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TODAY IS Wednesday May 23rd
Williams County Fair Board Cited by the State of Ohio
Thursday Oct 12, 2017 1:14pm
Williams County Fairgrounds, 619 East Main Street • Montpelier, OH

By: Sheila McCrea

The Williams County Fair Board was cited for improper alcohol purchases for resale at two reverse raffles it held during 2015 and 2016. According to the Ohio State Auditors Office the fair board also lost out on more than $5,000 in ticket revenue from the September 2016 county fair.

The report called the reverse raffles “illegal fundraising events” that were held on the fairgrounds, and generated a combined $49,410 in revenue.

The Ohio State Auditors Office said state law prohibits games of chance anywhere on county fairgrounds, with some exceptions for charitable organizations that lease the grounds.


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