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07.17.2014:  Cincinnati Enquirer – Anderson Twp. bar cited for fatal crash

07.16.2014:  Bar cited, bartender charged in Clermont County hit-skp crash

07.15.2014:  New Edition of the Safer Ohio magazine now available

Featured in this issue: The Safer Ohio Initiative, Homeland Security's Surveillance Towers,
Elderly Fall Prevention and the OCJS Community Initiative to Reduce Violence

07.11.2014:  Reminder: OIU agents urge summer concert attendees to be responsible

07.08.2014:  Toledo Blade – N. Toledo carryout owner charged

07.07.2014:  Columbus Dispatch – Illegal sales of alcohol increase in Columbus

07.03.2014:  Fostoria Review Times – Bar owner found guilty of a liquor license violation

07.02.2014:  Holmes County bartender charged with over-serving

07.02.2014:  The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram – Elyria cake shop owner indicted

07.01.2014:  WHIO Dayton – Troy convenience store owner guilty of fraud

06.30.2014:  WCMH Columbus – Investigative Unit Goes Undercover At ComFest

06.25.2014:  Patios must be included as part of liquor permit sketch

06.23.2014:  US News and World Report – Underage binge drinkers grab the hard stuff, survey finds

06.19.2014:  Consuming alcohol inside carryout permits is against the law

06.17.2014:  Agents make several arrests over the weekend during weekend concerts

06.16.2014:  Perry Tribune – OIU agents urge summer concert attendees to be responsible

06.13.2014:  Public Safety Leadership Academy class graduates

06.12.2014:  Youngstown Vindicator – Welfare fraud crackdown is multifaceted

06.11.2014:  OIU agents urge summer concert attendees to be responsible

06.10.2014:  WCMH in Columbus – More than 100 arrests in Delaware County “Operation Shield”

06.09.2014:  Toledo Blade – Foxx Liquor worker guilty in 2nd charge of minor sales

06.09.2014:  Fostoria Review Times – Bar owners have cases heard in court

06.06.2014:  Columbus Dispatch – Judge sentences man to 35 years in bath-salts case

06.05.2014:  WXIX in Cincinnati – Cincinnati market owner indicted for food stamp fraud

06.05.2014:  Cincinnati Enquirer – Police: Man traded food stamp cards for cash

06.05.2014:  WLWT in Cincinnati – Man accused of exchanging food stamp cards for money indicted

06.04.2014:  Food stamp fraud charges announced against cincinnati market owner

06.02.2014:  OIU to Liquor Permit Holders: Be on the Lookout for Fake IDs

05.28.2014:  Alcohol Server Knowledge program available to liquor permit holders

05.27.2014:  The Morning Journal – Ohio Safety Department warns graduating seniors of underage drinking risks

05.27.2014:  WCMH in Columbus – 9 people indicted in synthetic marijuana, bath salt trafficking investigation

05.23.2014:  Cincinnati Enquirer – Illegal gambling devices seized from 2 Hamilton bars

05.23.2014:  Fostoria Review Times – Bar owners charged with illegal sales

05.23.2014:  WOIO in Cleveland – Police arrest 2, accused of selling stolen goods

05.22.2014:  OIU, Hamilton Police conduct search warrants for illegal gambling at two Hamilton bars

05.20.2014:  Perry Tribune – A message to parents/students: You booze during graduation season, you lose

05.19.2014:  Agents to parents and students: You booze during graduation season, you lose

05.15.2014:  National Peace Officers Memorial Day

05.14.2014:  WMCH in Columbus – Columbus Man Facing Felony Charges Following Newark Raid

05.13.2014:  Raid leads to big pot bust in Crooksville – Perry Tribune

05.13.2014:  Public should take advantage of fraud tips site – Columbus Dispatch

05.12.2014:  OIU and Beavercreek Police check 19 liquor permits, four cited.

05.09.2014:  Toledo Blade - 2 Toledo businessmen, Airport Highway business face numerous drug charges

05.09.2014:  WTOL in Toledo - 2 charged with trafficking of synthetic marijuana

05.09.2014:  OIU files felony charges in synthetic cannabinoids case

05.08.2014:  OIU to Liquor Permit Holders: All Happy Hours End at 9 p.m.

05.07.2014:  OIU Assists Local Law Enforcement Issuing Citations to Liquor Permit Premises

05.06.2014:  Lima News – Officials: Operation Shield a success

05.05.2014:  WTOL in Toledo – Fostoria restaurant raided due to lack of valid liquor license

05.05.2014:  The Jackson County Times Journal – 37 busted at underage house party

05.02.2014:  WTOL in Toledo editorial – Harsh punishments are necessary to stop illegal alcohol sales

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The Ohio Investigative Unit is committed to providing quality enforcement of state, federal and local laws with emphasis on liquor, food stamp and tobacco offenses, further offering educational guidance and professional assistance to law enforcement agencies and to the general public.

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