Laws have changed considerably since the early days of Grove City along with fines and imprisonment.  In 1868, just two years after the village was incorporated, a series of town ordinances were approved by the village council.

One ordinance covered the sale of intoxicating liquors to minors.  Similar laws exist today, but in 1868 this included any person who supplied an intoxicating beverage to any person who was in the habit of getting drunk, or any minor who might drink the liquor.  The only allowable provision was that if prescribed by a physician, the ordinance did not apply.

Apparently, by definition, a liquor is a distilled alcoholic beverage and is not beer or wine.  It’s not clear exactly clear how or if that ordinance dealt with intoxicated persons from beer or wine.

Upon conviction, a person could be fined not less than $5 or more than $25 or be jailed not less than 24 and not more than 48 hours.