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AG Files Contempt to Prevent Wrongly Stored Food Waste From Polluting Water in Morrow County

Attorney General Dave Yost today filed for a contempt motion against Renergy Inc. and others for illegally accepting and storing excessive amounts of food waste and other organic waste at its Morrow County treatment facility in violation of a preliminary injunction the company agreed to in June.


Yost, 32 Other Attorney Generals Reach $438 Million Settlement with JUUL

Attorney General Dave Yost and 32 other attorneys general today announced a proposed $438.5 million settlement with JUUL Labs stemming from a two-year multistate investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s misguided marketing and sales practices.


Two Guilty Verdicts Reached in Rapes Cases in Neighboring Counties

Two rape cases prosecuted by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Special Prosecutions Section have resulted in guilty verdicts this week.


Phony Funeral Home Director Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years in Prison

Shawnte Hardin, a minister who was found guilty of running an illicit funeral home business across Ohio, was sentenced to 11 years, 10 months in prison today.


Forensic Reconstruction of Mahoning County John Doe Released to Public

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office and the Youngstown Police Department have released a forensic facial reconstruction of an unidentified man whose remains were found 35 years ago.


BCI Update on Knox County Officer-Involved Shooting

(MOUNT VERNON, Ohio) — On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was requested by Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred near 15266 Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio.


Statewide Sweep Combats Demand for Human Trafficking: Dozens Arrested While Trying to Buy Sex During ‘Operation Time’s Up’

A weekend human-trafficking operation involving 98 law enforcement agencies across the state ended in the arrests of 35 “johns” seeking to buy sex and 21 others seeking to buy sex from minors, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


‘Oblivious’ Clinton County Polluter Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

A Clinton County “environmental terrorist” who created significant public hazards by illegally burning wood paneling, drywall, processed wood, plastic and other solid wastes has been sentenced to two years in prison on his second conviction for open burning, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Joint Cold Case Investigation Leads to Arrest in Unsolved Homicide

A joint investigation by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin’s Office has led to the arrest of a Columbus man in the case of a 31-year-old unsolved homicide.


AG Yost Sues Garage Door Company that Failed to Deliver

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has sued the owners of a garage door company alleging that they accepted nearly $182,000 in down payments from consumers but provided no doors or other service.

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