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Capital Headlines

  • State Fair Homebrew Competition Canceled

    COLUMBUS — Organizers of the Ohio State Fair homebrew competition announced last month that the 2020 competition has been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Read More
  • ORA: 300K Out Of Work

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio Restaurant Association reported last month that more than 300,000 restaurant workers have been laid off or furloughed since the mid-March order banning on-premises dining. The research,...Read More
  • ODH Limits Spirits Sales In Eastern Ohio

    COLUMBUS — Under the auspices of preventing the further spread of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health this month issued an order limiting in-person sales of spirituous liquor to Ohioans...Read More
  • Ohio Chefs Named Beard Semifinalists

    NEW YORK — Three Ohio chefs recently were named to The James Beard Foundation’s list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists.Read More
  • Sheetz Named Fortune ‘Best Company’

    ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz was the only convenience store chain named to the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, recently announced by Fortune magazine. Sheetz was ranked 80th...Read More

Legally Speaking

  • Efforts Continue To Return Hospitality Industry To Normal

    On April 20, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton issued a “Stay Safe Ohio” order which extended the previous order prohibiting the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages or...
  • Past Month Far From Business As Usual

    There is only one thing on the minds of industry members: When can we get back to business? Manufacturers want to produce. Wholesalers want to distribute. Retailers want patronage. Consumers...
  • Essay Examines Aftermath Of High Court Ruling

    Travis Thickstun, a law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, has been named the winner the Center for Alcohol Policy’s 12th annual essay contest. The national essay contest...
  • Compliance Checks Should Educate, Not Punish

    Wow! That was my reaction when I reviewed a recent order from the Liquor Control Commission for imposing either a fine in the amount of $6,000 or, in lieu of...
  • Certain Citations Require Permit Holder Knowledge

    The last column for Legally Speaking reviewed elements necessary for a violation of serving alcohol to an intoxicated patron. The column centered on the server having knowledge that the patron...
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