With the extension of the curfew to January 23 introduced by Governor Mike DeWine simply earlier than the brand new yr, bars and eating places are presupposed to cease serving meals and drinks at 10 p.m.
The curfew was enacted to assist cease the unfold of COVID-19.
Nevertheless, the Ohio Investigative Unit, a subdivision of the Ohio State Freeway Patrol, has cited two Trumbull County bars for violating the curfew.
Tommy Dogg’s on State Route 46 in Niles and The Rig on East Market Road in Howland will seem earlier than the Ohio Liquor Management Fee for doable penalties that will embody suspension or revocation of the bars’ liquor permits, in addition to fines.
Based on a press launch, each bars have been cited for inappropriate conduct and disorderly actions.
Tommy Dogg’s was open and working at 10:35 pm with about 25 individuals within the bar consuming. The Rig had about 50 individuals consuming at 10:55 p.m., in response to an OIU press launch. The assertion didn’t give dates for the violations.
The brand new quotation marks the second time in lower than a month that The Rig has been cited for a similar actions. The primary time, researchers discovered that The Rig was open with about 100 clients inside.
The house owners of each bars have been unavailable for remark Saturday evening.
The Ohio Investigation Unit is made up of plainclothes officers who implement Ohio’s alcohol, tobacco, and meals stamp fraud legal guidelines.
Brokers conduct safety checks related to COVID-19 and carry out compliance checks to make sure that licensed liquor services are compliant with the Ohio Liquor Management Act, in response to the group. Brokers additionally act on complaints of criminal activity at areas with liquor permits.