DeWine proposes limiting alcohol sales


By Staff Report

UPDATE: The Ohio Liquor Control Commission voted Friday, July 31 to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages after 10 p.m., beginning Friday night.

During his daily address Thursday afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced a proposed change to establishments serving alcoholic beverages.

DeWine is calling on the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages after 10 p.m.

The measure will be voted on in an emergency session Friday morning at 9 a.m.

If approved the measure would go into effect later that night.

DeWine’s proposal comes after a judge allowed an injunction in a lawsuit filed by Columbus restaurant and bar owners following a city ordinance which would have forced bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m.

Those who purchased a drink before 10 p.m. would be required to finish their beverage before 11 p.m. under the proposed language.

The Liquor Control Commission will also vote to increase the number of alcoholic beverages that can be carried out from an establishment from 2 to 3 drinks.