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November 14, 2012
Two Washington County businesses were fined for serving alcohol to an underage police agent last month. The fines were imposed by the Washington County Board of License Commissioners, known as the liquor board, during hearings on Wednesday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said the compliance checks were conducted on Oct. 24. The following businesses were fined: Crazy Horse Restaurant, 116 Railway Lane in Halfway, $1,000 (second offense). Pete's Tavern, 144 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, $1,500 (third offense)
NEWS
April 19, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Dawg House on West Fifth Street in the Borough of Waynesboro was cited by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly selling alcohol after hours March 28, according to a police news release. The liquor licensee can sign a waiver and receive a fine or he can choose to argue his case before an administrative law judge in Harrisburg, Pa., state police told The Herald-Mail in an earlier interview. Penalties for after-hour sales range from $50 to $5,000, the news release stated.
NEWS
April 25, 2011
A Saturday morning noise complaint near Clear Spring led the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to charge 19 adults younger than 21 and a juvenile with possession of alcoholic beverages. The citations issued in the 12:15 a.m. incident at 12482 Harvey Road had not been delivered to District Court as of Monday afternoon, a court official said. Deputies went to the house after receiving the noise complaint and found a large number of people to the rear of the home, police said.
NEWS
December 24, 2005
The following people appeared in Washington County District Court and Washington County Circuit Court in October on alcohol and drug-related charges: Darryl L. Joyner, 44, no fixed address - distribution of illegal drugs; 18 months in jail, two years probation. (Long) Malik S. Cummins, 29, Maryland Division of Correction - possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs; two years in prison (concurrent to a prior two-year sentence for uttering a bad check). (France)
NEWS
March 20, 2013
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday granted a request to let Barefoot Bernie's restaurant sell alcohol at catered events. Jennifer Miller, co-owner of Barefoot Bernie's at 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, said during a Wednesday hearing that the restaurant would like to expand its catering business from a “small to-go service” to other parts of the county. “We'd like to be able to do some outside catering,” she said. “We've had a lot of requests for picnics, weddings, parties and functions like that where they'd like to see us come and cater their events.” The liquor board granted the request by a 3-0 vote.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 13, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Marion Fire Co. will not be able to sell alcohol at a gun raffle it is planning this summer in Antrim Township unless it can sway the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors to make an exception to the local rule. Antrim Township is a dry township, meaning no sale of alcohol is permitted, but the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board can issue one-day liquor licenses for events in the township with consent from the supervisors. The board voted Tuesday to deny the Marion Fire Co.'s first request for permission to sell alcohol at a firearm raffle it has scheduled in August at the Greencastle Sportsman's Association.
NEWS
February 22, 2001
Restaurant seeks permit to serve alcohol outdoors The owners of The Rhubarb House, a restaurant and catering business at 12 Public Square in Hagerstown, are requesting permission from the Hagerstown City Council to serve alcohol at outdoor tables. The City Council is reviewing an agreement that would allow the business owners, John D. and Shellie C. Ralston, to serve alcohol at tables in the area between the front of the restaurant and a planter on Public Square. Councilman J. Wallace McClure said Tuesday he opposes the agreement because it would allow alcohol to be served.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2013
A judge ruled Tuesday that a Waynesboro, Pa., social club cannot serve alcohol for 100 days starting Sept. 1. The Eagles Club Inc. at 16-22 E. Main St. has challenged penalties associated with it violating small games of chance laws. In court, club officials did not dispute breaking those laws, but said a liquor license suspension could result in them closing their doors permanently. “We're struggling to keep our heads above water,” club Manager Todd Clopper said in court Tuesday.
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By RAYCHEL HARVEY-JONES | raychel.harvey-jones@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2013
Drinking excessive alcohol can kill. That's the message Tony and Lori Bobbitt of Greencastle, Pa., are hoping to get teens to hear, because they don't want another parent to go through the nightmare they have. On May 1, 2008, their 19-year-old son, William Kiel Bobbitt,  died from alcohol poisoning. According to police reports, Kiel had been drinking with friends the night before. At 1 a.m. he arrived at the home and was intoxicated. The next morning around 8.30 a.m. he was found unresponsive by his housemates.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court to four years in state prison for the death of a Williamsport man and injuries to a woman and child in a fatal accident last summer. Stephen James Bonafede, 27, of Mountville, Pa., entered Alford pleas in January to one count negligent manslaughter and two counts of causing life-threatening injuries while driving under the influence of alcohol, court records said. The charges stemmed from a July 23, 2012, crash on Eastern Boulevard in which Luis Enrique Salazar-Reyna died of injuries he received in a head-on collision with the vehicle Bonafede was driving.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
A bill that would allow Sunday sales of beer and wine to begin at 10 a.m. died Wednesday in the House of Delegates, according to the legislation's lead sponsor. Wednesday was the deadline for bills that originated in the House and Senate to pass out of their respective chambers. “I'm very sorry about it,” Del. Stephen Skinner, D-Jefferson, said of House Bill 2946. “I'm not going to stop fighting for it.” Current state law now only allows alcohol sales on Sunday to begin after 1 p.m. Advocates of the legislation included the owners of the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where patrons cannot order a glass of champagne or other alcoholic beverage with their Sunday brunch until the dining part is more than halfway through.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 1, 2013
Offering customers a glass of champagne with their Sunday brunch at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and at any other hospitality business in West Virginia might soon be a little less complicated. Legislation that would allow Sunday sales of beer and wine to begin at 10 a.m. is on track to be voted on by the 100-member House this week. Current state law now only allows such sales to begin after 1 p.m. Patrons of the upscale Sunday brunch buffet at the Bavarian Inn find the current restriction “ridiculous,” said Christian Asam, who operates the alpine-style AAA Four Diamond property along the Potomac River with his brother, David.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 1, 2013
A Boonsboro man who pleaded guilty to causing the death of another man in an alcohol-related traffic accident last year was released from prison Monday after serving fewer than two weeks of a four-year sentence. Bryan May, 45, of 103 Tiger Way, appeared before Judge Daniel P. Dwyer on Monday in Washington County Circuit Court for a sentence-modification hearing. The terms of May's release were agreed upon during a hearing in Circuit Court on March 19, when May pleaded guilty to one count each of criminal negligent manslaughter vehicle/vessel and driving/attempting to drive a vehicle while under the influence.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on Wednesday fined four Hagerstown businesses for serving alcohol to an underage police agent. Hagerstown Police Sgt. Eric Knode said the alcohol compliance checks were conducted on Feb. 22. The following businesses were fined: LJ's & The Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court, fined $500, first alleged offense. The Rhubarb House, 12 Public Sq., fined $500, first alleged offense. Il Castello Ristorante, Pizzeria & Lounge, 501 Liberty St., fined $500, first alleged offense.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday granted a request to let Barefoot Bernie's restaurant sell alcohol at catered events. Jennifer Miller, co-owner of Barefoot Bernie's at 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, said during a Wednesday hearing that the restaurant would like to expand its catering business from a “small to-go service” to other parts of the county. “We'd like to be able to do some outside catering,” she said. “We've had a lot of requests for picnics, weddings, parties and functions like that where they'd like to see us come and cater their events.” The liquor board granted the request by a 3-0 vote.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2013
Businesses with food licenses in the Borough of Chambersburg will be receiving letters in coming weeks about requirements associated with a new Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) ordinance. The ordinance passed Monday by the Chambersburg Borough Council requires licenses for establishments offering BYOB and limits hours for alcohol consumption. The licenses will be available for free at borough hall. BYOB activities are now prohibited from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. The ordinance was scaled back in its scope from early drafts.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
A Waynesboro man has been criminally charged after allegedly serving alcohol to a girl and sexually assaulting her. Michael Helman, 48, of 111 E. North St., is charged with one count each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault, and two counts of corruption of minors, Waynesboro police said in a news release. Police said a female juvenile told them Feb. 13 that a man served her alcohol and sexually assaulted her. Helman used a bondsman to post $100,000 bail to be released from the Franklin County (Pa.)
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