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Capital Headlines

  • Jeff Ruby-backed Jockey Wins Derby

    LOUISVILLE — A jockey sponsored by restaurateur Jeff Ruby, founder of Cincinnati-based Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, was the winning rider in this month’s Kentucky Derby.Read More
  • Ballot Board Certifies Wage Petition

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio Ballot Board last month certified language in a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage as a single issue, allowing petitioners to proceed with collecting signatures.Read More
  • AG Accepts Minimum Wage Petition

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio attorney general’s office last month accepted a petition seeking to amend the section of the Ohio Constitution that sets the state’s minimum-wage rate.Read More
  • Traverse City Is OHLQ Exclusive

    COLUMBUS — In partnership with Ohio Liquor, Michigan’s Traverse City Whiskey Co. has released an exclusive selection of Traverse City Whiskey Co. Signature Edition Rye Barrel Proof and Traverse City...Read More
  • OHLQ Releases Ezra Brooks Exclusive

    COLUMBUS — Ohio Liquor is releasing an exclusive, single barrel selection of Ezra Brooks Distiller’s Collection.Read More

Legally Speaking

  • Court: Knowledge Of Intoxication Needed For Violation

    The Franklin County Court of Appeals, on April 13, rendered a decision which affirmed a common pleas case reversing an order issued by the Liquor Control Commission finding a retail...
  • It’s Renewal Time For Western Ohio Permits

    For all liquor retail permit holders in the northwest and southwest parts of Ohio, midnight on June 1 means it is time your 2022-2023 permit expires; this includes all manufacturers...
  • Essay: Health, Safety Should Be Factors In Alcohol Availability

    “The Ubiquitous Availability of Alcohol: Freedom Isn’t Free” so writes Nathan Sabo, winner of the Center for Alcohol Policy’s 14th annual essay contest. The national essay contest is intended to...
  • Spring Fever No Excuse To Ignore Regulations

    Spring 2023 is here and a reminder to alcohol beverage industry members to timely comply with all of the laws comprising the Ohio Liquor Control Act, including advertising, utilitarian display...
  • Franklin County Court Issues Liquor-related Rulings

    The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas recently issued two decisions from orders of the Liquor Control Commission. The first decision involved the commission overruling an objection to a transfer...