Neighbors speak out after Wayne County man arrested, charged with killing daughter, wife in 1995: Ohio investigators cracked case

July 25, 2014 – Newsnet 5 WOOSTER, Ohio – A Dalton man has been arrested and charged with the 1995 murder of his wife and 16-year-old daughter. Robert Honsch, 70, is being held without bond in the Wayne County Jail, accused of killing Marcia Honsch, 53, and Elizabeth Honsch, 16, in 1995 and dumping theirRead More

3-D laser technology will help make case against Jim Brennan’s accused killers

July 21, 2014 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer COLUMBUS, Ohio—Authorities are turning to new laser technology to help build a case against three men accused of killing a Cleveland Heights bar owner late last month. A 3-D laser scanner provided by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will help digitally recreate the scene of 61-year-oldRead More

Ohio law enforcement officials offered training to prevent heroin deaths

July 15, 2014 – WFMJ COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the creation of a new course that teaches law enforcement officers how to administer a drug that reverses the effects of opioids on the brain. Naloxone also can limit or stop an overdose when given to an individual overdosing on heroin or a prescription opioid.Read More

Attorney General’s ‘Safe Neighborhoods Initiative’ spreads results to Hamilton

July 11, 2014 – WCPO HAMILTON, Ohio — Brand new plans from Ohio’s Attorney General are in the works to make a neighborhood in Hamilton a safer place to live. Mike Dewine announced Thursday that he will expand his “Safe Neighborhoods Initiative” to Hamilton. The plan calls for Hamilton police to institute hot spot patrols,Read More

EDITORIAL: After DeWine stepped up

Akron Beacon Journal Mike DeWine stepped up when others did not. In December 2011, the Ohio attorney general urged police departments across the state to send rape kits to the state crime laboratory for testing. Many of the kits, numbering in the thousands, rested on the shelves of departments, long put aside and untested. DeWineRead More

Editorial: Justice is catching up

July 9, 2014 – The Columbus Dispatch Lame charges based on made-up problems are all too common in political campaigns, so no one is likely to get particularly worked up about the claim by David Pepper, the Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general, that Attorney General Mike DeWine is fumbling the processing of DNA kitsRead More

Ohio leads the way on breaking through the rape kit backlog

July 7, 2014 – The Washington Post BY MIKE DEWINE AND TIMOTHY J. MCGINTY Mike DeWine is Ohio’s attorney general. Timothy J. McGinty is Cuyahoga County prosecutor. It’s often said that justice delayed is justice denied. This is especially true for victims in sexual assault cases that were never prosecuted or even fully investigated. Numerous reports fromRead More

Nearly 1,500 potential rapists identified so far through statewide testing initiative

July 3, 2014 – Cleveland Plain Dealer COLUMBUS, Ohio—An ongoing effort to test rape kits left untouched for years has resulted in DNA matches with nearly 1,500 potential rapists since 2011, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office announced Wednesday. As of July 1, Bureau of Criminal Investigation scientists have matched 1,474 DNA profiles to offendersRead More


The Press-News – July 2, 2014 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that 239 individuals turned themselves in during the first day of the Ohio Attorney General’s Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in Summit County. Among 192 people with misdemeanor warrants, 586 warrants were cleared. Among the six people with felony warrants, seven felony warrantsRead More


June 30, 2014 – Aurora Advocate A total of 1,548 people turned themselves in during the Fugitive Safe Surrender program coordinated by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Over the four-day period, 3,669 warrants were cleared in Summit County. Prior to the event, there were approximately 16,000 misdemeanor warrants in Akron, Barberton and Stow, and 6,000Read More

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