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As a growing number of states pursue legal action against Purdue Pharma for allegedly stoking the nation's opioid crisis, both sides are seeking to avoid protracted and costly cases. But prosecutors and the Stamford-based maker of OxyContin still have to resolve critical points of disagreement. Last week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a request from Purdue's top lawyer to withdraw a lawsuit he filed in May. "I had hoped you would see this as an opportunity to come together to find ways to help alleviate the vast harm the opioid epidemic has caused and... [Read More]
COLUMBUS—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of phony offers for federal grants. In recent weeks, the Ohio Attorney General's Office has received dozens of reports of... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, warned citizens to beware of fake offers for federal grants on Wednesday. ... [Read More]
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Andrew Erickson and Michael Arace recap the Crew SC 2017 season, discuss which players are exposed in the expansion draft, and talk about how the potential Butler Shores stadium site could have drawbacks if the Crew SC were to relocate. Finally we mention the MLS expansion and which teams are finalist, and talk about how Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is prepared to use the 1996 state law in attempt to help keep the Crew SC in Columbus. Interested in hearing more Soccer Speakeasy podcasts? [Read More]
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Tuesday warned Ohioans to beware of phony offers for federal grants. In recent weeks, the Ohio Attorney General's Office has received dozens of reports of grant scams from people across Ohio. "Scam artists will call and say you can get a $9,000 grant from the federal government if you pay a few hundred dollars first. It's a lie," DeWine said. "The truth is the scam artists will take your money, but you won't get anything in return." The scam often begins when someone receives a phone call or Facebook message about a grant... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning of "grant scams" after receiving multiple reports in recent weeks. [Read More]
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is joining the investigation into a former brewing equipment manufacturer in Canton. SysTech Stainless Works, which went out of business in September, has been accused of providing shoddy equipment and not delivering equipment after being paid tens of thousands of dollars in deposits. Eve Mueller, spokeswoman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said Dover police, the Tuscarawas County Prosecutor's Office and Stark County Prosecutor's Office requested the state's help with the investigation. "BCI has agreed to assist in the case," she said in an email. She said it's a "financial investigation related to... [Read More]
An Akron lawmaker is asking the state's top lawyer to let stand a recent court ruling that allows cities to set local hiring goals. The city of Cleveland scored a legal victory last week when a judge in the 8th District Court of Appeals sided with a county judge and against lawmakers who have tried to ban local hiring requirements for public works projects. What happens next after 16 months of court decisions and appeals is being watched closely by lawmakers and city administrators in Akron, where more than $1 billion in public works projects are being bid and... [Read More]
In response to an inquiry from Republican state Rep. Mike Duffey, of Worthington, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said last week that he has authority to sue to keep the Columbus Crew SC from moving.But who's responsible for pulling the trigger on legal action?Turns out that DeWine, also running for governor, isn't waiting for anyone to ask. The day after his legal determination, he sent a letter to Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, spelling out a 1996 Ohio law passed... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released a copy of a letter he sent to Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt on Friday. [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine might invoke the 21-year-old Modell Law to force Columbus Crew SC to stay in the Buckeye State, he told NPR affiliate WOSU. [Read More]
COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding his office's review of Ohio Revised Code provisions regarding a potential move by the Columbus Crew to Austin, Texas:... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reiterated his desire for tougher action to stop destructive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes on Thursday, telling the Army Corps of Engineers it should close the Brandon Road lock near Joliet, Ill. [Read More]
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A law passed after the Cleveland Browns left could be used to keep the Columbus Crew from moving to Austin. In October, fans learned that Columbus Crew SC is set to move to Austin, Texas if it fails to reach an agreement with local government on a new downtown stadium. The most recent meeting between owner Anthony Precourt, MLS commissioner Don Garber, and Columbus officials went poorly, with neither side willing to make a commitment. It seems that Precourt would much rather move the Crew than keep it in Columbus. With Precourt and MLS seemingly unwilling to negotiate, Ohio... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is 'prepared to take the necessary legal action' to keep the Columbus Crew SC in Ohi…... [Read More]
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Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding his office's review of Ohio Revised Code provisions regarding a potential move by the... [Read More]
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Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington, said he is asking Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to block Crew owner from moving the team        ... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is prepared to take "necessary legal action" to keep the Columbus Crew SC from leaving town.He agrees a 1996 state law passed in response to Art Modell's decision to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore could be used to keep the Crew SC in Columbus."The Ohio attorney general's office has reviewed the law passed after the Browns' move. We believe the evidence will show that this law would apply to the... [Read More]
The Franklin County Republican Party has endorsed the ticket of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted for Governor and Lt. Governor on the 2018 ballot.Doug Preisse, chairman of the Franklin County GOP Executive Committee, said the DeWine-Husted ticket was endorsed in the first round of voting at a meeting Wednesday night at the Athletic Club of Columbus, Downtown."It's clear that the DeWine-Husted ticket is the team to bring together the Republican Party and... [Read More]
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today sent a letter to Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt notifying him that the state may take legal action should... [Read More]
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