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Four More Ohio Bars Cited For COVID-19 Violations

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State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths. Ohio now has 826,754 cases and 10,200 deaths.<--break->Authorities over the weekend cited four Ohio bars for state  COVID-19 violations.  The Ohio Investigative Unit says Papa Don's Pub in Akron failed to enforce social distancing among customers. The Bar in Mt. Orab served alcohol after the 10pm curfew. Backstage Bar in Cleveland also violated the curfew and the Riverwood Cafe in Lakewood failed to enforce social distancing.  The cases now go to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for possible disciplinary action. Meanwhile, the owner of a Cleveland bar has been sentenced to one year in prison for bribing a police officer.  Andrew Long of Duck Island Club pleaded guilty to offering a police officer 300 dollars per night to work off duty at the bar and allow him to stay open after the state's 10pm alcohol curfew. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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