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State offers liquor laws education to campus-area bars

Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 4:34 PM

With Ohio students headed back to campuses in a month, the state liquor enforcement agency wants campus-area bars and other liquor establishments to schedule Alcohol Server Knowledge courses for their staff.

Getting bartenders and others educated on the state’s liquor laws and penalties is a proactive way “to protect your customers as well as your establishment,” Capt. Gary Allen, Ohio Investigative Unit commander, said in a prepared statement.

The ASK classes, which are offered at no charge, teach how to recognize false identification and rules about the employment of minors, according to the release.

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More than 3,000 people who work at liquor-permit establishments completed the training last year.

To schedule a free ASK class, contact OIU at (614) 644-2415.