Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

FirstEnergy says it didn’t have “strategic direction” of nuclear plants during bailout scandal

BY: - September 29, 2020

FirstEnergy is trying to distance itself from a massive corruption scandal that has gripped the Statehouse since July, but it's unclear whether federal or state officials are buying it.

Ohio AG files suit in mammoth bribery scandal

BY: - September 24, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday sued the players in a massive scandal that continues to roil state politics.  Yost is seeking to stop a $1.3 billion ratepayer bailout from flowing to a Northern Ohio electric utility after a rate hike to pay for it that is scheduled to start Jan. 1. And he’s […]

Ohio AG files brief in support of school districts letting employees go armed

BY: - September 11, 2020

Ohio’s Attorney General Dave Yost this week put his support behind a Butler County school district’s policy to arm school personnel. “This case presents the question whether school districts may allow non-security employees to carry firearms on school grounds,” Yost wrote in a brief to the court. “The answer is yes.” Yost filed the brief […]

Ohio attorney general sues second drug middleman

BY: - July 14, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is taking a second pharmacy benefit manager doing business with the state to court. Yost on Monday announced that his office had filed suit in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas against St. Louis-based Express Scripts over work the company had done since 2010 on behalf of the Ohio […]

Ohio Republicans slammed over coronavirus enforcement

BY: - July 13, 2020

The coronavirus is raging in Ohio, but the state’s Republican leaders seem disinclined to enforce rules intended to protect against it. Attorney General Dave Yost won’t say whether he’ll support enforcement of new orders to wear masks in the state’s hardest-hit counties. And the official who issued them, Gov. Mike DeWine, has made several statements […]

DeWine mask order won’t apply to lawmakers, judges, staffs

BY: - July 9, 2020

A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday said that even though the governor ordered people to wear masks inside Franklin County’s public spaces, that order won’t be enforced against some of the state’s most public people inside the state’s most public building. DeWine Press Secretary Dan Tierney said the order won’t be enforced against […]

In a pandemic, efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act might be getting dicier

BY: - July 7, 2020

The Trump administration last month joined 18 states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, arguing, “the entire ACA must fall.” The move comes as more than a million Ohioans are estimated to have lost health coverage because of coronavirus-related job losses. It also comes as the disease is expected […]