Latest Ohio Attorney General's Office News

New charges for ex-trooper accused of sexually assaulting 6

Nov. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EST

EATON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio state trooper accused of sexually assaulting motorists is facing additional charges after more people have come forward. Former trooper Christopher Ward is accused of sexually assaulting five people while he was on the job and a sixth person who is a minor, according to...

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Oct. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's biggest health...

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

Oct. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland. The rulings clear the way for the trial to start Oct. 21 involving just two of the more than 2,000 local governments...