Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 02:44 PM
DeWine Directs BWC To Send Dividend Payments To Employers

Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced an effort to provide some relief to businesses, many of which have shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor directed the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to send up to $1.6 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease the impact of the public health crisis.

"For those employers, it means one less bill to worry about," he said during his daily press briefing on the coronavirus.

If approved by the BWC's board, $1.4 billion will go to private employers, while another $200 million will be directed at local governments.

The death toll from COVID-19 rose to 193, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton announced. The state also reported 5,148 confirmed cases and 1,495 hospitalizations.

Apr. 8, 2020
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Wholesale Sales

Age ncies may receive orders from wholesale accounts after yesterday's emergency rule approval ( Question #3 in the FAQs ) by the Liquor Control Commission to allow permit holders to sell two cocktails per carryout food order.

Agencies may sell to wholesale accounts. Additiona lly, Agencies may have requests for transient sales, as some wholesale Agencies are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If an Agency gets a request for a transient purchase, the process below must be followed. Failure to follow this process will result in audit discrepancies, which is the Agency's financial responsibility.

Wholesale accounts wishing to purchase transiently should do the following:

·     Contact the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) for approval.
·     Authorization to purchase as a transient customer will be immediately granted with proper notification. The LESC will then contact your Agency to notify you of the approval.
·     Bring a copy of their valid permit with them for the purchase.

The LESC can be reached at 877-812-0013 or .
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