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Attorney General Rejects Latest Proposal To Legalize Pot In Ohio

May 22, 2015
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Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition submitted by a group that wants to put an issue on the ballot to legalize marijuana.

Ohio Lawmakers Push Bill To Expand Police Training, Funding Still Unclear

May 13, 2015
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Ohio lawmakers are responding to a report on the status of police officer training by proposing changes to the laws on basic training and recruitment. But changes could be very pricey.

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Recommendations from a panel studying how to update police training in Ohio are set to be announced Thursday. They're expected to target some Ohio police academies.

Ohio AG Certifies Petition For Marijuana Legalization Issue

Mar 13, 2015
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A marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has cleared a key governmental hurdle.

Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday certified ResponsibleOhio’s petition for the proposed amendment and cleared summary petition language as fair and truthful. The measure goes next to the Ohio Ballot Board.

ResponsibleOhio foresees getting the amendment before voters this year or next. It would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use and create authorized growing sites across the state.

Ohio Official's Advisory Group Studies Police Training

Mar 5, 2015

The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.

Attorney General Mike DeWine created the group last year after several fatal police shootings and protests of those shootings in Ohio and nationally.

DeWine's Advisory Group Studies Police Training

Mar 5, 2015
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A group formed by state Attorney General Mike DeWine is continuing its study of possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.

DeWine created the group last year after several fatal police shootings and protests of those shootings in Ohio and nationally. The 16-member task force planned another meeting Thursday in Columbus.

Ohio's Attorney General Candidates

Oct 2, 2014

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Other than both being lawyers, the candidates running for Ohio Attorney General don't have much in common. But whoever wins, he'll have to face the state's heroin crisis. Their campaigns have been spirited, and this hour we'll talk to incumbent Mike DeWine and his challenger David Pepper about their runs for office, and plans to address Ohio's needs.


Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog

Jul 9, 2014

10:00 Many thousands of unprocessed rape kits sit untested in labs around the country. Rape kits are used to collect evidence after a sexual assault, but the cost, limits of technology, and simple neglect often leave kits lingering for decades. This hour we'll talk about how Ohio is leading the nation in addressing the backlog, and how to reduce it even further. Guests

10:00 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he's "all for fracking" in Ohio, but doesn't think the regulations on the new drilling technique are up to par. Join us on this hour of "All Sides" as we discuss fracking: everything from its needed regulations to its environmental impact and even its potential for more Ohio jobs. Guests

Ohio Attorney General Backs Crackdown On 'Internet Cafes'

Jan 8, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is blasting the estimated 200 Ohio storefronts that call themselves, 'sweepstakes' or 'internet cafes.' "These places are frankly consumer rip-offs." Says Dewine. Dewine says they're raking in tens of millions of dollars per year by exploiting a loophole in current law. According to Dewine, the stores insist they're not selling illegal gambling, they're selling items, like phonecards and the opportunity to play a machine and win something is just a freebie attached to that purchase.

Ohio Attorney General Wants Rape Test Kits Processed.

Dec 6, 2011

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says its unclear how long it will take to test the backlog of  thousands of   rape kits in Ohio. Dewine is hiring four additional staff at his crime lab and urging local police and sheriff departments to turn over sexual assault evidence kits for testing. "And if you test these, you know, what you're going to get is, in all likelihood you're going to get  the DNA of the assailant.

New Internet Tool Helps Consumers Spot "Scam" Charities.

Dec 2, 2011

The holiday season brings out the “giving spiritâ€? in a lot of people. That’s one reason why many charities use this time to solicit donations over the phone. Most of the charities are legitimate….but not ALL of them. And that’s why Ohio’s attorney general is offering a new feature on the agency’s website. Pete Thomas is in charge of overseeing and regulating charities for the A.G. He says the website will help consumers distinguish between legitimate charities…and con artists. Click on Listen Icon to hear Thomas Interview with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen

Haiti's Long-Term Re-development

Jan 19, 2010

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, a look at plans for long-term re-development, with The Ohio State University Haiti Empowerment project director Terri Bucci, former U.S. Senator Michael DeWine and Brookings Institute senior fellow Elizabeth Ferris.

Republican Ohio senator Mike DeWine Wednesday expressed concerns about the fitness of Donald Rumsfeld to be defense secretary. Last week, Republican congressman Pat Tiberi of Westerville declared he had questions about Rumsfeld. This comes as senate Democrats introduced a non-binding resolution suggesting President Bush fire the defense secretary.