Bars and Restaurants

The owners of a southwest Ohio bar have been cited for violating the state's alcohol curfew over the weekend.

Ohio health officials Sunday reported 637  new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths. 


A local bar that was cited by state agents for violating Ohio's COVID-19  restrictions has been served with a 15-day liquor license suspension. 

How Bars Are Fueling COVID-19 Outbreaks

Aug 18, 2020

From the early days of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, states have wrestled with the best course of action for the nation's imperiled bars and nightclubs. Many of these businesses find their economic prospects tied to a virus that preys on their industry's lifeblood — social gatherings in tight quarters.

A New Franklin bar and two establishments in central Ohio have been cited for failing to follow Ohio's COVID-19 restrictions.  

More than half of the state’s restaurants and bars say they could be out of business soon, according to a survey by the Ohio Restaurant Association.

Two central Ohio businesses are among at least five establishments cited for violating the state's COVID-19 alcohol order over the weekend.

A Franklin County judge has upheld the state's order banning the sale of alcohol after 10 pm at bars and restaurants.

State health officials are reporting 40 new coronavirus deaths since Friday,  brining the state's total to 3,529.

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission adopted a rule banning restaurants and bars from serving alcohol after 10 p.m.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wants to limit alcohol sales at bars and restaurants, in an effort to slow community spread of coronavirus.

A Franklin County judge has issued a 14-day restraining order on a Columbus ordinance requiring bars and restaurants to close on-site service at 10 pm.  


Columbus City Council last night approved legislation requiring bars and restaurants to close at 10 pm starting tonight due to the covid-19 pandemic.

A bill that would allow bars and restaurants to use parking lots, green space and streets for social distancing for customers is now being considered by the Ohio Senate.

Bars and restaurants that fail to observe safe distancing and other anti-coronavirus measures could lose their liquor license.  

Salons, barbershops and outdoor dining can begin to reopen May 15th, under guidelines being released today by Governor Mike DeWine, and restaurants and bars can fully reopen by May 21.  But he says  reopening Ohio carries a risk.

Dan Skinner talks with John Barker, President of the Ohio Restaurant Association about how the trade association, which represents the state's more than 23,000 restaurants is preparing for a safe reopening of Ohio's restaurants.


The Ohio Restaurant Association has established a relief fund for restaurant and hospitality workers dealing with financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Cincinnati bar and restaurant has been shut down for violating Governor Mike DeWine's order to close. 

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Dog owners, rescue groups and businesses are at odds with health departments over a current state law that prohibits canines on bar and restaurant patios.