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Gov. Mike DeWine issues order prohibiting out-of-state sale of liquor in Ohio counties on border

Jack Daniels
Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:35:38-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine issued an order restricting the sale of in-person liquor, allowing only Ohio residents to purchase liquor in person.

The order is meant to prevent out-of-state individuals from traveling to Ohio from bordering states to purchase liquor.

The following counties will not allow the sale of liquor to any out-of-state resident:

  • Ashtabula
  • Trumbull
  • Mahoning
  • Columbiana
  • Jefferson
  • Belmont

To purchase liquor in the aforementioned counties, a valid Ohio photo ID or active military ID will be required, DeWine said.

An exception will be made to individuals residing in the state without an Ohio ID who can provide mail with Ohio address, a bill with an Ohio address or a letter from an employee deeming the employee is an essential worker in the state.

“This is necessary because of repeated instances of persons from Pennsylvania coming into these counties for the sole or main purpose of purchasing liquor. Any other time, we'd love to have visitors from Pennsylvania, but right now this creates an unacceptable public health issue,” DeWine said.

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An exception will be made to individuals residing in the state without an Ohio ID who can provide mail with Ohio address, a bill with an Ohio address or a letter from an employee deeming the employee is an essential worker in the state.

“This is necessary because of repeated instances of persons from Pennsylvania coming into these counties for the sole or main purpose of purchasing liquor. Any other time, we'd love to have visitors from Pennsylvania, but right now this creates an unacceptable public health issue,” DeWine said.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.

Here's a list of things in Northeast Ohio closed due to coronavirus concerns

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

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