State liquor board votes to make last call at bars, restaurants 10 p.m.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — The Ohio Liquor Control Commission voted to approve Gov. Mike DeWine’s request to have bars and restaurants end alcohol sales at 10 p.m.

The commission voted on the emergency rule on Friday morning. The order brings the last call to 10 p.m. and requires drinks to be finished by 11 p.m. Establishments would be allowed to continue to serve food as long as they decide to stay open.

DeWine noted on Thursday establishments that have been selling alcoholic drinks in a carryout capacity can continue that practice and it will be expanded to three drinks. 

The governor signed the order, which goes into effect Friday night.

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