KENTON - The owner of an Ada bar was given a five-day suspended jail sentence Thursday for at least 24 shots of alcohol that were served to a man inside his bar.
Richard Cribley, 61, pleaded no contest to furnishing intoxicating liquor to an intoxicated person at his bar, the Regal Beagle Bar on North Main Street. Cribley also was fined $225 and placed on six months probation during the hearing in Hardin County Municipal Court, the Ohio Investigative Unit reported.
State agents began an investigation in September that lasted a month over a 21-year-old man who was admitted into the hospital with alcohol poisoning.
Also in the case, bartender Joseph L. Jarvi, 33, was sentenced to five days jail with four days suspended, fined $200 and ordered to perform 16 hours community service. He was placed on six months probation.
While the criminal cases are over, the matter will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for possible sanctions against the bar’s liquor permit. Possible penalties range from a fine to revoking the liquor license.