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Ohio Senate Proposes Lifting Bar Curfew, But DeWine Says It Stays

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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

Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

DeWine Signals Some Restrictions On Bars Could Be Lifted Soon

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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

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More Than Half Of The State’s Bars And Restaurants Could Be In Jeopardy Of Closing Soon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than half of the state’s restaurants and bars could be out of business soon, according to a survey by the Ohio Restaurant Association. Owners of those establishments say the restrictions put on them because of COVID-19 are hurting their businesses. And they fear it will get worse. The… Read More

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Five Bars Cited For Selling Late, Lack Of Social Distancing

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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