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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


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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