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Ohio establishments ordered to pay fines, issued liquor permit suspensions for violating health orders

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 23:15:33-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Several Ohio establishments that had been cited for violating state health orders regarding COVID-19 had their cases heard by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission this week, and some will now have to pay the price for those violations.

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission issued six orders to Ohio establishments, two of which are located in Northeast Ohio.

the Wine Vault in Vermilion was cited on May 1 after serving alcohol to patrons without a food order accompanying it, a violation of the then current Emergency Order issued by Gov. Mike DeWine.

During the hearing, The Ohio Liquor Control Commission found the Wine Vault to be in violation of the order and ordered the restaurant to either pay a $200 fine or serve a two-day suspension of its liquor license from Sept. 4 until Sept. 6.

Put-In-Bay Resort also had its case heard this week follow a citation issued on June 27. The resort was cited for “knowingly and/or willfully” allowing persons to engage in disorderly activities that violated the state’s COVID-19 health orders.

During the hearing, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission found the resort in violation of the order and ordered the suspension of its liquor permit for 20 days, from Sept. 4 until Sept. 24.

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Other establishments across Ohio were also found in violation of health orders and ordered subsequent punishment.

Saubers Stumble Inn in Bascom, Ohio was cited in May for multiple violations, including hindering an agent from inspecting the premises, selling alcohol for on-premise consumption and allowing disorderly activities. The restaurant was ordered to either pay a $500 fine or serve a five-day suspension of its liquor permit.

Richard Noggins Pub in Portsmouth, Ohio and Bar on 3rd Street in Ironton, Ohio were both cited in May for allowing guests to engage in disorderly activities. Both bars were ordered to serve a 20 day suspension of their liquor permits.

Pat & Martha’s Tavern in Medway, Ohio was cited in May for selling alcohol on premises in violation of the then-current Emergency Order. The case was dismissed by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.