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Three Northeast Ohio businesses cited for violating COVID-19 health orders

In total, five businesses were cited Friday.
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OHIO, USA — An additional five Ohio businesses were cited for violating state COVID-19 health orders, Friday. 

The citations vary from the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m. to improper conduct. Of the businesses cited, three were located in Northeast Ohio .

James Costello Est. Joseph P Kerns Jr. Extr., known as The Wagon Wheel, Ashland, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activity and sale of beer or intoxicating liquor to an intoxicated person. At 10:30 p.m., agents entered the location and observed approximately 25 patrons congregating and consuming alcohol. One patron, who refused to leave the premises, was found to be highly intoxicated and in possession of an alcoholic beverage.

The Rig LLC., known as The Rig, Warren, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activities. At 10:55 p.m., agents entered the establishment and found the location to be open and in operation, with approximately 50 patrons congregating and consuming alcohol. This location was previously cited on December 18 for improper conduct – disorderly activities.

PSG Enterprises LLC., known as The Tavern on 42, Parma Heights, received a citation for improper conduct disorderly activity, as a result of the curfew violation. Agents and Parma Heights Police Department officers entered the location at 12:15 a.m. and observed eight to 10 patrons on site with several consuming alcoholic beverages.

The other two violations include businesses in Tipp City and Niles. 

Tony’s Bada Bing, Tipp City, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activities. At 10:20 p.m. agents entered the establishment and observed approximately 20 patrons inside actively consuming alcohol with the establishment still in full operation. This location was previously cited on March 20 for improper conduct – disorderly activities.

Tonya L. Cross, known as Tommy Dogg’s, Niles, received a citation for improper conduct – disorderly activities. At 10:35 p.m., agents entered the location and found the premises was open and operating. Agents observed approximately 25 patrons congregating and consuming alcohol.

The cases will now go before the Ohio Liquor Commission, where the bars could potentially face fines or have their liquor licenses suspended or revoked.