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  • Yost First To Use 20-Year-Old Law

    WASHINGTON — It took nearly 20 years, but two states attorneys general this year filed the first lawsuits under the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act.Read More
  • Capital Headlines – November 2nd

    ‘Pizza With Purpose’ Seeks Pie Makers COLUMBUS — The Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation is seeking pizza makers to participate in Pizza with a Purpose, a fundraiser to benefit the...Read More
  • Browns Stadium Cited For Late Sales

    CLEVELAND — The operator of concessions at First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, was cited last month for a violation of the state’s alcohol sales curfew issued to...Read More
  • OCBA Urges Passage Of FET Reform

    COLUMBUS — Members of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association joined brewers, distillers and winemakers from around the country last month in urging Congress to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and...Read More
  • Cincy Police Chief Opposes Last Call Rule

    CINCINNATI — The chief of the Cincinnati Police Department last month sent a letter to the city’s mayor seeking to have the state’s 10 p.m. last call rule for alcohol...Read More

Legally Speaking

  • Ohio’s Al-Bev Laws Don’t Take A Holiday

    For the 2020 holiday season, let’s hope all permit holders are open for business and selling. But please keep in mind that all permit holders must appropriately plan their seasonal...
  • DeWine Signs HB 669, 160

    On Oct. 13, Gov. Mike DeWine signed Amended Sub. H.B. 160 and Sub. H.B. 669, and, as emergency measures, both acts took effect immediately.     The acts make various changes...
  • Hindering Police Contributes To Permit Denial

    The Franklin County Court of Appeals recently issued a decision involving the rejected renewal of a permit. The decision affirmed the lower court’s decision sustaining the rejected renewal of a...
  • June, October Permit Renewals Due Dec. 1

    The Ohio Division of Liquor Control issued an important date regarding June and October permit renewals — Dec. 1, 2020. For all liquor permit holders whose 2019-2020 permits expire at...
  • 21st Amendment Allows States To Make Own Al-Bev Laws

    In light of the many proposed and implemented changes in alcohol beverage control made since March in many states, including Ohio, a brief review of the purpose of the language...
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