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Akron bar cited for violating Ohio coronavirus health orders – cleveland.com

Posted: January 25, 2021 at 5:52 am


AKRON, Ohio An Akron bar was cited Saturday night for violating health orders put in place by the Ohio Department of Health to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Pegasus Lounge, on West Wilbeth Road in Akrons Kenmore neighborhood, was cited about 11:20 p.m. by the Ohio Investigative Unit, according to a news release.

OIU agents went to the bar and saw about 25 patrons still inside with drinks in-hand. The current cut-off for alcohol sales at bars and restaurants is 10 p.m.

The agents say that several of the patrons were standing around, and no social distancing measures were in place, the news release says.

The Akron bar was one of three establishments in the state to receive an OIU citation Saturday night. The other two are in Zanesville and Marion.

The administrative case brought against Pegasus Lounge will be heard by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for possible penalties, including fines or the suspension or revocation of liquor permits, according to the OIU. You can find cases that have been heard by the liquor control commission and their findings here.

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