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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Governor DeWine has signed an executive order that will limit alcohol sales at bars and restaurants in Ohio. It goes into effect at 10 p.m. tonight.

Under the order, liquor-permitted establishments will not be allowed to sell alcohol after 10 p.m. and all drinks must be consumed by 11 p.m. Food can still be served until closing.

“The businesses can stay open – but we believe that stopping alcohol sales at 10 o’clock for onsite consumption will help thin out the crowd and help slow the spread,” Gov. DeWine said previously.

The number of liquor and mixed drinks that can be bought with a meal to-go has also been increased from two to three.

“I am mindful of the economic impact of these tough circumstances, but we must slow the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

The executive order will remain in effect for the next 120 days unless otherwise decided.

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