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Capital Headlines

  • 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
  • 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

Legally Speaking

  • 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...
  • Return To Business Requires New Standards

    On May 7, Gov. Mike DeWine announced when restaurants and bars in Ohio were permitted to reopen. Outdoor dining resumed on May 15, followed by dine-in services on May 21.
  • 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...
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