By Josh Ellerbrock - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — As Sgt. Nick Hart was preparing a safety report on Lima bars, a man had his ear ripped off outside of Ketzy’s Bar.
The Monday night following the incident, Lima City Council’s Neighborhood Committee motioned to prepare legislation objecting against the liquor permit renewal of Ketzy’s Bar, as well as Levels Lounge, which is currently dealing with a prior legal challenge from the city.
While Hart’s report covered the six bars that received notices from Lima Police Department concerning high calls of service, the details Hart presented on the “criminal element” that frequent Ketzy’s Bar had councilors shocked about the violence third-shift officers have witnessed at and around the bar located at 800 N. Main St. Hart described multiple instances of beatings, reports of individuals needing medical attention and small riots that bleed into the larger community.