Attorney General Mike DeWine en Ohio AG's Vetting Of Law Firms Undocumented <p>An Associated Press review finds that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's selection process for hiring outside securities-fraud litigators has gone essentially undocumented.<br />&nbsp;<br />In state bid documents, DeWine laid out a process for appointing a committee that would vet and make recommendations on law firms seeking lucrative special-counsel assignments.<br />&nbsp; Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:14:23 +0000 Associated Press 51980 at Ohio Attorney General Certifies Petition In Voter-Access Effort <p>An Ohio group has been cleared to continue its effort to guarantee what it calls certain voter protections in the state constitution.</p><p>Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition Monday for the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights."</p><p>The supporters changed their summary of the proposal after DeWine initially rejected their petition, saying it was not a fair and truthful statement of the amendment.</p><p>Backers added two sentences describing federal law to the summary.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 46919 at Greene County Sheriff's Major Relieved of Duty Following Schenck Investigation <p></p><p></p><p>Greene County Sheriff's Major Eric Spicer has retained a lawyer to challenge his recent termination. Spicer was relieved of his duties following an internal investigation related to a July 2013 police standoff with a Yellow Springs resident.<br /><br />Spicer has been on paid administrative leave since the July 2013 officer-involved shooting that left Paul E. Schenck dead.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:03:59 +0000 Wayne Baker 46882 at DeWine Conducts Springfield Town Hall On Drug Abuse <p></p><p>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine brought the buckeye state's war on drugs to Clark County Wednesday afternoon.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:34:01 +0000 Wayne Baker 45847 at DeWine Conducts Springfield Town Hall On Drug Abuse Pepper, DeWine Trade Barbs As Political Season Kicks Into Gear <p>David Pepper is officially in the race against Republican incumbent Mike DeWine for Ohio's next attorney general, and he has harsh words for his his opponent. Pepper is using a <a href="" target="_blank">recent report by the Dayton Daily News</a> as ammunition; it found several instances where DeWine received campaign contributions from law firms seeking state work. The Democrat says this is evidence of a "pay-to-play" system. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:53:56 +0000 Emily McCord 45622 at Pepper, DeWine Trade Barbs As Political Season Kicks Into Gear