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Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost was elected as the next Ohio attorney general.
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Ohio’s Attorney General is urging the State Medical Board to immediately suspend the license of fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel, who is accused of ordering “excessive doses of pain medication" for at least 34 patients.

Inauguration Day is here. Mike DeWine will be sworn in Monday as Ohio's 70th governor. Watch the ceremonies live, courtesy of the Ohio Channel.

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Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien is leaving her post to take a job back in state government.

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The Ohio Auditor’s Office says a food vendor’s failure to pay $122,000 in rental fees at the old Franklin County Veterans Memorial went undetected for years.

Auditor Dave Yost (left) discusses the bill alongside Sen. Dave Burke (R-Marysville), the chair of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee.
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A review of the way Ohio’s education department handled a charter school data-scrubbing scandal was unable to determine if there was “malicious” intent involved. But the state auditor does say that the department was poorly run with a lack of control. 

Authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio following the murders of the Rhoden family on June 21, 2016.
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Many Pike County residents were relieved when authorities arrested six people in connection with the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016. The question now is how that local officials will be able to afford to prosecute those cases. A bill is being proposed to help in those cases.

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Ohio Republicans swept the statewide office races in yesterday’s election, carried by a big victory from Mike DeWine for the governor’s office.

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Republican Dave Yost and Democrat Steve Dettelbach are both attorneys, and they both have a way with words, peppering their comments with colorful phrases like “that’s just horsefeathers” and “malarkey.” 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray shakes hands with supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus.
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The candidates for governor and other statewide races have released their final fundraising reports before next month’s election. It’s been a record-breaking election for at least one race.

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Steve Dettelbach, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, says on his first day in office he would have Ohio join a lawsuit to protect the Affordable Care Act. Dettelbach says this would be the best way to defend coverage for pre-existing conditions.

Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, Steve Dettlebach, left, and Republican candidate Dave Yost, right.
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The candidates for Ohio Attorney General, Steve Dettlebach and Dave Yost, talked criminal justice reform in their first debate. The discussion came after an audience member asked a question referencing the hit podcast "Serial" that's been shining a harsh light on Cleveland courts and police.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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The latest fundraising numbers show this year’s race for governor is going to be the most expensive in the state’s history.

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Monday is the deadline for Ohio’s public universities and colleges to report crime statistics. The Clery Act requires them to disclose the info by October 1 of each year. But according to a survey from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, schools reported facing a myriad of problems along the way.

Ohio Statewide Elected Officials Lack Contact With Kasich

Oct 1, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Ohio's state auditor, treasurer and lieutenant governor say they haven't spoken to Gov. John Kasich in more than a year. The secretary of state says it's been about six months for him.

Universities throughout Ohio are reporting crime statistics on their campuses as part of the Clery Act – a law that requires colleges that receive federal funding to make known crime statistics for the past three years. But State Auditor Dave Yost says he thinks the process for doing this needs to be improved.