Four individuals and a Stark County liquor permit charged with gambling

OIU News Release

Date: September 21, 2017
Contact: Agent-in-Charge George Pitre
(330) 497-5411

 Four individuals and a Stark County liquor permit charged with gambling 

(CANTON) – Ohio Investigative Unit agents have filed gambling related charges against four people after an investigation of illegal gambling at a North Industry liquor permit.

Agents filed charges earlier this week in Canton Municipal Court against Alisha McKinney, 30, of Canton, with four counts of operating a gambling house, Billie Naus, 29, of Canton, two counts of gambling, and Nicole Salewsky, 34, of Canton, and Therese Antenuci, 49, of Sandyville, with one count each of gambling. All the charges are first-degree misdemeanors.

During a search warrant, which was executed on September 15, agents seized two electronic video gambling machines and $538 in U.S. currency. They also filed administrative changes against the Old Landmark Tavern, Inc., 5224 Ridge Avenue Southeast, on three counts of each of the following:

  • Acquire, possess, control or operate a gambling device
  • Electronic video gambling device
  • Game of chance for profit or scheme of chance
  • Operating a gambling house
  • Recklessly permitting public gaming

The four individuals are scheduled to be arraigned on September 22. The administrative case 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.