Toledo Blade, Editorial Board Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is trying to help fix a part of the state’s child welfare system that is broken: foster care. Too many young people get shuffled constantly from home to home, guardian to guardian, parents to foster care and back again. They are denied stability. Some children areRead More
Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch At first, Makayla Craft-Ford wasn’t sure she wanted to lay bare the struggles of her young life in a public speech. She’s just 15 and has been in foster care since she was a baby, moving 10 times in 14 years. She has suffered through abuse, neglect, her own searingRead More
Working on behalf of the citizens Record Herald We are not often impressed with the actions of elected officials, even when we strongly believe that what they have done is in the best interests of the community and our citizens. After all – the good things they do for taxpayers and citizens are supposed toRead More
Sandusky Register Editorial – March 20, 2013 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine might be the most travelled state AG in recent history. He also has shown himself to be one of the most accessible. DeWine was there after Cleveland police officers killed an unarmed couple in a vehicle, and the investigation his office conducted wasRead More
Every day, my office works to protect Ohio’s consumers, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. And, just this past week was National Consumer Protection Awareness week. My office’s Consumer Protection Section offers a wide variety of services for Ohio families. We go after scam artists, offer a free alternative dispute resolution program, and help people getRead More
(Columbus) My top priority as Ohio Attorney General is to protect families. As part of that commitment, when I took office, I made it a priority of my office to significantly decrease the time it takes at our crime lab — BCI — to test evidence for local law enforcement. When I took office, the averageRead More
(Columbus) As the weeks pass since the horrific event in Newtown, Connecticut, we find ourselves thinking of the families and their grief and wondering why this senseless killing of innocent children and educators occurred. As we try to learn lessons from this awful event, it is apparent that we need to think of new waysRead More
The Ohio Attorney General and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation have set up four bait cars to help catch holiday criminals in the act. Police say thieves are always on the lookout for gifts and valuables left in vehicles during the holiday season.
Mike DeWine is impatient. Trivia irritates him. There is a sense of urgency to Ohio’s 65-year-old attorney general. He’s not angry or unhappy. In fact, he says he loves being the state’s lawyer and top cop. It’s just that he wants to get things done. Now. Those things involve an array of subjects in addition to his statutorily assigned task of legally representing agencies, and in that sense, he’s an activist attorney general like few others.
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