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Ohio Attorney General: Hobby Lobby to close its doors following cease-and-desist letter

Yost says Hobby Lobby stores in Ohio will be closed Wednesday night in compliance with the order.

BREAKING UPDATE: Attorney General David Yost tweeted around 6:30 p.m. that he received a phone call from counsel for Hobby Lobby.

He says Hobby Lobby stores in Ohio will be closed Wednesday night in compliance with the stay-at-home order.


Original story

COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio Attorney General David Yost issued a cease and desist letter to Hobby Lobby for being in violation of the state's stay-at-home order.

The letter, issued to attorneys for Hobby Lobby, claims that the store does not meet the criteria for an “essential” business.

The order says that Hobby Lobby has 24 hours to respond.

A violation of the stay-at-home order may be punished with a second-degree misdemeanor or court order.

10TV has reached out to Hobby Lobby for comment. We have not heard back.

To view a copy of the letter sent by Yost, click here.