Ohio liquor board approves measure to end bar alcohol sales at 10 p.m.; expected to take effect on Friday

Ohio liquor board approves measure to end bar alcohol sales at 10 p.m.; expected to take effect on Friday
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Liquor Control Commission met Friday morning to discuss an emergency proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine regarding alcohol sales at bars and restaurants.

According to 19 News affiliate WTVG in Toledo, the board approved the measure.

According to Gov. DeWine, who said he would give final approval for the measure so that it would go into effect on Friday night, liquor sales at bars would be prohibited past 10 p.m. while patrons could continue to drink until 11 p.m.

“Shutting down for a second time would be devastating to Ohio’s bars and restaurants,” Gov. DeWine said about the importance of avoiding another closure for those businesses.

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