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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:  From Fox 8 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:  From WDTN in 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:  From WMTV in Madison, Wisc. - 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 in Toledo - 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 in Toledo - 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

01.05.2015:  Cleveland.com – Akron convenience store owners plead no contest to gambling charges

12.17.2014:  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 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

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

11.04.2014:  WBNS 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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