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5.2.2016:  Perry Township Police Department Compliance Checks for Alcohol Sales


4.22.2016:  The Post in Athens - Law enforcement issues more than 300 citations during 14Fest weekend


4.12.2016:  Pike County News Watchman - OIU agents remind parents, students of Ohio's alcohol law ahead of prom


4.8.2016:  WCMH - Columbus Police warn of alcohol abuse surrounding prom season


4.5.2016:  The Ledger Independent - Prom season prompts police reminders on underage drinking


4.5.2016:  Perry County Tribune - A reminder for parents and students about prom season from OIU agents


4.4.2016:  OIU Agents Remind Parents and Students of Ohio’s Alcohol Law Ahead of Prom


3.31.2016:  From the Times Recorder - Officials: 40 pounds of marijuana seized from home


3.30.2016:  Sheriff William R. Barker releases information regarding the seizure of over forty (40) pounds of marihuana in Perry County


3.7.2016:  OIU agents remind liquor permits of the time change March 13


3.3.2016:  Bellefontaine Examiner - Indian Lake lodges admit illegal gambling, forfeit nearly $70,000


3.2.2016:  OIU Agents: Celebrate responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness and during college fests


2.2.2016:  OIU agents charge 60 with illegal sales in 2015


12.14.2015:  From the Journal-News - Companies traded food stamp benefits for cash, drugs


12.02.2015:  From WLIO in Lima - Serving Alcohol Education


12.02.2015:  From the Chillicothe Gazette - Sheriff’s office to offer alcohol server training


11.30.2015:  WFMJ in Youngstown - Local bars expect large crowds


11.25.2015:  OIU agents remind servers, bartenders to serve responsibly


11.20.2015:   The Daily Advocate in Greenville - Annual campaign launched to promote safe and sober holiday season


11.19.2015:   Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin - Search warrant executed at Bloomville's American Legion


11.18.2015:   From the Pomeroy Daily Sentinel - State launches 'Tie One On for Safety' campaign


11.03.2015:  Delaware State News - Happy Gas investigation spotlights EBT trafficking


11.02.2015:  From the Columbus Dispatch - Rain thins crowd at Halloween party in Athens


10.28.2015:  From the Columbus Dispatch - Ohio University braces for Halloween street party


10.23.2015:  OIU promotes a safe and responsible Halloween


09.28.2015:  OIU: Eight Cleveland residents indicted on food stamp fraud case


09.25.2015:  OIU agents work to create a safe homecoming season for Ohio’s high school students


09.03.2015:  OIU agents remind football fans and permit holders of Ohio’s alcohol laws


08.27.2015:  Four indicted in June Ashtabula County crash


08.27.2015:  WXIX in Cincinnati - Feds: Butler County business at center of $1M food stamp fraud ring


08.27.2015:  WCPO in Cincinnati - Fairfield food stamp fraud story


08.26.2015:  14 arrest warrants issued in alleged food stamp fraud, drug trafficking conspiracy


08.26.2015:  From WBNS in Columbus - Important Tips To Keep College Freshmen Safe


08.17.2015:  Norwalk Reflector - Liquor agents offer safety tips for students as they return to Ohio's colleges and universities


08.17.2015:  Portsmouth Daily Times - Safety and student drinking


08.13.2015:  OIU agents offer safety tips for students as they return to Ohio's colleges and universities


07.17.2015:  OIU Agents: Drink Responsibly At Events


07.10.2015:  ODPS Quarterly Contributing to a Safer Ohio Video


07.10.2015:  WSYX – Columbus – Selling to Minors: Agents Busting Businesses Selling Alcohol to Minors



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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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