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Homeless youths get help from DeWine

WDTN – April 22, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio – Ohio’s attorney general hosted scores of agencies in an all day meeting on youth homelessness Tuesday. Mike DeWine’s focus for the event was designed to develop strategies to end the  problem which is prevalent in many communities. The executive director of this area’s only shelter for teenagersRead More

Editorial: Make the most of DNA evidence

The Columbus Dispatch – April 21, 2014 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine took on a long-simmering problem when he launched an initiative in late 2011 to get police departments around the state to send in sexual-assault kits for DNA testing. A proposal in the legislature would take that initiative a step further, formally requiring policeRead More

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine hosts community drug forum in Elyria

Newsnet5 – Cleveland – April 21, 2014 ELYRIA, Ohio – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine continued his statewide crusade to prevent drug abuse by holding a community drug forum Monday at Lorain County Community College. More than 100 members of the community, including health professionals, law enforcement, parents and students, turned out to share andRead More

6 indicted, 15 others sought in theft ring

Lancaster Eagle Gazette – April 16, 2014 LANCASTER — Twenty-one people are facing charges related to a retail theft ring that was active for approximately one year and spanned multiple Ohio counties, prosecutors said. Some of the people allegedly involved in this retail theft ring, which targeted major chain stores in Fairfield, Licking, Union and FranklinRead More

Editorial – Useful Grant

Times Leader – April 16, 2014 RAPE CRISIS programs and centers in Ohio serve a vital function. Funding, however, is always critical to their effectiveness. A recent grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s office will help the cause. The state office awarded nearly $1 million in funding of 25 rape crisis programs and centers inRead More

Fourth Street eyesore reduced to rubble

The Newark Advocate – April 15, 2014 NEWARK — The deteriorating three-story brick structure on North Fourth Street, connected to the downtown Arcade, finally came down Monday. More than three years after the fire department ordered the evacuation and closure of the former Chilcote and Jones building at 20-22 N. Fourth St., the unsafe structure wasRead More

Dozens indicted in ongoing drug battle

The Marion Star - Apr. 11, 2014 MARION — More arrests were made following a two-year federal investigation of a drug trafficking ring within the county. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that more than three dozen people are now facing charges as a result of a large-scale investigation focusing on the trafficking and possession ofRead More

Services increase for Ohio sexual assault victims

WBNS 10TV – April 8, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says 13 additional counties have access to comprehensive services for victims of sexual assault. DeWine says 49 counties now provide all core sexual assault services, and 38 counties offer some. He says one county — Clinton, in southern Ohio —Read More

Van Wert YWCA receives funds for Crime Victim’s Rights Week

The Delphos Herald•  Wednesday April 9, 2014 VAN WERT — The YWCA of Van Wert County is among 10 agencies in the state to split $10,000 from Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine. The awards are being made in honor of National Crime Victims’ Week. The funds are to pay for awareness campaigns throughout this week. “WeRead More

Community expresses concerns about drug abuse

The Lima News  •  Monday April 7, 2014 7:18 PM LIMA — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine conducted a drug abuse community forum at Lima Community Church in Lima Monday to hear the community’s concerns about drug abuse. The meeting gave community members an opportunity to discuss drug abuse concerns with DeWine and a panelRead More

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