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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

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Mature drivers become worrisome statistic in Pickaway County
Mature drivers become worrisome statistic in Pickaway County

Sixty-nine percent of the fatal accidents that occurred in Pickaway County in 2016 involved mature drivers.

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Ohio House passes bill to conform state, federal tax laws
Ohio House passes bill to conform state, federal tax laws
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Human trafficking a priority for Ohio State Highway Patrol
Human trafficking a priority for Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is committed to combating human trafficking in Ohio and took new steps this year to rescue potential victims.

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PUCO issues winter reconnect order
PUCO issues winter reconnect order

The PUCO has approved the Winter Reconnect Order to help Ohioans reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season.

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Patrol promotes Safe Driving Awareness Month
Patrol promotes Safe Driving Awareness Month

September is Safe Driving Awareness Month, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to commit driving buckled, focused and sober.

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Attorney General warns of scams targeting students
Attorney General warns of scams targeting students

As students head back to school, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of scams targeting students.

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Patrol offers school bus safety tips for drivers, students
Patrol offers school bus safety tips for drivers, students

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has been in the process of inspecting every Ohio school bus to ensure each bus is safe to transport children to and from school.

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Sales tax holiday this weekend for back-to-school shopping
Sales tax holiday this weekend for back-to-school shopping

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that a sales tax holiday, created through the passage of Senate Bill 264, is set to be held the first weekend of August.

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Ohioans report police and fire charity scams
Ohioans report police and fire charity scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned several Ohioans have reported receiving suspicious calls asking for donations supposedly to support police and fire causes.

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Patrol's traffic enforcement yields drug arrests
Patrol's traffic enforcement yields drug arrests

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports 885,000 grams of marijuana and 53,000 grams of heroin were seized in the first half of 2016.

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Troopers focus on distracted driving this week
Troopers focus on distracted driving this week

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will focus on distracted driving in the next 6-State Trooper Project, a multi-state, high-visibility enforcement.

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As jackpot rises, AG warns consumers to avoid lottery scams
As jackpot rises, AG warns consumers to avoid lottery scams

As the Mega Millions jackpot rises, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of lottery and sweepstakes scams.

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Picway power plant set for redevelopment
Picway power plant set for redevelopment

Commercial Development Company Inc. today announced the acquisition, by affiliate, of the 468-acre retired coal-fired Picway power plant site from American Electric Power.

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AG warns consumers to beware of home repair scam artists
AG warns consumers to beware of home repair scam artists

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state.

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DeWine offers charitable giving tips following Orlando tragedy
DeWine offers charitable giving tips following Orlando tragedy

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered charitable giving tips to Ohioans who want to donate in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.

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New law to put Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians
New law to put Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today praised a new law that will put the Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians overseeing adult and minor wards in the state.

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Valid concealed carry holders no longer require background checks for gun purchases in Ohio
Valid concealed carry holders no longer require background checks for gun purchases in Ohio

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohioans who have a valid concealed handgun license have now had background checks sufficient to purchase firearms without the red tape of another background check.

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Scherer announces passage of bill creating sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases
Scherer announces passage of bill creating sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases

Gary Scherer announced the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 264, which designates the first weekend in August 2016 as a sales tax holiday for the purposes of back-to-school shopping.

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AG sues telemarketer for computer virus scam
AG sues telemarketer for computer virus scam

Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit against a telemarketer accused of tricking consumers into thinking their computers were infected with a virus in order to take their money.

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ODOT districts team for Pickaway County projects
ODOT districts team for Pickaway County projects

ODOT District 9's construction department will cross district lines and team up with District 6 to administer a trio of its projects in Pickaway County, the first of which is slated to begin this week.

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Scherer, Peterson announce introduction of capital budget bill
Scherer, Peterson announce introduction of capital budget bill

State Rep. Gary Scherer and State Senator Bob Peterson announced the projects included in the state's capital budget bill, which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 92nd House District.

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Ohioans report more tax scams as filing deadline nears
Ohioans report more tax scams as filing deadline nears

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warns that his office is receiving more reports of IRS imposter scams as the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches.

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DeWine announces settlement with MoneyGram over scam victim payments
DeWine announces settlement with MoneyGram over scam victim payments

The settlement, which includes Ohio, requires MoneyGram to establish and maintain anti-fraud procedures and to pay a total of $13 million, of which up to $9 million will be used to reimburse consumers.

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Human trafficking a priority for Ohio State Highway Patrol
Human trafficking a priority for Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is committed to combating human trafficking in Ohio and took new steps this year to rescue potential victims.

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DeWine announces joint settlement with mortgage lender HSBC
DeWine announces joint settlement with mortgage lender HSBC

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced Ohio has joined a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses.

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