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September 21, 2018
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(WOUB) - A Chillicothe Bar owner won't have to pay a fine for not cooperating with Ohio's smoking ban.

Earlier this week, "The Last Stop" was one of 29 establishments fined 100-dollars by local health departments for being found in violation of the ban for a second time.

Owner Steve Haddox says he was exonarted at a hearing Friday morning.

Anyone who witnesses violations of the ban can blow the whistle on the owner by calling the Department.

Haddox says Ohio Department of Health officials apparently believed him when he explained his suspicions that the anonymous phone calls about his bar were made by patrons with a grudge.

Haddox says he encourages other bar owners to request hearings.
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