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Ohio’s Attorney General Explains His Definition of an Essential Business

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Hobby Lobby stores in Ohio are closed now after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sent the company a cease and desist letter. The company had claimed it was operating as an essential business. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, that company isn’t the only one that is being questioned… Read More

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Controversy Over Whether Order Stopping Elective Surgery Applies to Abortion Clinics

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is ordering abortion clinics to stop all non-essential procedures. Those facilities are fighting back, saying their services are essential. Yost sent letters to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio and the Women’s Med Center of Dayton, telling them to immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions. Predictably, Ohio Right to Life… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Ohio AG Says Jury Trials can be Suspended Because of Coronavirus Concerns

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The attorney general is advising Ohio’s courts that they can suspend jury trials to stop the spread of coronavirus. Attorney General Dave Yost’s opinion said courts may suspend jury trials for up to 270 days under state law in a pandemic emergency, because they could pose a health risk to jurors, to court personnel and to defendants…. Read More

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AG Wants More Time to Get Communities to Join Opioid Settlement Plan

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Friday is the deadline for Ohio communities suing drug makers and distributors to decide to continue with their lawsuits or join the state’s effort to reach what’s likely to be a massive settlement over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Dave Yost said there are several communities that haven’t yet had a chance to meet and discuss the… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

AG Wants Changes To How State Awards Tax Credits And Other Incentives

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Attorney General Dave Yost says he doesn’t like some of what he found in a review of state incentives for economic development projects in the final year of former Gov. John Kasich’s administration. He’s now pushing some changes to the way the state awards grants, loans and tax credits. Yost said half of nearly $14 million in… Read More

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Ohio to get $40M in US Settlement with Ex-opioid Distributor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Attorney General’s Office says Ohio will receive nearly $40 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction. An attorney general spokesman says Reckitt Benckiser Group signed its agreement with all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington,… Read More

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Appeals Court Rejects Ohio AG’s Attempt To Delay Opioid Trial

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A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has rejected Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s request to delay the October 21 start for the huge opioid trial in federal court in Cleveland. Three judges from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals declined the request from Yost and a dozen other attorneys general and the US Chamber of Commerce. They had… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Ohio Putting $1.6M Toward Genetic Study Of Addiction

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is backing a study to take an in-depth look at the genetic factors behind substance use disorder. Yost believes this will be a critical step towards data-based prevention efforts. Yost says the common approach to the opioid epidemic is referred to as a three-legged stool; law enforcement, treatment, education/prevention. But… Read More

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Yost’s Fight To Pause Opioid Lawsuit Continues Despite Latest Settlement

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Although Cuyahoga County and Summit County just reached another lawsuit with an opioids manufacturer, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says there’s still time for the court to hear his argument to pause the landmark opioid court case for thousands of local government in order for the state’s case to go first. Cuyahoga and Summit counties announced a $20… Read More