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Human Remains Found in Gallia County Identified

Human remains discovered nine days ago in Gallia County have been identified as those of Koby Roush, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin announced today.


AG Yost Shuts Down Eight ‘Knock-off’ Sham Charities

Five people involved in eight “charities” whose names were stolen from reputable organizations to lend credence to their scam have been ordered to pay a combined $190,000 in civil penalties and banned from associating with any charitable organization in the future, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today. 


AG Dave Yost Sues Norfolk Southern Over ‘Entirely Avoidable’ Train Derailment

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a 58-count civil lawsuit in federal court today seeking to hold Norfolk Southern financially responsible for the Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine that caused the release of over 1 million gallons of hazardous chemicals, “recklessly endangering” both the health of area residents and Ohio’s natural resources.


Attorney General Yost Releases the 2023 ‘Yellow Book’ in Celebration of Transparency during Sunshine Week

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today released the 2023 edition of the Sunshine Laws Manual, a one-stop resource for information on Ohio’s Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.


Coordinated Crackdown in Mahoning Valley Targets Human Trafficking and Money Laundering Operation

Several massage parlors suspected of operating as illegal fronts for money laundering and human trafficking were raided this morning in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene, Chief Eric Merkel of Warren Police Department and Chief Robert Gavalier of Austintown Police Department announced today.


AG Yost Statement On Next Steps In HB 6 Scandal

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement today regarding the next steps in the House Bill 6 scandal: 


Petition Summary Rejected, Deemed Misleading to Ohio Voters

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the summary of a petition seeking to add a Section 22 to Article I of the state Constitution, an amendment entitled “Protecting Ohioans’ Constitutional Rights.”


Attorney General Yost Silences Texas-based Robocallers

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and seven other attorneys general announced two related judgments effectively shutting down a massive robocall operation that bombarded Americans with billions of illicit robocalls, including more than 69 million to Ohioans.


Petition Summary Certified for Proposed Constitutional Amendment Regarding Reproductive Rights

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified the summary of a petition entitled “The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety.”  The amendment would add a Section 22 to Article 1 of the state constitution.   


Attorney General Issues 2022 Concealed Carry Report

Attorney General Dave Yost today issued Ohio’s annual report on concealed handgun licensing, showing that a total of 89,782 permits were issued in the state in 2022.

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