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Eight businesses found compliant in alcohol sales check 2013.06.12

Written by David Green.

Three Fulton County businesses failed an alcohol compliance check last month while eight stores correctly failed to sell alcohol to a minor.

Illegal liquor sales are checked by the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. 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.

Retailers were compliant at the following locations:

During this round of checks, the following retailers were compliant with these laws:

• Archbold One Stop Center;          

• Circle K, Archbold;     

• Oasis Car Mart, Archbold;

• Circle K, 248 N. Fulton St., and 495 E. Airport Hwy., Wauseon;       

• Wal-Mart, Wauseon;

• Certified Oil Company, Wauseon;

• Courtview Mart, Wauseon.

Three businesses were not in compliance:

• Archbold SuperValu;

• Archbold Sunoco;

• Circle K, 1497 N Shoop Ave., Wauseon.

Owners were issued citations for sale and/or furnishing alcohol to a person under 21. As part of the citation, the employees making the sale were also charged with sale and/or furnishing alcohol to a person under 21.

“Our goal is to see 100 percent compliance," said Keith Torbet, Wauseon police chief and chair of the Healthy Choices Caring Communities (HC3) Law Enforcement Task Force.

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

Festivals and community events provide a potential opportunity for underage youths to be served alcohol. HC3 can help monitor your event. Portable Age Verifiers or ID Scanners are available for loan to any Fulton County community organization that has obtained a State of Ohio Liquor Permit, attended an ASK Seller Server Training and plans to sell alcohol at a public Fulton County event.

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