LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 18, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 18, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 18, 2019

A Pennsylvania female high school student has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights over a violation of her privacy rights after encountering a boy in the girls’ locker room.  The female student at Honesdale High School was subsequently told by the school that if she does not want to change with a male, she can wait outside until he leaves.  A complaint has been filed due to the actions of school officials for violations of bodily privacy and sexual harassment.  According to the complaint, the encounter with the transgender student took place in September, 2018.  The names of the students were not released.  Honesdale High School is a public school serving grades 9-12 in Wayne County, as a part of the Wayne Highlands School District.

 

Bids for 25 expired restaurant licenses in the upcoming Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) license auction are due by noon on Monday, March 25th.  The auction includes one license in each of 25 counties, including Huntingdon County.  Bids will be opened Thursday, March 28th, and winners will be determined soon thereafter.  The minimum bid for each license is $25,000, and each bid must be accompanied by a bid surety of $5,000 or 5-percent of the total bid amount.   For more information, visit lcb.pa.gov.

 

Volunteers throughout Pennsylvania are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of five Keystone State battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide preservation event.  Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.  Park Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th.  The American Battlefield Trust has protected more than 50,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War.  Learn more at www.battlefields.org.

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