Three Northeast Ohio bars cited for violating coronavirus-related health orders, Ohio Investigative Unit says

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited three Northeast Ohio bars Friday night and early Saturday for violating coronavirus-related health orders put in place to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Mulligan’s Restaurant & Pub in Canton, Game On Lakewood and Europa Pepper Pike received the citations, according to OIU.

Agents went to Mulligan’s Restaurant & Pub about 7:15 p.m Friday. and saw several employees not wear face masks, the release says. The establishment previously was warned about face masks a time before by the Stark County Health Department.

Over at Game On Lakewood, agents went to the bar about 11 p.m. and saw about 125 bar patrons closely congregated throughout the establishment. Mostly all of the bar seats were filled and patrons stood closely behind those who were sitting, the release says.

Many of the bar patrons and staff were not wearing face masks, the release says. Agents noted that patrons were allowed to stand and congregated closely together.

Agents arrived at Europa about 1 a.m. Saturday and saw about 150 bar patrons also closely congregating together, taking up all the bar seats and standing closely behind seated patrons in order to get a drink, the release says.

Several bar patrons were not wearing face masks, the release says.

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

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