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CLEVELAND (WJW) – Agents from the Ohio Investigation Unit have cited a number of bars across the state for violating the COVID-19 medical order.
According to a press release, the following local bars were cited:
Main events of BG, Rittman, have received a ticket for improper behavior – disorderly activity. Agents came to the facility to come up with quotes stemming from the Rittman Police Department cases on October 23 and October 24. When agents entered, they observed between 75 and 80. patrons gather and do not keep social attitudes at the Halloween party. Staff do not wear a face veil or attempt to obey medical orders. The bar also received two additional citations based on Rittman Police Department reports, each drinking after work and delivering alcohol to a drunk person.
The Electric Co., Mansfield, received a ticket for improper behavior ̵1; disorderly operation. The staff observed about 100 patrons gathering and failing to maintain social detachment at the Halloween party. Staff do not wear a veil or attempt to obey medical orders.
Carney’s, Cleveland, received a ticket for misconduct – disorderly operation and overtime sales – Rule 80. Agents visited the facility at 10:20 pm and observed serious violations like about 60 to 75 crowded patrons close together without social distance or physical barriers of any part of the facility. Regular guests occupy every seat at the bar and many others stand right behind others to order drinks. The bar continues to sell alcoholic beverages after hours. Agents bought alcoholic beverages after hours.
Dreamer, Cleveland, has received quotes for improper behavior – disorderly operations, after-hours sales – Rule 80 and after-hours consumption – Rule 80. Upon entry after 11:45 pm, Dealers have observed serious violations such as customers shoulder to shoulder throughout the facility without social distance or physical barriers. Staff observed no safety measures in place throughout the facility. Regular guests occupy most of the bar seats and have little room to move without having direct contact. The bar staff continued to serve and many patrons drank alcoholic beverages.
These cases will be brought before the Ohio Alcohol Control Commission for potential penalties, including fines and / or suspension or revocation of alcohol licenses.
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