The METRICH Enforcement Unit this week conducted alcohol and tobacco compliance checks throughout various businesses in Richland County.

Of the 94 businesses in Richland County, a total of 8 businesses sold to an underage person. 7 of them were for selling alcohol to someone under the age of 21 and the other was for selling tobacco products to a person under the age of 18,

The businesses that sold alcoholic beverages to underage person were:

1. Cornell’s IGA, 140 Mansfield Ave., Shelby

2. Mickey Mart, 61 Mill St., Bellville

3. Interstate Marathon, 495 Woodville Rd., Mansfield

4. Duke & Duchess, 1000 Ashland Rd., Mansfield

5. Valero, 1368 North Main St., Mansfield

6. Papa Johnny’s, 702 Bowman St., Mansfield

7. Ohio Food Mart/ Sunoco, 382 Lexington Ave., Mansfield

The businesses that sold tobacco products to underage persons were:

1. Marion Ave Drive Thru, 289 Marion Ave., Mansfield

The Ohio Investigative Unit will review the alcoholic beverage related cases and further charges may be filed on the liquor permit holder of each business. Those individuals that were cited will be required to appear in the appropriate court where the violation occurred.