OIU, Coalition hold alcohol compliance checks in East Liverpool – 11 of 15 sold

OIU News Release

Date: July 31, 2017
Contact: Agent-in-Charge George Pitre
(330) 497-5411

OIU, Coalition hold alcohol compliance checks in East Liverpool – 11 of 15 sold 

(CANTON) – Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit joined the Columbiana County Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team during alcohol compliance checks on July 29. During the checks, 15 liquor permit premises were checked and 11 sold alcohol to a minor.

The liquor permits were administratively charged with sale and furnishing beer to a person under 21 years of age. Those East Liverpool area locations who sold to a minor include:

  • A 1 Beverages Inc., also known as A 1 Bar, 1120 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Richard E. Bissell II, also known as Gina’s Drive Thru, 1147 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Sharon L. Gilkinson, also known as Gilkinson’s Short Stop, 1216 Avondale St.
  • Columbiana Foods Inc., also known as Giant Eagle 645, 619 Bradshaw Ave.
  • Kristopher F. Rayl, also known as Rayl’s Market, 246 West Fourth St.
  • Muth Cox 2 Inc., also known as Dresden Drive Thru, 1068 Dresden Ave.
  • Smith Oil Co. Inc., 3232 St. Clair Ave.
  • 2630 St. Clair LLC, 2630 St. Clair Ave.
  • Ronald A. Volino, also known as 170 Drive Thru, 16028 State Route 170
  • KC F & G Inc., also known as Glenmoor Marathon, 46638 Y and O Road
  • KOE Inc., also known as Glenmoor Superette, 46564 Y and O Road

In addition to the administrative charges, local law enforcement charged an employee from each location with sale and/or furnishing beer to a person under 21.

The employees will be summonsed to appear in East Liverpool Municipal Court at a later date. If convicted, they could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for each count. The administrative cases will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission at a later date. Possible administrative penalties include fines, suspensions or revocation of the liquor permit.

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