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Four businesses cited for underage alcohol sales 2012.11.14

Written by David Green.

Most Fulton County businesses were found compliant in regard to underage alcohol sales during a recent check by the Ohio Investigative Unit, but four businesses were cited.

Twenty-four Fulton County businesses were checked for illegal liquor sales by the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, with one business being checked twice. The countywide sweep resulted in 20 instances in which minors were denied the sale of alcohol and five instances of minors being served alcohol.   

During the compliance checks, a trained informant under the age of 21 attempts to purchase alcohol while an officer waits in an outside area away from view of those inside the store. The purpose of the checks is to ensure that local retailers with liquor licenses are requiring proper identification and selling alcohol only to those age 21 and older, in compliance with the law.

“Our goal is to see 100 percent compliance. Any establishment selling to someone underage is a concern,” said Keith Torbet, Wauseon Police Chief and Chairman of the Healthy Choices Caring Communities (HC3) Law Task Force.  

In order to help retail establishments comply with Ohio’s laws, voluntary training is provided at least once a year in Fulton County. The training program provides instruction on laws pertaining to the sale and/or consumption of alcohol and tobacco, false identification and penalties for those found in violation. The training sessions are free and recommended to any business that sells alcohol.  

U.S. 20 Main Stop was among the stores that refused the sale of alcohol. Others were:

Archbold—Archbold Sunoco, Archbold SuperValu, Circle K, Oasis Car Mart and Archbold Main Stop.

Delta—Lassus Handy Dandy and Garage Bar & Grill.

Metamora—T Mart.

Swanton—Speedway, Toledo 76, Assumption Carryout, AI Carry Out and Swanton Drug.

Wauseon—Circle K (2), Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Smith’s Restaurant, VFW Post 7424 and Sullivan’s Restaurant.

 Establishments cited for violating the law were: 

Swanton—Lassus Handy Dandy, 104 W. Airport Hwy. (failed on two separate checks) and White Pines Golf Course.

Wauseon—Courtview Mart. 

West Unity—Anchor Bay Carryout and Patio.

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