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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined by former Ohio attorneys general Nancy Rogers (left) and Betty Montgomery (right) to call for lifting the statute of limitations on rape.
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is calling on state lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape. Five former Ohio attorneys general, both Democrats and Republicans, are joining Yost in advocating for this change.

Governor Strickland has tapped the dean of the Ohio State University law school to serve as interim attorney general after a sexual harassment scandal forced out the previous attorney general.

Strickland says Nancy Hardin Rogers will lead the office for about six months but that she has no plans to run in the November election.

Rogers says she hopes to restore values to the office.

The Democratic Party must still select a candidate to run for the remaining two years left in the term of former Attorney General Marc Dann.