Two local businesses were recently cited for allegedly violating the Pennsylvania liquor code.

According to the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Hydro's Cafe Inc., 239 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, was cited after it sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishings or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor. The incident occurred on Jan. 11.

The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Wilkes-Barre, accuses River Walck Saloon of selling, furnishing, and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing, or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor.

In both instances, the 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, up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.

In addition the ALJ can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought.

The ALJ can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements of being a licensee.