News briefs – July 15


Staff report

News briefs briefs

DEWINE WARNS OF MILITARY IDENTITY THEFT – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned service members to watch for signs of identity theft. The warning comes following the announcement of recent federal data breaches and prior to Military Consumer Protection Day, July 15, 2015.

“Anyone can be affected by identity theft, but if you’re a military family, it can be especially difficult to deal with,” Attorney General DeWine said. “A few years ago, I created an Identity Theft Unit to help people correct the damage caused by identity theft. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of people. We want to remind service members and all Ohioans that we’re here to help.”

The Attorney General’s Identity Theft Unit helps victims correct the effects of identity theft, such as fraudulent accounts or credit reporting errors. Since its creation in 2012, the unit has received more than 3,300 complaints and has helped to adjust or clear approximately $900,000, according to consumer complaint data.

STATE MEETING CANCELLED – The Ohio Coal Development Technical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for July 15 at 1 p.m has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Committee will be scheduled at a future date. The Ohio Coal Technical Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations concerning Ohio coal development project proposals and other topics related to Ohio coal development.

GREAT AMERICAN COOKOUT VISITS COLUMBUS – It’s time to fire up the grill! The Great American Cookout is back for its ninth tour across the nation, visiting some of the biggest and best barbecue contests and bringing practical tips and tricks for the backyard griller to a convenient location near you!

Join husband and wife tour hosts and BBQ celebrities, Mike and Christine Peters, as they demonstrate easy tips for mastering the backyard grill. Of course, what kind of cookout would be complete without free samples? With fantastic tour partners like []McCormick Grill Mates®, the official seasoning and marinade partner of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, along with Bubba Burgers®, Cowboy® Charcoal, Gateway™ Drum Smokers, TUMS®, Ball Park® Franks and Hillshire Farm® event attendees are in for an afternoon of tasty proportions.

WHAT: Jazz and Ribfest

WHEN: July 17-19, 2015

WHERE: Arena District, Downtown Columbus

To view a complete schedule and for more information, visit

No posts to display