COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Gov. Mike DeWine applauded Columbus’ decision to close bars and restaurants to in-person dining at 10 p.m. while hinting that there may be more state-level mandates for those facilities coming later this week.
Columbus City Council approved an ordinance Monday night requiring bars and restaurants to stop in-person service at 10 p.m. every night.
A temporary restraining order preventing enforcement of that ordinance was granted Tuesday by a Franklin County judge.
“I’ve talked with Mayor (Andrew) Ginther over the last week about that decision,” DeWine said. “I applaud that decision. I think it’s the right decision. We’ll have additional discussion about this on Thursday about bars.”
A group of restaurants and bars filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Columbus for the ordinance forcing them to close at 10 p.m.