Dave Yost

State Board of Ed to consider allowing race theory discussion

BY: - July 13, 2021

Ohio’s State Board of Education is being asked to remove a “limitation on verbal public participation” on the topics of “critical race theory” and the “1619 project” at a meeting Tuesday. The term “critical race theory” has been used, typically by academics but more recently by conservatives, to discuss how supposedly race-neutral public policy can […]

Ohio attorney general gives update on investigations into two high-profile officer-involved shootings

BY: - July 7, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office announced during a Wednesday press conference that the Bureau of Criminal Investigations has finished its review of two controversial officer-involved shootings in Cleveland and Columbus. BCI reviewed the Nov. 13 killing of 19-year-old Arthur Keith by Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Officer James Griffiths, and the April 20 killing of […]

Republican AGs object to U.S. Department of Education proposal on teaching about racism

BY: - May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen Republican attorneys general including Ohio’s Dave Yost are voicing their disapproval over the Department of Education’s proposed priorities for teaching K-12 students about American history and civics education because they would include references to systemic racism and how the history of slavery has shaped the U.S. The state attorneys general argue in […]

COMMENTARY

Son of murder victim urges legislature to end death penalty quickly

BY: - April 8, 2021

By Jonathan Mann Thomas Knuff, the man who murdered my father, was sentenced to death in 2019. Knuff brutally murdered my father and I live with the pain and grief of that violent loss every single day. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley sought the death penalty for Thomas Knuff and got the conviction. But when […]

Mailbag: Will any Ohio lawmakers run for Rob Portman’s seat?

BY: - January 28, 2021

Welcome back to another installment of the Mailbag, the only column in Ohio that politicians are giving serious consideration to reading. Let’s get to it! Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Anyone in the Ohio legislature looking at running for Sen. Rob Portman’s seat? […]

Ohio is still short-changing kids and caregivers

BY: - January 25, 2021

All children, no matter their race or where they come from, deserve a safe, stable, supportive home. Today, that’s not the reality for thousands of children in Ohio’s two-tiered foster care system. In violation of federal law, Ohio provides far less financial support to a child in state custody who is placed with a relative […]

COMMENTARY

Trump, Republican enablers busy proving they are a threat to the integrity of the American Republic

BY: - November 11, 2020

Words matter. The words of America’s elected leaders matter. Their silence matters, too. Take the coronavirus pandemic. Following the lead of President Donald Trump, hundreds of elected officials across the country — including many in Ohio — have argued against the use of face masks in spite of overwhelming scientific consensus that they represent the […]

Where Ohio’s GOP leaders are on the outcome of the election

BY: - November 9, 2020

Some, but not all, Ohio Republican officials on Monday appeared to be distancing themselves from Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the Nov. 3 election is being stolen from him.

AG Yost, law enforcement highlight success in latest effort to combat human trafficking

BY: - October 26, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday joined federal, state and local law enforcement partners to announce the success of a statewide anti-human trafficking operation called Operation Autumn Hope. Yost reported that last week’s operation rescued 154 victims of human trafficking and resulted in the arrests of 179 men for illegally soliciting sex and other related […]

Ohio AG, county prosecutors oppose ban on no-knock warrants, instead want to enhance standards

BY: - October 16, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and three county prosecutors acknowledged Thursday that no-knock warrants are very rare in the state, but say the tool shouldn’t be banned, just clarified. Yost and prosecutors from Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties held a press conference Thursday announcing a push for changes to the statute regarding no-knock search warrants. […]

Ohio colleges scramble to explain sweeping new DeVos rules on sexual misconduct

BY: - August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio colleges welcoming some students to campus this fall despite the pandemic face a second major challenge. They also must put in place major new federal rules on campus sexual assault and misconduct that extend added rights to the accused. Aligning university policies with the new federal regulations — while also overhauling health and safety […]

Despite big predictions, not much state legal action against drug middlemen

BY: - June 19, 2020

There was a lot of talk by state officials about reigning in prescription middlemen working for the state. But on the legal front, there hasn’t been a lot of action. In February, 2019, as Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced his office would move against one company  accused of bilking the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, […]