The owner of a Parryville business was a no-show at his preliminary hearing and will have his case sent back to Carbon County Court.
Mark Stemler, owner/operator of Riverwalck Saloon, was scheduled to have a hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton on charges of disturbance of waterways and watersheds.
But, Stemler failed to attend the hearing. As a result, Appleton conducted the hearing in his absence.
The prosecution called Scott Christman, waterways conservation officer, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, as its first witness.