Purpose of Practice

To educate owners and employees of the State of Ohio's 455 contracted state liquor agency outlets on the laws and practices surrounding prevention of "Sales to Persons Under the Age of 21" and "Sales to Intoxicated Persons".

Success or Improvements

There has been no official tracking of this program. However, it is estimated that over the past three years, less than five percent of the 455 state contracted liquor agencies have been cited for an underage sales violation.

Evaluation of the Practice

None conducted.


None received. However, the four field training offices that conduct the sessions repeatedly receive comments from individual business owners and their employees on how glad they are to receive the information. They frequently comment on the amount of information they were not aware of.


Name: J. D. Weitz, Supervisor-Investigative Services Unit 
Agency: Licensing Section Division of Liquor Control, Ohio Dept. of Commerce 
Address: 6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 
Tele: 614-644-2544 
Email: jon.weitz@com.state.oh.us