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Warning Issued for Reemerging Synthetic Opioid in Ohio

Carfentanil, a lethal synthetic opioid, has reemerged in several Ohio drug cases, an increase that could foreshadow a rise in overdoses, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is urging caution. 


AG Yost to Award Grants for Streamlined Threat Response at Schools

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced $4 million in grant funding available to local school districts to buy technology that links them directly to law enforcement in an effort to improve crisis response and crime prevention. 


Yost, 25 Other AGs Confront Pornhub's Parent Company Over Predator Loophole

A potential loophole that could let predators share videos of child sex abuse on Pornhub has Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 25 of his counterparts demanding answers from the company behind the website.


Jackson County Charity Embezzlement Case Highlights Need for Nonprofit Oversight

A Wellston woman who stole charitable funds from a local booster club was sentenced Wednesday to one year of community control and will repay the more than $9,000 that she took, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Jackson County Prosecutor Randy Dupree announced.


Family Indicted for Stealing $75,000 from Ironton EMS

Six family members are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing $75,000 from fuel cards belonging to an emergency medical services company in Ironton, Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Yost Sues Hamilton County ‘Contractor,’ Alleging Deceptive Practices

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing a “home-improvement contractor” in Hamilton County who allegedly swindled six consumers out of more than $35,500.


AG Yost Announces Shutdown of Renergy’s Foul-Smelling ‘Digester’ in Greene County

Facing continuing complaints about raunchy odors stemming from environmental violations, Renergy has agreed to permanently close down its organic waste treatment facility in Greene County – a victory for the facility’s neighbors and the state as a whole.


AG Yost Pushes Back on Federal Censorship of Free Speech

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Biden administration from censoring protected speech on social media.


Attorney General Holds Kickoff Meeting for Teen Ambassador Board

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost this week welcomed members of his 2023-24 Teen Ambassador Board with a meet-and-greet session, presentations from key members of his staff, and a front-row seat at an afternoon press conference. 


Former Columbus Zoo Executives Indicted for Theft of More Than $2 Million

Three former executives of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium were indicted today for their roles in a scheme to defraud the zoo of more than $2.29 million and use the money for personal benefits, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

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