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Former PUCO Chairman, Former FirstEnergy Executives Indicted on Public Corruption Charges

A former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, two former FirstEnergy Corp. executives and two entities have been indicted by a Summit County grand jury as a corrupt enterprise for their alleged role in the House Bill 6 scandal, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and Summit County Sheriff Kandy Fatheree announced this morning.
 

2/12/2024

Murder Charge Filed in 2017 Disappearance of Huron County Mother Amanda Dean

A Huron County man has been indicted on felony charges – including murder – in connection with the disappearance six years ago of his girlfriend, Amanda Dean, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

2/10/2024

AG Yost Leading Effort Urging Congress to Stabilize Funding That Supports Victims of Crime

Joined by a bipartisan coalition of 41 other state attorneys general, Ohio Attorney General Yost is spearheading an effort calling on Congress to authorize much-needed bridge funding for the federal Crime Victims Fund (also known as the VOCA Fund).

2/7/2024

Suspect in Multistate Pursuit Charged With Seeking Sex With a Minor

A Pennsylvania man is facing felony charges for traveling to Ohio to allegedly have sex with a minor and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase across state lines, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

2/6/2024

Yost's Office Issues Statement Clarifying Legal Filing in Lawsuit Over Proposed Ballot Measure

Contrary to recent news reports, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is not releasing a legal explainer today and was not required to do so by the Ohio Supreme Court.

2/5/2024

AG Yost Seeks Answers as One-Year Anniversary of East Palestine Train Derailment Approaches

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the devastating train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost vowed to get answers for the state’s lawsuit against Norfolk Southern in the absence of a full statement of facts from the primary investigating agency.   

2/2/2024

AG Yost Announces New Training to Help Health-care Professionals Combat Labor Trafficking

Rounding out National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced new training for health-care professionals that focuses on identifying and responding to potential victims of labor trafficking.

1/31/2024

Cutting-Edge Facial Reconstruction Provides Renewed Hope in Effort to Identify Akron John Doe

Armed with a cutting-edge facial reconstruction of a John Doe whose remains were found in Akron eight years ago, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler today renewed a public call for help in identifying the man.

2/1/2024

AG Yost, Other Elected Officials Propose Legislation to Address Issues in Ohio’s Capital-Punishment System

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, together with state Reps. Brian Stewart and Phil Plummer and Executive Director Lou Tobin of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, today announced the introduction of legislation to permit the use of nitrogen hypoxia as a method for carrying out the death penalty.

1/30/2024

Fresh Tips Sought on 10th Anniversary of Murder at Cleveland Bus Stop

Cold-case investigators hope the new year will yield new tips from the public to help solve the decade-old murder of a Cleveland man who was shot on his way to work.

1/11/2024
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