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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

09.05.2014:  Agents want bars, party hosts to stop encouraging excessive drinking

08.27.2014:  WDTN in Dayton — Ecuadorian liquor prompts grocery store raid

08.27.2014:  WKEF in Dayton — Tip Leads Agents to Moraine Market Illegally Selling Alcohol

08.26.2014:  Agents charge Moraine market employees with illegal sales

08.25.2014:  WTVG in Toledo – "Don’t Turn Your Back, Act" campaign fights drink tampering

08.25.2014:  WOIO in Cleveland – 2 businesses, 9 people indicted in food stamp fraud investigation

08.22.2014:  2 businesses, 9 people indicted after agents conduct food stamp fraud investigation

08.18.2014:  Port Clinton News Herald – Police issue citations for illegal liquor sales

08.18.2014:  WEWS in Cleveland – If you see drinks being drugged - Don't turn your back, ACT

08.18.2014:  WCMH in Columbus – State launches campaign to educate about drink tampering

08.15.2014:  OIU agents to bystanders: If you see drinks being drugged – Don’t turn your back, ACT

08.14.2014:  From NBC's Today Show – After son's death, parents warn about synthetic pot

08.11.2014:  Medina Gazette – Hinckley Twp. bar cited for drugs, gambling

08.11.2014:  Fostoria Review Times – Bar owner evades jail in license violation

07.30.2014:  Norwalk Reflector – Man, business indicted and liquor permit administratively charged

07.30.2014:  Canton Repository – Multiagency sweep leads to numerous arrests in Canton

07.29.2014:  In 2013, OIU issued 267 administrative charges for drug offenses

07.28.2014:  Cleveland.com – Comparing tailgating practices at country concerts

07.24.2014:  Five business caught selling tobacco to minor

07.24.2014:  Cincinnati Enquirer - 26 arrested in weekend concert at GABP

07.24.2014:  WEWS in Cleveland - Report: Friend said that Cory Barron was 'extremely intoxicated' Friday; 35 arrested at concert

07.23.2014:  160 people charged during weekend concerts in Ohio

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

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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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