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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The mandatory halting of sales of alcohol at Ohio bars at 10pm is getting pushback from owners, customers and elected officials. But Gov. Mike DeWine says it has to stay in place for now. Two thirds of Ohio state senators – Republicans and Democrats – have signed on to a bill… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Bars throughout the state have been begging Gov. Mike DeWine to loosen the restriction put in place under a coronavirus order that requires them to cut off sales at 10 pm. Now, DeWine signals those rules might be relaxed soon. DeWine said he’s hearing complaints from bar owners that the 10… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Five Ohio bars were cited in the first weekend of the state’s new order banning alcohol sales past 10pm. The Ohio Investigative Unit has said most bars it’s checked out are following the rules on social distancing. But Friday night, four northeast Ohio bars were cited for allowing too many patrons to stand, gather… Read More
Millennials are drinking less, spurring beverage companies to create alternatives to traditional cocktails — using herbs, spices, citrus and veggies to craft unique flavors for nonalcoholic drinks.
Update 5:01 p.m. An Ohio Senate committee has approved an amended Senate bill to allow entertainment districts where revelers could carry open containers of alcohol outside bars and restaurants in some cities. The bill approved Tuesday is similar to one passed by the House. It would allow cities with populations from 35,000 to 50,000 to… Read More
A bill passed in the Ohio House would allow bars and restaurants in Ohio’s larger cities to designate outdoor areas where people would be allowed to drink alcohol. The sponsors of the bill passed Thursday say it’s about economic development and bringing more people to bars and restaurants. They say it will cut down on… Read More