GOP lawmakers, Mike DeWine push ‘bill of rights’ for wards of court-appointed guardians

Cleveland Plain Dealer – October 17, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — In response to reports of abuse by court-appointed guardians, Attorney General Mike DeWine and state lawmakers are pushing to enshrine into law a bill of rights for wards of the state. The bill of rights, proposed in recently introduced House and Senate bills, would establish that the elderly, mentallyRead More

Enquirer endorses Mike DeWine

Cincinnati Enquirer – October 17, 2014 DeWine for attorney general No state race has been more contentious this year than the one for attorney general. Democrat David Pepper has campaigned on the idea that the office needs new leadership, and in truth we haven’t always agreed with incumbent Mike DeWine. The Republican should have releasedRead More

ENDORSEMENT – Our 2014 endorsements

October 16, 2014 – The Times Gazette The Times-Gazette today is announcing endorsements in five races appearing on the 2014 General Election ballot. … DeWine for Attorney General Mike DeWine’s service to the people of Ohio has included serving as Greene County prosecutor, state senator, Member of Congress, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senator and now stateRead More

Editorial: DeWine for Ohio AG

Canton Repository – October 14, 2014 Our view: Office has amassed solid record of effective action Mike DeWine, a former lieutenant governor and U.S. senator, was well-known to Ohioans when he became attorney general in 2011. But thanks to several major initiatives since then, DeWine, a Republican, has made a new name for himself — aRead More

ENDORSEMENT: For attorney general: Mike DeWine

Akron Beacon Journal – October 11, 2014 Four years ago, Mike DeWine made the point at every opportunity: If elected state attorney general, he would improve the performance of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He has delivered, the bureau reducing the average turnaround for DNA testing from roughly 125 days to 23 days. That hasRead More

DeWine a Leader Against Heroin

The Intelligencer – October 10, 2014 Prescription drug abuse, fed in part by unscrupulous “pill mill” operators, was a serious problem in Ohio when Mike DeWine became the state’s attorney general. In part because of his efforts, that challenge has diminished greatly. Then criminal chemists began producing synthetic hallucinogens and marijuana. It was sold openlyRead More

Ohio parents to serve prison time for assault of infant

October 8, 2014 – Norwalk Reflector Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a mother and father convicted of abusing their infant son will spend the next several years in prison. Visiting Judge Michael Ward sentenced Matthew Skeens, 33, and Mariah Keister, 23, to each serve seven years in prison after the parents bothRead More

Fran DeWine visits Gallia County

October 6, 2014 - Gallipolis Daily Tribune GALLIPOLIS — Fran DeWine has a sure-fire way of ensuring her husband’s campaign literature sticks around the house for a while. DeWine, wife of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, visited Gallipolis on Monday to stump for her husband’s re-election bid – and distribute a cookbook filled with some ofRead More

ENDORSEMENT: Attorney General

Findlay Courier – October 3, 2014 Seldom does a day go by without Attorney General Mike DeWine making news somewhere. DeWine is Ohio’s chief law enforcement officer, commander of the largest legal staff in the state, and involved in virtually every aspect of public affairs. But DeWine has done more than assemble a team ofRead More

Long-ignored evidence suddenly used to catch rapists

CBS News – October 2, 2014 CLEVELAND - It is shocking that just three percent of rapists in America ever serve time. CBS News reported five years ago thatinvestigators often ignore DNA evidence collected from victims in what is known as a “rape kit.” Thousands of these rape kits have gathered dust for years. Stories such asRead More

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