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Capital Headlines

  • OLBA Elects Officers

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio Licensed Beverage Association recently elected officers via Zoom during its 2021 convention. Max Sorensen, owner of the Wagon Wheel Bar & Restaurant in Madison, was elected...Read More
  • ODH Offers Workplace Vaccine Resources

    COLUMBUS — As part of efforts to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is easily accessible to all eligible Ohioans, the state is reaching out to help businesses, including restaurants and bars,...Read More
  • Poll: Confidence Grows Among Restaurants

    COLUMBUS — The operational confidence of the state’s restaurants continues to grow, according the most recent Ohio Restaurant Association Business Impact Poll.Read More
  • ODLC Boosts Alcohol Awareness Month

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio Division of Liquor Control is encouraging Ohioans to “raise a glass responsibly” during Alcohol Awareness Month through a month-long outreach campaign.Read More
  • Bill Would Extend Pandemic Bar Hours

    COLUMBUS — Legislation was introduced last month in the Ohio House that would extend the operating hours of on-premises permit holders for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.Read More

Legally Speaking

  • June 2 Marks End Of COVID-19 Health Orders

    The inauguration of Gerald Ford as the 38th president of the United States was held on Friday, Aug. 9, 1974, and in President Ford’s remarks upon taking the oath of...
  • Rules Must Be Followed To Expand Permit Premises

    Spring is here and a reminder to alcohol beverage industry members to comply with all of the laws comprising the Ohio Liquor Control Act, which will be enforced by the...
  • July 1 Permit Renewal Deadline Fast Approaching

    This issue is so important to all permit holders, I decided to write a second article about renewing any liquor permit before the July 1 deadline using the Division of...
  • Appeals Court Tosses Permit Holder Lawsuit Over Curfew

    The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on March 30 rendered a decision in a retail permit holder initiated lawsuit to declare OAC 4301:1-1-80 (Rule 80) unconstitutional under the Separation...
  • Annual Essay Contest Tackles COVID-19 Policies

    The Center for Alcohol Policy released an essay confronting the wave of alcohol deregulations around the country as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The essay, titled “Beverages...