Attorney General Mike DeWine

Statewide News
8:30 am
Thu December 20, 2012

DeWine Talks About Preparing Teachers/Administrators to Defend Against Shooters

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he wants to give teachers the tools they need to prevent or deal with school shootings.

"The truth is that while we train first responders, the real first responders in these tragedies are teachers.  They are the ones who are there," says DeWine. "They are the ones who make the life and death decisions.  They are the ones who are going to do what they can do to save lives.  By the time the first responders get there, we may have a number of children killed."

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Statewide News
12:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Ohio Expands School Safety Training for Educators

The state is expanding safety training for Ohio educators to reflect the reality that those inside a school are the first to face danger.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said this morning that nothing short of barricading every school in the country can stop something from happening, but officials have a moral obligation to take steps that will increase the odds of children surviving.

DeWine says the state police training academy will train educators across the state in how to deal with an active shooter.

Statewide News
7:04 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Group Formed in Wake of Ohio Foster-Care Deaths

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed an advisory group to help solve some of the biggest problems in the state's foster-care system, including safety and stability.

DeWine announced the formation of the group at a news conference on Monday and gave its members a March deadline to issue recommendations to improve the system.

The announcement came almost one year after DeWine's office held the first of eight child-safety summits in the state following a rash of shocking cases.

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Statewide News
12:00 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Federal Court Rules Ohio Can Have Early in Person Voting, State Appeals

A federal judge said new laws, passed by Ohio’s Republican legislature, that wiped out early in person voting at boards of elections the weekend before Election Day are unconstitutional.  It’s good news for Democrats and the Obama campaign who’ve been fighting to restore the weekend of early in person weekend voting.  They point out 93,000 Ohioans voted on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the Presidential election in 2008.

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Statewide News
4:30 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Ohio Atty. Gen. DeWine Announces Human Trafficking Task Force and Commision

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the formation of a Human Trafficking Task Force.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports that it’s the first of its kind in Central Ohio. 

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Attorney General Mike DeWine says the creation of the task force is the result of the human trafficking that’s happening every day in the state. 

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