Fairborn bar cited for after-hour alcohol sales, violating state health order

Fairborn bar cited for after-hour alcohol sales, violating state health order
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FAIRBORN — A Fairborn bar was among the five Ohio businesses cited for violating state COVID-19 health orders over the weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Top Dog Saloon, on West Main Street, was cited for selling alcohol after-hours Friday night, Ohio Investigative Unit officers reported in a media release.

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Two OIU investigators reported they were able to purchase two bottles of beer at 10:20 p.m., which is 20 minutes after the “last call” order that was enacted previously this year.

Under that previous order, bars were allowed to remain open but had to cut-off alcohol sales at 10 p.m. and all patrons had to finish their drinks by 11 p.m.

The bar was not cited for violating the curfew order because the order does not mandate the closing of any business or service. Rather restaurants and bars are limited only pickup, carryout and/or delivery services between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Additionally, two patrons were inside the bar when the OIU agents made the purchase, but left the bar after the agents identified themselves, according to the report.

It was not clear if those patrons were cited for violating the curfew order.

Four other bars in the state, Gray Area Bistro in Cleveland, Lounge 2.28 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Park Social Club in Cleveland, and Zinum 12 in Lima were also cited this past weekend.