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PROTECTING SENIORS FROM FRAUD

September 2, 2014 – WHIZ The Attorney General continues efforts to protect citizens from scams. During a visit to Zanesville, Mike Dewine, promoted the Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkit. It’s a proactive approach on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams. While the Attorney General believes anyone can be a victim, he said someRead More

State: Man took more at least $48k from elderly woman

August 29, 2014 – WLWT CINCINNATI —A Hamilton County man has been indicted on 22 charges involving the theft of more than $48,000 from a woman. William Modafari, 44, was indicted on 19 counts of theft from an elderly or disabled adult and three counts of misuse of a credit card. The Economic Crimes Unit setRead More

Serial rapist caught after sexual assault kits finally tested sentenced to more than 100 years in prison

August 27, 2014 – Cleveland Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — A judge sentenced a 69-year-old man to serve what will amount to the rest of his life in prison for the rapes of seven women over nearly a decade. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Pamela Barker sentenced Robert Green to up to 135 years in prison Wednesday.Read More

RELEASE: Prosecuting Attorneys of all 10 Central Ohio Counties Endorse Attorney General Mike Dewine For Re-Election

Prosecuting Attorneys of all 10 Central Ohio Counties Endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine For Re-Election  Prosecutors laud Attorney General DeWine’s accomplishments COLUMBUS – Today, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s campaign announced the endorsement of all 10 Prosecuting Attorneys in central Ohio.  Prosecutors from Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union Counties praised DeWine’sRead More

Toledo woman refunded money for over-priced bottled water

August 21, 2014 – NBC24 TOLEDO – A Toledo woman outraged over the price she was charged for bottled water during the city’s water crisis has received a refund. Barbara Imber was charged $47 for 19 bottles of water she purchased during the crisis in early August. She got her refund after she contacted the Ohio Attorney General’s office,Read More

2014 Ohioans for Concealed Carry Endorsements

Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) announced their endorsement of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s re-election campaign on August 15, 2014. Here’s the text of their announcement and a link to additional information: Ohioans for Concealed Carry has released their endorsements for the 2014 general election. We strongly encourage our members, and all who support gun owner rights in Ohio,Read More

EDITORIAL: Delays in DNA

8/17/2014 – The Toledo Blade Over the past two decades, DNA technology has become an invaluable tool for  catching the guilty and exonerating the innocent. That’s why Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine started calling for old DNA evidence in late 2011, encouraging Ohio’s 800 law enforcement agencies to clear their testable sexual-assault evidence shelves. It was, frankly,Read More

Human trafficking suspect nabbed, victims rescued

August 10, 2014 – Norwalk Reflector Authorities seek help in verifying identity of suspect accused of running prostitution service out of Ohio hotel room. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and authorities from Washington and Morgan counties announced the rescue of three women believed to be victims of human trafficking. Investigators with the Washington and MorganRead More

From their family to yours

August 13, 2014 – Sidney Daily News SIDNEY — Fran DeWine remembers the first time she went door-to-door campaigning with her husband, Mike. “Mike was running for (Greene County) prosecutor,” said DeWine Tuesday during a stop at the Shelby County Courthouse. “We knocked on 18,000 doors. I was a young, shy mother and I didn’tRead More

Editiorial: Statewide model

August 12, 2014 – Toledo Blade PEOPLE don’t often associate government in Lucas County — at any level — with innovation, excellence, or even basic competence. But an addiction resource unit run by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department is getting statewide attention as a new and effective way to battle the state’s opioid and heroinRead More

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