Ohio Attorney General

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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Democrats have been blasting Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine for not doing more about the multi-million-dollar ECOT scandal. But Republicans are pushing back.

Touting his record as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Democratic Attorney General candidate Steve Dettelbach introduced a plan today to strengthen human trafficking laws in Ohio.

The proposal includes tougher penalties for businesses and officials who profit from sex trafficking, as well as a ban on those who solicit sex from children during high profile events like conventions.

“Ohioans and people nationally, we need to do better at not being nosy neighbors, but being better neighbors,” said Dettelbach.

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The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit led by Ohio over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards.

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Attorney General Mike DeWine’s insurer task force on opioid reduction has released a set of 15 recommendations, but the list sticks to broad concepts rather than digging into specifics.

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Ohio's Democratic attorney general candidate is facing a potential conflict of interest that could affect his ability to prosecute the pharmaceutical industry in the state's lawsuit over the opioid crisis if he is elected.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working with the state's hospital to expand a collaboration intended to reduce repeat incidents of child abuse in infants.

At least one Ohio school impacted by the abrupt bankruptcy of Discovery Tours will still be able to take their field trip, thanks to the help of their local community, but the travel company’s closure is affecting students across the state.

The Columbus Board of Education voted Friday to accept more than $20,000 in donations from local education groups, firefighters, police officers and others for students at Ridgeview Middle School.

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The Ohio Attorney General has certified a petition for another proposed marijuana constitutional amendment. But this one would fully legalize recreational marijuana.

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A Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office during a 2015 Planned Parenthood investigation and some of her input was shared with state investigators, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

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Jillian Epperly has no medical training or education, but that hasn’t stopped the Canton woman from forming a following of thousands looking for medical advice. And she's offering it in the form of a "poop cult."

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