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05.22.2015:  Cleveland business and six individuals indicted on food stamp fraud crimes


05.21.2015:  From the Akron Beacon Journal - Jurors find Akron man guilty of stealing more than $1 million in food stamp scam


05.21.2015:  The Jackson County Times-Journal - Agents to parents, high school graduates: Don’t offer alcohol to underage party guests


05.19.2015:  From the Massillon Independent - Four Perry Twp. businesses cited, four employees arrested for underage alcohol sales


05.15.2015:  Agents to parents, high school graduates: Don't offer alcohol to underage party guests


05.12.2015:  From the Youngstown Vindicator - Warren man charged with operating a liquor establishment without a license


05.11.2015:  WFMJ in Youngstown - Warren night club shutdown for liquor violations


04.29.2015:  From WTOV in Steubenville - ‘Operation shield’ a success in Belmont County


04.16.2015:  From Lima's television stations - Alcohol Serving Education


04.16.2015:  Buckeye Lake Beacon - Be safe and smart this prom season


04.15.2015:  Bellefontaine Examiner - State alcohol agents: Be safe, smart this prom season


04.10.2015:  Pike County News Watchman - OIU agents to parents and students: Be safe and smart this prom season


04.09.2015:  OIU agents to parents and students: Be safe and smart this prom season


04.06.2015:  Twenty-seven liquor permits checked, five sold alcohol


04.03.2015:  Dayton Daily News – Police raid Halftime Sports Bar in Trotwood


03.24.2015:  News-Herald - Lake businesses raided after allegedly selling stolen goods, supporting heroin trade


03.18.2015:  WTVG in Toledo - How bars are keeping St. Patrick’s Day customers safe


03.18.2015:  WHIO in Dayton - St. Paddy’s Day at UD tamer, say police, students


03.18.2015:  WKYC - It’s a busy 48 hours for Cleveland police


03.17.2015:  Sentinel-Tribune - Keeping safe on St. Patrick's Day


03.12.2015:  OIU asks liquor permits holders to be vigilant during St. Patrick's Day celebrations


03.06.2015:  The Chronicle-Telegram - Avon, Olmsted Falls bars cited after fatal crashes


03.05.2015:  15 liquor permits checked, only one sold alcohol


03.05.2015:  Two bars cited after customers later died in drunk driving accidents


03.04.2015:  13-year-old builds moonshine still for class; teacher gets in trouble


02.26.2015:  Bar could lose license over drugs, food stamps citations


02.25.2015:  OIU, Hamilton Police investigate a Hamilton bar for illegal activity


02.20.2015:  From WKYC in Cleveland - NE Ohio: 8 people, 2 businesses indicted for racketeering


02.20.2015:  Fox8 Cleveland - I-Team: 8 people, 2 corporations indicted in illegal slot machine crime ring


02.19.2015:  Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office: Indictment Targets Illegal Gambling Machine Distributors


02.12.2015:  WDTN Dayton - 4 Trotwood businesses nabbed for underage sales


02.10.2015:  OIU and Trotwood Police conduct alcohol compliance checks on 14 premises, 4 sold


02.09.2015:  WMTV Madison, WI - Company pleads guilty to selling slot machines in Ohio


02.06.2015:  Cleveland.com - Wisconsin video slot distributor admits to gambling charges in Cuyahoga County


02.06.2015:  The News Herald - Euclid bar owners plead in gambling crackdown


02.06.2015:  Green Bay Press Gazette - De Pere company, owner convicted in Ohio gambling case


02.05.2015:  Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and OIU gambling release


02.02.2015:  WTOL - Cut Rate Tobacco in Bryan, one of three businesses raided Thursday for illegal gambling


01.30.2015:  Toledo Blade - 3 northwest Ohio businesses raided, suspected of illegal gambling


01.30.2015:  WTOL - 3 northwest Ohio businesses searched in illegal gambling investigation


01.30.2015:  WNWO in Toledo - Illegal gambling operations found in Williams, Henry counties


01.29.2015:  Search warrants at three Northwest Ohio locations for illegal gambling


01.29.2015:  Toledo News Now - OIU featured in food stamp fraud story


01.29.2015:  Cleveland.com - Independence woman accused of running gambling house out of Akron convenience store


01.28.2015:  WNWO - Dayton woman indicted on illegal food stamp fraud charge in Lucas County


01.28.2015:  WTOL in Toledo - Two charged, two convicted in food stamp scheme


01.27.2015:  Dayton woman indicted on food stamp fraud charge in Lucas County


01.20.2015:  Toledo Blade – City woman accused of food-stamp fraud


01.20.2015:  The Advertiser-Tribune – Area tavern faces hundreds of state charges


01.16.2015:  Toledo woman indicted on food stamp fraud charge


01.13.2015:  Cleveland.com – Judge sentences convicted gambler to 18 months in prison


01.13.2015:  Toledo Blade – 3 charged in illegal sales operation


01.12.2015:  OIU agents file charges at an East Toledo after-hours club


01.05.2015:  Canton Repository – Canton drive-through operator accused of corrupt activity



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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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