Attorney General DeWine Announces New Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program With the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a plan to create a new program to help Ohio’s local law enforcement agencies purchase body armor vests. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has agreed to support funding the effort through a recent expansion of its safety grant program.Read full story

Brown Urges Defense Dept. to Honor Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability to Military Family Members

Brown Joins Group of Senators Pushing Sec. Mattis to Oppose Policy that would Limit Service Members’ Ability to Transfer GI Benefits to Eligible Family Members

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined a group of Senators urging Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to oppose a new Trump Administration policy that would limit certain service members’ ability to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to eligible family members—changes that would hurt America’s military families.… Read full story

Attorney General DeWine Announces Guilty Plea in Stolen Inheritance Case

(NORWALK, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that an Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 in inheritance money from two children whose father died more than ten years ago.

Stacie Bement, 45, of Wakeman pleaded guilty today to two felony charges of grand theft and five felony charges of forgery. Read full story

Farmers’ Markets Link Older Ohioans to Fresh, Locally Grown Gruits and Vegetables

By Ashley Davis MA, RDN, LD
Population Health and Nutrition Manager

Aug. 5-11 is National Farmers’ Market Week. Ohio’s farmers’ markets link older adults to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, that not only help older adults and the people who care for them maintain a delicious, nutritious diet, but provide so much more.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Announces Development of New Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that his office is developing a statewide system that will increase transparency surrounding the collection, submission, and analysis of sexual assault kit evidence in Ohio.

The “Ohio Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System” will give those who have undergone a sexual assault forensic examination the option to track the status of their rape kit evidence online. Read full story

AG DeWine Announces Support of Measure to Reduce Barriers, Increase Accessibility of Crime Victims Fund

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) to announce a new bill that would update laws intended to help victims of crime and their families. The measure, SB322, would increase the accessibility of crime victims’ funds and increase the amount certain victims can receive.… Read full story