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Patrol focused on impaired drivers for Labor Day Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be safe this Labor Day weekend. Troopers will focus enforcement efforts on removing impaired drivers from Ohio’s roadways. Motorists can all have...

Emergency crews conduct water rescue on Ohio 7

Emergency crews responded to a stranded motorist who attempted to drive through high water on Ohio 7, between Ohio 218 and the City of Gallipolis, this afternoon. According to Gallipolis Fire Chief Keith Elliott,...

A Case of ‘Sextortion’: Cons Like ‘Bieber Ruse’ Targeted Minor Girls

News Release FBI Top Stories The basic framework of the extortionist’s scheme was as cold as it was calculated: contact a young girl on a social networking site using a fake identity, gain her trust, extract...

Lifted: Precautionary Boil Advisory – Court Street to Locust Street and a portion of...

The boil advisory has been lifted as of 8:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2013. It is no longer necessary to boil your water. Samples have been taken, analyzed and are safe. The boil advisory was for...

DODD launches initiative to reduce census at state-operated Developmental Centers

Families, guardians and staff associated with state-operated Developmental Centers  (DCs) recently received a letter indicating the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities’ intention to release a “Request of Interest” for up to 20 six-bed Intermediate...

DeWine, 48 Attorneys General Ask Congress to Extend Criminal Jurisdiction of Communications Decency Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined attorneys general from 48 other states and territories in asking Congress to extend to states the criminal jurisdiction created under the Communications Decency Act of 1996...

Settlements Require Business Owners to Pay for Synthetic Drug Prevention, Investigation

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the owners of four Highland County businesses found selling synthetic drugs must now pay fines totaling $10,000 that will be used for the...

Ohio AG offers charitable giving tips following Hurricane Harvey, Texas flooding

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered advice to help Ohioans make wise charitable contributions and avoid scams following the catastrophic flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. “We encourage people to...

Hunters and License Buyers Should be Aware of System Outage

COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters and anglers who need to buy a license or permit or check a wild turkey on Tuesday, May 7, need to be aware of a scheduled computer system outage, according...

Justice Center now open for business

GALLIPOLIS – The new Gallipolis Justice Center is now officially open for business, though the offices are still in the process of getting situated and there have been some problems with the phone system,...