Two businesses charged with underage sales
The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met Wednesday with representatives from two Hagerstown businesses to discuss incidents in which employees sold alcohol to an underage police agent.
The sales occurred Nov. 10, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Kevin Simmers said.
The following businesses were charged with the illegal sale of alcohol to an underage person:
· Oliver's Pub, 1565 Potomac Ave.
· Orchid Garden, 1481 Wesel Blvd.
Robert L. Everhart, liquor board chairman, said each business could face a maximum penalty of loss of its liquor license and be ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, but he said that penalty is rarely imposed.
Everhart said the liquor board would make a decision in each case within 30 days.
Liquor license granted to restaurant near HCC
Washington County liquor officials agreed to grant a liquor license to the owners of a restaurant that is to open in February on the second floor of Rosewood Commons near Hagerstown Community College.