Faces Lounge in Newton Falls cited for numerous gambling violations, four arrested
Agents of the Ohio Investigative Unit conducted a raid at Faces Lounge in Newton Falls on Thursday, citing the bar for numerous gambling violations and arresting four suspects.
The bar was hit with a total of 25 gambling violations and a 26th violation for giving away alcohol as a prize. These violations stem from events dating back to July of 2022 all the way to Thursday, September 8.
The violations include various violations for possession and operation of gambling devices on the premises including electronic video gambling devices, operating a gambling house, recklessly permitting public gambling and game of chance for profit or scheme of chance.
Those arrested include 58-year-old Rebecca Bryner, 53-year-old Jessica Hawkins, 38-year-old Misty McCabe and 58-year-old John Vencel.
Bryner, Hawkins and McCabe were all charged with Gambling and Vencel was charged with Operating a Gambling House.