Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

As Borges delay is denied, former FirstEnergy execs say “no doubt” the feds are after them

BY: - May 26, 2023

Judges denied two delays in recent days that would have been key to a bribery and money laundering scandal that took place in Ohio between 2017 to 2020. Lawyers in one suit called it “one of the largest corruption and bribery schemes in U.S. history.” Denial of a delay in one court case means that […]

Report: “Specialty” drugs are by far the most expensive, but classification seems arbitrary

BY: - May 15, 2023

The prescriptions with the most eye-popping price tags — like cancer meds that can cost more than $20,000 a month — are usually classified as “specialty” drugs.  You’d think that since they’re so costly, there would be clear criteria for putting drugs in the specialty category. But, according to a new report, you’d be wrong. […]

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost jumps into Florida abortion fight

BY: - April 24, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 14 other attorneys general are arguing in federal court that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his powers when he removed a local prosecutor who had spoken out against the state's restrictive new abortion law. But the group that represents Ohio's local prosecutors doesn't seem to agree with that claim, expressing worries that the Florida case threatens the principle of "prosecutorial discretion:" that faced with many possible crimes and limited time and resources, prosecutors need great latitude to decide which cases are most wisely brought.

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‘Anxiety is high’ — Ohioans worried as AG Yost doesn’t want student loan debt to be forgiven

BY: - April 17, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Even though the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Thursday that billions in […]

‘I’m mad as hell;’ Ohio AG Yost sues scam charity that pocketed donations meant for East Palestine residents

BY: - April 12, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing a scam charity that claimed to be collecting thousands of dollars of donations for East Palestine residents after the Norfolk Southern train derailment on Feb. 3 spilled toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride. The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges Ohio Clean Water Fund was acting on behalf of Second Harvest […]

Ohio AG Yost signs on to try to stop billions in student loan debt from being forgiven

BY: - April 11, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is trying to prevent billions of dollars of student loan debt from being forgiven.  Yost filed an amicus brief recently with the U.S. Supreme Court — along with 19 other states — arguing U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona’s plan to wipe away an estimated $6 billion in student […]

Death penalty opponents take another run at repeal

BY: - March 29, 2023

A group of Ohio lawmakers is again trying to kill the death penalty. As she has since 2011, Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, on Tuesday announced that she and some colleagues were introducing legislation abolishing it.  It might seem like a shot in the dark. But amid exonerations and shifting sentiment about the ultimate punishment, Antonio […]

Ohio AG files antitrust suit against Express Scripts, Humana, others

BY: - March 28, 2023

In a development that is likely shaking the world of health insurance, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday sued six corporate entities over the way they facilitate drug transactions. Yost filed the suit under the Valentine Act — Ohio’s antitrust law — accusing the companies of improperly colluding to fix prices and other actions […]

Ohio AG Dave Yost asks U.S. Dept. of Education not to rescind part of religious rule

BY: - March 28, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Education sent last week asking to keep a rule from the Trump administration requiring public universities to uphold the First Amendment when it comes to religious groups on campuses.  The current rule, which the federal education department is trying to get rid […]

Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder gives the thumbs up as he enters a federal courthouse in Cincinnati. Photo from WEWS.

Prosecutors: common sense that Householder’s guilty. Defense: They’re lying

BY: - March 8, 2023

CINCINNATI — If jurors rely on their common sense they’ll know that Akron-based FirstEnergy gave former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder $60 million for one reason: to pass a billion-dollar bailout for the company, federal prosecutors asserted Tuesday. But one of Householder’s attorneys accused the feds of bias in selecting their so-called mountain of evidence, […]

Strategies emerge as abortion rights fight ramps up

BY: - March 6, 2023

As abortion rights groups prepare to collect the amount of signatures needed to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot, anti-abortion rights groups may have shed light on statements they plan to use against the initiative. In three separate press releases sent by anti-abortion groups after the Ohio Attorney General approved proposed amendment language, the […]

Ohio abortion rights groups send proposed amendment to state attorney general

BY: - February 22, 2023

Abortion rights groups preparing to put a constitutional amendment on the Ohio ballot released the proposed language Tuesday, the same day they sent it to the state Attorney General’s Office for review. Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom will now await approval of the amendment, starting the signature collection process to […]