Dave Yost

Ohio leading seven-state lawsuit challenging NCAA’s transfer rules

BY: - December 11, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is leading a lawsuit against the NCAA alleging its transfer policies amount to collusion. The seven-state lawsuit contends the NCAA’s arbitrary use of waivers creates a de facto “no-poach” scheme among competing schools without providing any benefit to college athletes. “It is ironic,” the complaint reads, “that this rule, stylized […]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addresses subpoena in bribery scandal civil case, until AG Yost stops him

BY: - December 1, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans to comply with a subpoena he received in a civil case connected to the largest bribery scheme in state history, he said Wednesday. “We’re gonna have to look at exactly what the language is, what they’re asking for and then we will move from there and get that out as […]

OH AG forces Dollar General to pay up — by supporting food banks

BY: - November 20, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday announced that Dollar General would pay $750,000 to Ohio’s food banks. It was part of $1 million the chain — which typically locates itself in underserved neighborhoods — is paying to settle allegations that it ripped off customers by posting one price on store shelves and then charging […]

Ohio Redistricting Commission set to meet Wednesday, Dems introduce legislative map

BY: - September 20, 2023

After idling for a week and facing a self-imposed deadline for new Statehouse district maps on Friday, Ohio’s Republican-led redistricting commission is getting ready to meet again Wednesday at 3 p.m. During that interlude other state leaders attempted to spur it to action. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost sent members a letter arguing a spat […]

GOP remains undecided on co-chair, Ohio Statehouse redistricting on hold again

BY: - September 14, 2023

With a week to go before Secretary of State Frank LaRose says legislative districts need to be set for the November election, uncertainty continues to mire the redistricting process in chaos. Republican legislative leaders still can’t come to an agreement on who should be their representative as co-chair on the Ohio Redistricting Commission, creating a […]

Columbus fighting Ohio firearm regulation preemptions in court again

BY: - September 12, 2023

Columbus is continuing its case against the state on gun safety, arguing that a state law barring local firearm ordinances is unconstitutional. After a long delay, a county common pleas judge agreed with the city, and filed an order to put the law on hold. But an appeals court went the other way. The panel […]

Ohio AG rejects anti-gerrymandering ballot effort that would create citizen redistricting commission

BY: - August 24, 2023

The proposed constitutional amendment to prevent gerrymandering in Ohio has been rejected for being “confusing and vague” by Attorney General Dave Yost. This, however, is relatively common for first-time submissions. Coalition Citizens Not Politicians has put forward a constitutional amendment for the November 2024 ballot. The proposal creates the 15-member Ohio Citizens Redistricting Commission (OCRC) […]

Child sexual abuse survivors release names, urge Ohio to investigate Catholic dioceses

BY: and - August 17, 2023

Advocates against child sex abuse have filed a letter to the Ohio attorney general, asking the state to hold accused predators in the Catholic church accountable. “We are asking Attorney General Yost to simply step up and get on the train of accountability and justice for victims,” said Claudia Vercellotti with the Survivors Network of […]


Corporations are licensed by the state. FirstEnergy’s rampant public corruption should cost license

BY: and - May 24, 2023

“Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864   “Order the dissolution of a corporation organized under the laws of this state …… upon a finding that an agent ….. has authorized or engaged in conduct in violation of section 2923.32 of the Revised Code and that, […]

Policing prescription-drug middlemen’s middlemen

BY: - May 19, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that it had added massive, new drug-purchasers to an investigation into the practices of powerful drug middlemen. Critics have described those businesses, created since 2019, as another layer of opacity in the already obscure world of drug pricing. The FTC — the federal agency tasked with policing monopolistic […]

Supermajority amendment opponents sue, arguing ‘no legal basis’ for August election

BY: - May 15, 2023

State lawmakers approved a measure to ask voters if Ohio should raise the threshold for approving constitutional amendments to 60%. But in an unusual move, they set the August date for that election through the resolution itself. They made no changes to state law which strictly limit such elections. Republican House and Senate leaders insist […]

Delaware County judge halts Columbus safe firearm storage, magazine limit ordinances

BY: - April 26, 2023

A Delaware County Common Pleas judge has issued an injunction against two gun-related ordinances enacted by the city of Columbus: one for safe storage of firearms, and another limiting gun magazine capacities. The injunction prevents the city from enforcing the laws while the lawsuit is pending. The lawsuit at the center of the case was […]