The Pa. Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has filed charges against two local businesses for violating state liquor laws.

Officials reported the Middleport Inn, 18 Coal St., Middleport, is facing a charge of selling alcoholic beverages after its restaurant license expired on March 31. The offense took place on May 10.

The Tiki Bar, 20 Mauch ChunkSt., Tamaqua, was cited for offering and/or giving liquor and/or malt or brewed beverages as a prize on April 28.

Police said the charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 fir minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. in addition, the judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the church.

Trainig for the licensee can also be mandated in an effort to educate he or she on the requirementas of being a licensee in Pennsylvania.