Ohio Department of Commerce Medical Pot Licenses To Be Issued This Fall By Associated Press • Aug 11, 2017 The Ohio Department of Commerce does not expect to issue the first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until November, a month later than growers expected. New State Fire Marshal Named By Jim Letizia • Jul 27, 2017 com.ohio.gov The Ohio Department of Commerce says Jeff Hussey is the new State Fire Marshal, a job he held on an interim basis since May, when Larry Flowers retired. State Receives 185 Medical Pot License Applications By Associated Press • Jul 6, 2017 trueactivist.com The Ohio Department of Commerce has received 185 applications for 24 medical marijuana cultivator licenses. State Picks Three Firms To Review Medical Marijuana Cultivator Applications By Associated Press • Jun 18, 2017 trueactivist.com The Ohio Department of Commerce says three companies have been selected to review applications for medical marijuana grow licenses. Official: Medical Marijuana Licensing Fees Could Exceed Program Costs By Associated Press • Apr 9, 2017 Associated Press State regulators are acknowledging proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses could initially exceed the state's costs of operating the program. State Will Accept Applications For Medical Marijuana Growers Starting In June By Associated Press • Apr 8, 2017 Aspiring medical marijuana growers may begin applying for state licenses in June. Activists Question Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules By Ohio Public Radio • Nov 3, 2016 The Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee is considering proposed rules that would permit up to 18 growers in Ohio and make their licensing fees among the highest in the country. Controlling Board Approves Money For Medical Marijuana Program Work By Associated Press • Aug 23, 2016 Two agencies that will regulate Ohio's medical marijuana program are getting the 1.8 million state dollars they sought to start that work. SUPCO To Decide If Amendment Means More Workers Get Minimum Wage By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 3, 2015 The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if outside sales representatives working on commission must be paid minimum wage. State Board Warns Schools Not To Install Security Barricades Before Standards Set By Associated Press • Sep 2, 2015 John Minchillo / Associated Press The Ohio Board of Building Standards is cautioning schools against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for use of the devices. Another Record For State Liquor Sales By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 18, 2015 The Ohio Department of Commerce says liquor sales for the 2015 fiscal year set a record of nearly 1 billion dollars, a seven percent increase over the same period a year ago. State Bars Local School District From Using Security Barricades By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 27, 2015 wclt.com Some Licking County parents are frustrated with the state's decision to keep schools from using security barricades intended to stop a gunman. State Liquor Sales Set Record In 2014 By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Feb 12, 2015 The Ohio Department of Commerce says total liquor sales in the state rose last year to a record level. State Sets Record Returning Unclaimed Funds By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 16, 2014 Ohio Department of Commerce spokesperson Brian Hoyt says a record amount of unclaimed funds were returned to residents in the last fiscal year. State Wants People To Check Cable Bills For Rate Hikes By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 10, 2013 The Ohio Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time to closely examine cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases. Goodman To Head Development Services By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 14, 2013 The head of the Ohio Department of Commerce will soon become the head of the state's Development Services Agency. Lawmaker's Role In Investment Deal Under Investigation By Jim Letizia • Jan 29, 2013 A state lawmaker is under investigation for his role in a shady investment deal. City Gets Unclaimed Funds From State By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jan 29, 2013 The Ohio Department of Commerce has returned millions of dollars in unclaimed funds to a northeast Ohio city in what it says is the largest such payment in state history. Precious Metal Dealer Licensing Law Unconstitutional By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 7, 2012 A federal judge has ruled an Ohio law aimed at curbing gold- and silver-related theft by barring precious metals dealers from advertising without a license is unconstitutional.