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04.23.2014:  A North Royalton man indicted on gambling charges in multi-agency investigation

04.21.2014:  Toledo Blade Editorial – Deadly mistake

04.16.2014:  Toledo Blade – Liquor store clerk who sold to teens gets 6 months

04.16.2014:  Toledo liquor store clerk convicted, sentenced to jail for selling alcohol to Ottawa Hills teen

04.15.2014:  Toledo Blade – Ottawa Hills teen testifies that no one asked for ID in liquor store

04.15.2014:  WKEF in Dayton – Six establishments cited for selling alcohol to minors

04.15.2014:  Dayton Daily News – Huber Heights businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

04.14.2014:  Six of 23 liquor permits sold alcohol during OIU and Huber Heights compliance checks

04.10.2014:  Youngstown Vindicator – State agents charge three with illegal alcohol sales

04.09.2014:  OIU agents charge carry out owner, employees with illegal sales

04.08.2014:  Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune – Supplying alcohol to minors is illegal

04.08.2014:  WSAZ in Huntington, W. Va. – 12 Arrested on Felony Charges in Scioto County Drug Blitz

04.07.2014:  Cleveland Plain Dealer – Former poker computers from Internet cafes going to Cleveland schools

04.02.2014:  OIU to give Cleveland Metrol School District computers seized in gambling raids

04.02.2014:  WKYC in Cleveland – Prom season is here: What parents, teens need to know

04.02.2014:  ODPS Agents: You booze during prom season, you lose

04.02.2014:  Toledo Blade – Liquor store clerk charged with selling to minor

04.01.2014:  Agents to parents and students: You booze during prom season, you lose

03.31.2014:  Patrol welcomes comments during public call-in session for 8th re-accreditation

03.31.2014:  The Post in Athens – Calmer Fest

03.31.2014:  Highland County Press – Several face charges after state, local investigation of alcohol sales

03.31.2014:  Buckeye Country 105.5 Washington Court House – Hillsboro underage alcohol sales bust

03.28.2014:  Ripley man sentenced to prison on food stamp fraud charges filed by OIU agents

03.28.2014:  Watch the Department of Public Safety’s latest episode of Contributing to a Safer Ohio

03.25.2014:  Athens Post – More than 20 arrested by undercover agents at High Fest

03.24.2014:  WTTE in Columbus – Agents search Hocking County casino, remove evidence

03.24.2014:  Logan Daily – Agents confiscate gaming machines from downtown business

03.19.2014:  OIU St. Patrick's Day Enforcement

03.18.2014:  WDTN in Dayton – Bars’ responsibility on St. Patrick’s Day

03.17.2014:  WDTN in Dayton – St. Patrick's Day Coverage

03.17.2014:  Athens News – (Run of the) Mill Fest kicks off OU fest season

03.17.2014:  The Post in Athens – Arrests down as from last year in “peaceful” Mill Fest

03.17.2014:  WNWO in Toledo – Parents of Ottawa Hills teen killed in drunk-driving crash turn tragedy into activism

03.14.2014:  OIU charges three people and cites Mansfield liquor permit for gambling violations

03.12.2014:  USA Today – Survey: Teens' drug, alcohol use declining

03.10.2014:  Circleville Herald – Local gas station faces gambling charges

03.05.2014:  WBNS in Columbus – Ohio Investigative Unit Goes Undercover To Bust Sales Of Stolen Property

03.05.2014:  WRGT in Dayton – St. Patrick's Day Crackdown at U.D.

03.05.2014:  Lima News – Fulton Co. retailers obtain high compliance rate

03.04.2014:  Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio bar owners reminded to cut off intoxicated St. Patrick's Day, March Madness revelers

03.03.2014:  OIU agents to bars and party hosts: Be responsible during March celebrations

02.27.2014:  19 checked, six sold in multi-agency alcohol compliance checks

02.26.2014:  WTOV in Steubenville – A News9 Special Report on underage drinking

02.24.2014:  Newark Advocate – Training options available for liquor permit holders

02.24.2014:  Toledo Blade – Local woman sentenced in food stamp fraud case

02.20.2014:  Lorain Morning Journal – Lorain mother sentenced on food stamp charge

02.20.2014:  Urbana Citizen – Troy business owner charged with food stamp fraud

02.14.2014:  Newark Advocate – Warrant: Bar cut off Denison student after 5 beers

02.13.2014:  WCPO in Cincinnati – Fairfield appears in court on OIU’s charges

02.12.2014:  KnoxPages.com – Free training for those who serve or sell alcohol

02.07.2014:  WBNS – Columbus: Surprise Carry-Out Inspections Find Health Hazards, Drug Concerns

02.06.2014:  Toledo: CALL 11 FOR ACTION: Food Stamp Fraud Investigation – WTOL

02.03.2014:  Toledo Blade: Ex-strip club owner sentenced

01.31.2014:  WKRC (Cincinnati) – WARNING to parents about providing alcohol

01.31.2014:  Fairfield mom faces charges after police accuse of her of giving alcohol to minors – WCPO

01.30.2014:  OIU trace-back investigations offer additional penalties for alcohol-related incidents – Norwalk Reflector

01.30.2014:  Ohio issuing fewer replacement food stamp cards – Salem News

01.30.2014:  Mom accused of providing alcohol to underage partiers before fatal crash – Cincinnati Enquirer

01.29.2014:  Mother cited for furnishing alcohol at New Year's Eve Party that led to fatal crash

01.29.2014:  Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

01.28.2014:  OIU Trace-back Investigations Offer Additional Penalties for Alcohol-Related Incidents

01.27.2014:  Agents Cite Pomeroy Bar, Employee with Gambling Violations – WSAZ Huntington, W. Va.

01.24.2014:  Agents Cite Pomeroy Bar, Employee with Gambling Violations

01.23.2014:  2 slot machines, cash seized at Ohio business – Huntington Herald-Dispatch

01.22.2014:  Agents Cite South Point Bar, Owner with Gambling Violations

01.21.2014:  Lucas County Residents Appear on National TV Show to Bring Awareness to Underage Alcohol Consumption

01.21.2014:  Club 106 closed down for now – Herald Star

01.21.2014:  Man convicted of food stamp fraud violates probation – The Review, East Liverpool

01.15.2014:  Human Trafficking a priority at Department of Public Safety

01.14.2014:  Agents Train More Than 1,700 During OIU ASK Courses in 2013

01.13.2014:  More Than 11,500 Students Attended an OIU Sober Truth Program in 2013

01.08.2014:  State liquor agents shut down party at Cleveland Heights shoe store because of alleged underage drinking – cleveland.com

01.03.2014:  Grove City men accused of food stamp fraud – WSYX

01.02.2014:  Ohio roads are safer than ever – Columbus Dispatch

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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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