As Sunshine Week Begins, Attorney General DeWine Releases Updated ‘Yellow Book’

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the 2018 edition of Ohio Sunshine Laws: An Open Government Resource Manual. The release of the manual commonly referred to as the “Yellow Book,” coincides with the beginning of National Sunshine Week.

“By providing elected officials, public employees, and Ohio citizens with information about public records and compliance, we help ensure accountability and transparency in the conduct of public business.,”

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CRISPR Helps Find New Genetic Suspects Behind ALS/FTD


Study provides roadmap for using CRISPR to investigate neurological disorders.



NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University used the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to rapidly identify genes in the human genome that might modify the severity of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) caused by mutations in a gene called C9orf72.… Read full story

Man Sentenced to Prison After Exposing East Liverpool Officer to Fentanyl During Traffic Stop

(EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Columbiana County Prosecutor Robert Herron announced today that a man accused of assaulting a police officer with fentanyl pleaded guilty today to multiple drug-related charges.

Justin Buckel, 25, of East Liverpool, pleaded guilty this afternoon to the following 23 charges:

  • Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
  • Aggravated trafficking in drugs (three counts)
  • Trafficking in heroin (two counts)
  • Trafficking in cocaine (two counts)
  • Aggravated possession of drugs (13 counts)
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Assault on a peace officer

Buckel was sentenced today to a total of 6.5… Read full story