Coalition for a Safe & Responsible Ohio

The Coalition for a Safe and Responsible Ohio is a grassroots organization of safety-conscious groups and concerned individuals united to promote safe and responsible alcohol sales in Ohio to protect our communities and our young citizens.

The Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio (WBWAO) is a founding member of the Coalition which was activated in 2004 during national and state litigation concerning direct shipping (supplier to consumer).

Coalition members are concerned with underage access to alcohol, especially today's ease of internet and catalog sales.

The Coalition believes alcohol sales must be properly regulated in Ohio. Eliminating Ohio's three-tier system which currently regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages would be detrimental to the state and will make it much easier for underage consumers to acquire alcohol beverages.

CURRENTLY in Ohio, consumers may purchase beer and wine directly from out-of-state wineries if they complete the Ohio Excise and Use Tax Filing form (accessed from www.dolc.gov website). OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY will determine if this procedure will change in the future.

Coalition Members

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio
Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association
Drug-Free Action Alliance
Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators
Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Ohio Resource Network for Drug Free Schools & Communities
Wholesale Beer and Wine Association of Ohio
Wyandot County Sheriff's Office

To contact the Coalition: 614/224-0777