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06.12.2015:  From Fox 8 Cleveland – I-Team Exclusive: Four area businesses searched on allegations of food stamp trafficking


06.12.2015:  Marion Star – Joint operation leads to 43 arrests


06.11.2015:  OIU agents urge summer concert attendees to be responsible


06.11.2015:  From Cleveland.com - Cleveland grocery and three people charged with food stamp fraud


06.10.2015:  Three Cleveland residents and one business indicted in food stamp fraud and theft charges


05.28.2015:  Cleveland.com – Suspected gambling operations raided in Parma, Fairview Park


05.28.2015:  WFMJ in Youngstown – Investigation into "illegal" video slots behind raid on Youngstown business


05.28.2015:  The News-Herald – Northeast Ohio establishments cited in investigation


05.27.2015:  OIU files 525 administrative charges against 22 liquor permits in three Ohio counties


05.27.2015:  OIU, United States Secret Service, Florida and Georgia officials conduct search warrants on illegal gambling operations


05.26.2015:  From Cleveland.com – Frank's Beverage, six people indicted on charges of food stamp fraud and theft


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



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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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