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  • Capital Headlines – July 20th

    CAP Announces 13th Essay Contest ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Alcohol Policy is accepting entries for its 13th annual essay contest. This year’s topic is: “Prohibition of alcohol was...Read More
  • Capital Headlines – July 8th

    ORA: Lower Capacity Hurting Restaurants COLUMBUS — The latest Business Impact poll from the Ohio Restaurant Association indicates dining room capacity is the biggest roadblock for restaurants as they try...Read More
  • Order Lifted On Spirits Sales In East Ohio

    COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton on May 29 lifted an order limiting in-person sales of spirituous liquor only to Ohioans in several eastern Ohio counties. The...Read More
  • OHLQ Debuts Online Bottle Lottery

    COLUMBUS — While making adjustments to operations during the coronavirus crisis, OHLQ has decided to add more online bottle lotteries to give consumers access to highly sought-after products.Read More
  • 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

Legally Speaking

  • Out-Of-State Shippers Harm Ohio Businesses

    Ohio Attorney General David Yost filed a complaint in federal district court on July 8 in an effort to halt the illegal shipping of alcohol into Ohio by unlicensed businesses.
  • Franklin County Court Decides Several Renewal Cases

    The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas recently issued a few decisions involving liquor permit renewals which should interest those conducting business in this industry. The Common Pleas Court issued...
  • Essay: COVID-19 Deregulation Shouldn’t Remain Permanent

    On June 9, the Center for Alcohol Policy released an essay confronting the wave of alcohol de-regulations around the country as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The...
  • Three-tier Systems Wins In Michigan Case

    In April, the Sixth Circuit rendered a decision in Lebamoff v. Whitmer. The issue: “Whether the state of Michigan may permit its retailers to offer at-home deliveries within the state...
  • Omnibus Liquor Bill Is Game Changer

    The Ohio General Assembly is considering a piece of legislation that, if approved, could have one of the biggest impacts on the state’s beverage alcohol industry since the repeal of...
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