‘Shocked and concerned:’ Trials begin this week for bars cited with COVID-19 violations

BY: - August 5, 2020

The evidence — photographs, video, and firsthand testimony — was damning, and the accused generally didn’t contest the allegations. If it weren’t for the new coronavirus infecting about 4.8 million Americans and counting, all the offense amounted to was a bunch of adults hanging out in a bar. “There were approximately 100 patrons inside,” said […]

Eyeing COVID-19 surge, governor seeks to close bars at 10 p.m. nightly

BY: - July 31, 2020

Just a day after a Franklin County judge halted a Columbus ordinance closing bars nightly at 10 p.m., Gov. Mike DeWine said he’s trying to impose the idea statewide. Researchers, analysts, health departments and media reports have connected COVID-19 outbreaks to bars and restaurants. However, the Ohio Restaurant Association, along with an attorney representing bars […]

Ohio bars, restaurants, breweries can now sell booze to go

BY: - April 7, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that bars, restaurants and breweries with an existing permit can now sell alcohol to go with carryout or delivery orders. In a release, DeWine said the Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule to allow establishments with an existing on-premises liquor permit to sell and deliver alcohol, including […]