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  • Essay Takes In-depth Look At 21st Amendment

    Patrick J. Glen, winner of the 15th annual essay contest for the Center for Alcohol Policy, writes an in-depth analysis of the 21st Amendment’s relationship to the dormant Commerce Clause.
  • ASK Program Provides Online Server Training

    As every liquor permit holder in Ohio must be aware, citations for underage sales of alcohol are the most common cases I observe before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.
  • Spring Fever No Excuse To Ignore Regulations

    Spring 2024 is here and this is a reminder to alcohol beverage industry members to timely comply with all of the laws comprising the Ohio Liquor Control Act, including advertising,...
  • It’s Renewal Time For Western Ohio Permits

    For all liquor permit holders — including all manufacturers and distributors — in the western part of Ohio, midnight on June 1 is the time your 2023-2024 permit expires.
  • Direct Shipping Ban Is More Than ‘Protectionism’

    The Block v. Canepa lawsuit concerns an out-of-state wine retailer and an in-state wine consumer against the state of Ohio challenging the prohibition of the out-of-state wine retailer to obtain...