National Human Trafficking Hotline and asking them to help improve the critical joint federal-state effort to end trafficking.


AG Yost’s Most Recent Drug Dropoff Day Brings in 224 Pounds of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s fourth Drug Dropoff Day – held Saturday in Hamilton county – yielded 224 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications, ensuring that these drugs can do no harm to Ohioans or the environment. 


Cold Case Investigations Identify John Does in Mahoning and Fayette Counties

Old-fashioned detective work, modern DNA technology, and a serendipitous tip that was offered in one case but proved vital in another case have led to the identification of two John Does in northeast and central Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost announced this afternoon.


AG Yost Sues Dayton-Area Fence Builder for Swindling Homeowners

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing a Germantown fence company and its owner who are accused of pocketing more than $100,000 from consumers, money that was supposed to be used to build fences.


6 Arrested in Lake County Human Trafficking Sting, Including City Council President

The Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force in conjunction with Wickliffe Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested six men for attempting to buy sex, among them the president of Eastlake City Council, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Lake County Sheriff Frank Leonbruno announced today.


AG Yost Sues Columbus Contractors for Shoddy Work

Two Columbus contractors who renamed their business multiple times are being sued by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost for performing shoddy driveway resurfacing work, leaving their consumers feeling both dissatisfied and cheated out of money.


Yost Sues Two Used-Car Dealerships Over Odometer-Tampering and Selling Salvaged Cars to Unknowing Consumers

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed lawsuits seeking to dial back odometer-tampering schemes at two Columbus-area used-car dealerships.


AG Yost Secures $200,000 Fine With DNA Diagnostics Over Data Breach

Ohio and Pennsylvania have negotiated agreements with DNA Diagnostics Center – a Fairfield, Ohio, company that provides paternity and other DNA testing – over a 2021 data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 45,000 consumers in the two states.


AG Yost, 41 Attorneys General Urge Feds to Give State, Local Agencies Timely Access to Corporate Transparency Information

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is leading a national effort to ensure that state, local and tribal entities have appropriate and timely access to corporate ownership information that’s crucial to fighting corruption, organized crime, white-collar crime and terrorism.

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