Euclid bar cited by Ohio Investigative Unit for violating rules meant to stop coronavirus from spreading

Posted at 2:32 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 14:32:07-04

EUCLID, Ohio — A bar in Euclid was cited Saturday after Ohio Investigative Agents found patrons inside the establishment drinking alcohol past the time allowed by a state health order meant to stop the spread of coronavirus.

According to OIU, Midway Bar and Grill received an administrative citation for limitation on hours for on-premises consumption.

Authorities said that state agents and members of the Euclid Police Department went to the bar around 12:40 a.m. and found around 10 to 15 patrons drinking alcoholic beverages.

The bar was cited for a previous infraction in early August.

The bar’s case will be heard by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for possible penalties that may include a fine, suspension or revocation of its liquor permit.

“We all need to continue to work together by following the precautions put in place to make these establishments safe and compliant,” said OIU Enforcement Commander Eric Wolf. “OIU continues to work with local partners to follow up on complaints ensuring liquor-permitted establishments maintain compliance and enforcement action is taken when egregious violations are observed so everyone can enjoy a healthy experience.”

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