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Port Clinton bar cited for violating health orders

Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 10:27:46-04

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story was accompanied by a photo of another establishment. That photo has been removed.

A Port Clinton bar was cited by Ohio Investigative Units agents for violating Gov. Mike DeWine's health orders. View info about the citation here.

Agents visited the Lagoon Saloon after receiving complaints about alcohol being served until 1 a.m.

When agents arrived, they found guests drinking alcohol after 11 p.m. and large groups of people congregating in areas without social distancing.

They were cited for limitation on hours for on-premises consumption and improper conduct.

A bar in Columbus was also cited.

These cases will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for potential penalties, including fines and/or the suspension or revocation of liquor permits.

“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.”