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COLUMBUS - Agents visited the following liquor-permitted establishments and issued citations after witnessing violations:

James Costello Est. Joseph P Kerns Jr. Extr., known as The Wagon Wheel, Ashland, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activity and sale of beer or intoxicating liquor to an intoxicated person. At 10:30 p.m., agents entered the location and observed approximately 25 patrons congregating and consuming alcohol. One patron, who refused to leave the premises, was found to be highly intoxicated and in possession of an alcoholic beverage.

Tonya L. Cross, known as Tommy Dogg’s, Niles, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activities. At 10:35 p.m., agents entered the location and found the premises was open and operating. Agents observed approximately 25 patrons congregating and consuming alcohol.

The Rig LLC., known as The Rig, Warren, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activities. At 10:55 p.m., agents entered the establishment and found the location to be open and in operation, with approximately 50 patrons congregating and consuming alcohol. This location was previously cited on December 18 for improper conduct – disorderly activities.

Tony’s Bada Bing, Tipp City, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activities. At 10:20 p.m. agents entered the establishment and observed approximately 20 patrons inside actively consuming alcohol with the establishment still in full operation. This location was previously cited on March 20 for improper conduct – disorderly activities.

PSG Enterprises LLC., known as The Tavern on 42, Parma Heights, received a citation for improper conduct disorderly activity, as a result of the curfew violation. Agents and Parma Heights Police Department officers entered the location at 12:15 a.m. and observed eight to 10 patrons on site with several consuming alcoholic beverages.

The above cases will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for potential penalties, including fines and/or the suspension or revocation of liquor permits.

The Ohio Investigative Unit is made up of fully-sworn, plainclothes peace officers responsible for enforcing Ohio’s alcohol, tobacco, and food stamp fraud laws. Agents conduct compliance checks to ensure the liquor permit premises are compliant with the Ohio Liquor Control Act. Agents also act on complaints of illegal activity on liquor permit premises. In addition to providing the safety checks associated with the COVID-19 directives, OIU agents continue to perform their normal compliance checks to ensure the liquor permit premises are complying with the Ohio Liquor Control Act.

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