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Roberto's closure notice indicates habitual offender, state spokesman says

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

The Ohio Department of Taxation has suspended the vendor license of Roberto’s Italian Ristorante in downtown Youngstown.

A public notice posted on the West Federal Street restaurant’s door states the restaurant is “prohibited from making retail sales” as of Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Department of Taxation said the department cannot provide information specific to Roberto’s, but he explained a license suspension and public notice typically indicates “the business has fallen behind in either paying their sales tax they’ve collected or filing returns.”

He also noted businesses tagged with a public notice “are those in our habitual offenders program."

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