As featured on
Gov. Mike DeWine hinted to Your Hometown Stations that a decision is "coming shortly" on alcohol sales after 10 p.m. He recently met with the Ohio Restaurant Association.
The statewide ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m has been in place since late July. It was put in place to slow the transmission of COVID-19, particularly among younger crowds. DeWine says the decision is a balancing act. He is keeping in mind troubles small businesses face with the rule and the dangers possible during the pandemic.
Last week, Columbus City Council decided to lift their ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m., but the state ban is still in place. Several mayors have asked DeWine not to lift restrictions yet.