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12.17.2014:  From Cleveland.com – Manager, employee of Akron convenience store plead guilty to gambling charge


12.17.2014:  The Telegram – Search warrants conducted at pair of gambling establishments


12.16.2014:  Search warrants conducted at two McArthur gambling establishments


12.11.2014:  Agents offer reminders to bars, restaurants and party hosts this holiday season


12.02.2014:  WCMH in Columbus – Compliance checks


11.20.2014:  OIU and Division of Liquor Control remind permit holders to help keep holiday season safe


11.17.2014:  Columbus Dispatch – Man, woman who traded food-stamp money for drugs sentenced to jail time


11.17.2014:  Springfield News Sun – Joint project aims to keep Springfield streets safe


11.04.2014:  WBNS in Columbus – Drugged Drinking: Household Items Are Being Used In Drinks


10.31.2014:  Seneca County liquor permit cited with illegal gambling charges


10.28.2014:  106 charged during weekend celebration; no liquor permits cited


10.27.2014:  Be safe while celebrating this Halloween: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving


10.24.2014:  Cleveland.com – Agents raid area stores suspected of food stamp fraud


10.24.2014:  Delphos Herald – Lima Eagles face 8 charges


10.24.2014:  From WLIO in Lima – Eagles Raid


10.10.2014:  WCMH in Columbus – Minor's OVI Arrest Uncovers Illegal Alcohol Sales


10.09.2014:  Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green – Make good choices during homecoming


10.07.2014:  Alcohol Server Knowledge program available to liquor permit holders


10.03.2014:  OIU charges Wellsville carryout owner with illegal sales


10.01.2014:  NLLEA awards OIU with Agency of the Year; OIU Assistant Agent-in-Charge with Law Enforcement Agent of Year


09.29.2014:  Norwalk Reflector – Stop senseless tragedies this high school homecoming season


09.29.2014:  North Ridgeville Press – Nine local businesses busted for serving liquor to underage customer


09.26.2014:  OIU agents to parents: Stop senseless tragedies this high school homecoming season


09.24.2014:  U.S. News and World Report – Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study


09.22.2014:  Norwalk Reflector – DUI checkpoint in Norwalk nets 3 DUI arrests


09.18.2014:  Canton Repository – Canton man accused of food-stamp fraud


09.16.2014:  WOIO in Cleveland – Canton store owner charged with food stamp fraud


09.15.2014:  OIU food stamp investigation leads to arraignment of Canton man


09.10.2014:  Law Enforcement Teams Up for Summer Operation in Ashtabula


09.10.2014:  Agents charge Forest Park clerk, carry out with underage sales


09.08.2014:  Dayton Daily News – State traces steps of drunks who cause accidents, deaths


09.08.2014:  Norwalk Reflector – Agents want bars, party hosts to stop encouraging excessive drinking



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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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