Several Schuylkill County businesses have been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violations of the liquor code.

M&T Enterprises, trading as M&T Take Outs, 200-202 S. Main St., Shenandoah, was cited twice. In the first citation the board said M&T was not a bona fide restaurant in that the owner, by their servants, agents or employees, maintained insufficient food items, eating utensils, dishes, and failed to provide food upon request. The alleged violations occurred on Feb. 22, April 3, and May 1.

The business also was charged with smoked and/or permitted smoking in a public place where smoking is prohibited. The alleged violations occurred on May 18 and 30.

Brenda Neifert, trading as Who's Place Bar & Grill, 337-339 E. Center St., Shenandoah, was cited for sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor-19-years of age. The offense allegedly occurred on May 18.

Carter's Mountain Girls Cafe Inc., trading as The Watering Hole, 241 Second St., village of Joliett, Tremont, Porter Township, was cited for used, or permitted to be used on the inside of licensed premises, a loudspeaker or similar device whereby the sound of music or other entertainment, or the advertisement thereof, could be heard beyond the licensee's property line. The alleged offense occurred on April 21.

Miners Shaft Cafe Inc., 1116-1138 Center St., Ashland, was cited for sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor-19-years of age. The alleged offense occurred on May 18.

These charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for 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 charge.