Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition for the third proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana, saying the proposed summary of the so-called Cannabis Control Amendment contains too many inconsistencies regarding restrictions on minors.


Another marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has missed its initial state hurdle.

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An Ohio police relations task force is recommending the state boost the minimum number of required training hours for officers and use stricter screening for applicants. 

The campaign to get a marijuana legalization amendment on the statewide ballot is moving forward, now that the Attorney General has approved the amendment’s language. 

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  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the manufacturer of a drug overdose antidote will provide rebates for public agencies buying the drug over the next year.  

Nearly 15-thousand blighted properties around Ohio have been demolished in the past two years under a program aimed at benefiting areas affected by foreclosures.

For the second time this month, a campaign seeking to legalize marijuana has failed to clear a legal hurdle. 

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Four state officeholders discussed their positions on various issues Thursday during an Associated Press forum. 

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has again taken the lead in filing a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

The Candidates For Ohio Attorney General

Sep 8, 2014

While the governor’s race is getting most of the attention in this election year, there are four other statewide offices that will be on the ballot. 

The owner of a Zanesville nursing home faces dozens of criminal charges after an investigation revealed allegations of corrupt activity and fraud. 

The Ohio Attorney General often uses private law firms to handle cases on behalf of the state.

Ohio's attorney general warns consumers about spring home improvement scams. Mike DeWine says warmer weather brings more door-to-door sales. 

Attorney General Announces Ban On Drug-Related Chemical Compounds

Apr 17, 2014

The state says a new rule has gone into effect in Ohio that permanently bans two new chemicals abused as illegal synthetic drugs.

State Attorneys General Ask Drug Stores To Ban Tobacco Sales

Mar 17, 2014

Attorneys general from 28 states and U.S. territories have written to the chief executives of major U.S. pharmacy chains urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Ballot Language Approved For Ohio "Voters Bill Of Rights"

Mar 10, 2014

An Ohio group has been cleared to continue its effort to guarantee what it calls certain voter protections in the state constitution.

A spokeswoman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he will remain in a Cincinnati hospital overnight after a bout of vertigo. 

Attorney General Mike DeWine says seven Ohioans are charged in a scam that targeted senior citizens and even involved someone impersonating DeWine. 

Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004. 

Ohio's attorney general says the state's share of the settlement between Endo Health and the federal government amounts to about $5 million. 

Ohio's attorney general has awarded $1 million dollars in new grant funding to rape crisis centers across the state.  

Attorney General Mike DeWine is standing by his office’s policies when it comes to selecting law firms to perform state work.

A southeast Ohio sheriff has been indicted on 25 counts, including felony charges of theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

The state is urging people donating to charity this holiday season to watch for scams.  

Authorities in southwest Ohio say three village employees have been charged with theft in office and other counts, with one allegedly diverting thousands of dollars for meth labs.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio's crime lab has processed almost 21-hundred previously untested rape kits in its effort to solve more reported sexual assaults with the help of DNA matches.

A grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Ohio last year will reconvene later this week.

Leading Ohio Republicans including U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and the state attorney general have been subpoenaed to testify in a $100 million multi-state fraud case. 

The Ohio attorney general's multi-state case against an alleged scam artist who collected as much as $100 million ostensibly for Navy veterans doesn't address the man's donations to politicians, including the attorney general himself. 

Ohio's attorney general wants an advisory panel to review security and protocols for the state's entire law enforcement information-sharing system, not just its use of facial recognition technology.