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Ohio Attorney General David Yost wants state and community leaders to send a message that there's help available for victims of human trafficking. 

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The Ohio Attorney General is asking a court to remove the embattled Sandusky County Prosecutor from office. 

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Republican Attorney General Dave Yost says former Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel skirted state law when he launched a Bitcoin program called "OhioCrypto.com" last year for paying business taxes. 

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Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial - a trial he tried to delay.

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The 6th  U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Thursday  denied an effort led by Ohio Attorney General David Yost to stop a bellwether trial over the opioid crisis from starting this month in Cleveland.

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The Ohio Senate plans to hold three hearings in Cleveland and Cincinnati next month to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans.

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Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost is suing to stop upcoming trials seen as test cases for forcing drugmakers to pay for societal damage inflicted by the opioid epidemic.

 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says allowing the state to take over dozens of pending lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers and distributers is a "serious mistake."  

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Confronted with a torrent of lawsuits across the U.S., several major drug companies are in discussions with authorities to resolve thousands of opioid-related suits filed against them. A government source close to the negotiations tells NPR that Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Endo International and Allergan are looking to cut deals.

Late on Friday, Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced he’d join a U. S. Supreme Court case on whether federal civil rights laws protect LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination – and that Ohio would be siding with the states that think they do not.

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Attorney General Dave Yost is shutting off direct access to the state's facial recognition database of driver’s license photos for thousands of local law enforcement officers, after a review of how and who was using that database.

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The Ohio Attorney General says he is creating a grant program to help local law enforcement agencies test between hemp and marijuana. 

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 Ohio Attorney General David Yost has ordered a review of how information from state databases accessed by outside law enforcement agencies is being used. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay that says Ohio and Michigan do not have to draw up new Congressional district maps until after two rulings expected next month. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let congressional redistricting procedures proceed. 

The three-judge federal appeals court  panel that ruled Ohio's Congressional district map unconstitutional has denied a request from the state to delay their order to draw a new map next month. 

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Ohio is seeking to stay an order requiring a new congressional map be drawn by next month after a court ruling found its Republican-drawn congressional districts unconstitutional.   Ohio's Attorney General filed an appeal Monday on behalf of GOP Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Republican legislative leaders.  

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Republicans say they will appeal a federal ruling that orders Ohio to draw a new congressional map for the 2020 elections. 

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A local judge has blocked local school districts from intervening in the civil lawsuit against the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.  

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Ohio Attorney General David Yost wants to see prescription drug purchases for state employees centralized and subject to review by the state auditor in an effort to promote additional safeguards and transparency.

Ohio’s Republican Attorney General is asking a federal court not to strike down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional.

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The state is suing a company that managed prescription benefits for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, seeking to recover nearly 16 million dollars in alleged overcharges. 

The Ohio Attorney General's office is  pursuing potential discipline against 25 nurses accused of failing to question an intensive-care doctor's orders for excessive doses of painkillers given to dozens of hospital patients who then died.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the Massachusetts attorney general accusing the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. 

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The state has joined two briefings filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on cases dealing with gun ownership and regulations. 

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Six nursing home employees in central Ohio and a contracted nurse practitioner have been charged after the death of one patient and the neglect of another. 

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Ohio's attorney general has given a down payment to Pike County to help prosecute the people charged in the 2016 Rhoden family slayings.