MARIETTA, Ohio - The Ohio stay at home order had many questioning if leaving the house could have legal consequences.
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks and other sheriffs had a statewide conference call with Governor Mike DeWine where they talked about enforcement of the order.
Mincks says he and his deputies are not looking to make a lot of arrests, but wants everyone to comply with the order to stop the spread of the virus.
Officers will be able to cite you for non-essential travel, and if you are stopped there will be a conversation about why you are out.
If you are cited it would be a misdemeanor charge and you would be tried in Municipal Court.
Mincks encourages everyone that has relatives that need checked on to continue doing that.