The cases will go to the Ohio Alcohol Control Commission, and bars may lose their alcohol licenses.
TOLEDO, Ohio – Ohio investigators visited a Wasson, a Grand Rapids and two other bars in Ohio on Friday night, citing violations of Ohio Department of Health orders to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
DB Downtown billiards in Wauseon was cited for overtime and clutter. OIU agents said several groups of people had gathered around the bar, standing and drinking alcohol, making it difficult for agents to pass through.
Employees and customers were not social distancing or wearing masks, according to the OIU.
The Wild Side Brewing Company in Grand Rapids was listed for consumption hours later after agents saw a customer drinking beer after midnight and a cold glass of beer at the bar, according to the OIU.
We spoke to owner Nick Scott after the citation. He explains that the agents knocked on the door after the business was closed for the evening. He said the drink the agents referred to in the quote was his as he closed the evening.
These cases will be referred to the Ohio Alcohol Control Commission for possible sanctions, including fines and suspension of alcohol licenses. Businesses may also lose their licenses.
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Two other bars in Ohio were cited for the following violations:
Cafe Karma, Akron, get a quote for consumption after hours – rule 80 and obstacle. Agents visited the site at 1 a.m. and found that the restaurant was open and allowed patrons to consume alcoholic beverages. The permit holder fled the premises after recognizing agents. Bar staff refused to allow agents to enter. Eventually, the permit holder was located and charged with a crime. Cafe Karma was quoted on September 12 for the same violations. They are expected to appear before the Alcohol Control Commission in November.
Western Hills Sportsplex, known as Western Hills Live, Cincinnati, received a quote for sale after hours – Rule 80 and Consumption after hours – Rule 80. On October 21, Cincinnati police officers were able to buy beer after 10 pm and witness how employees continue to sell and authorize alcohol consumption. after 11 pm The case was sent to the OIU for execution.