×

DA to judge: Reject Wellsboro Area School Board member-elect

The Tioga County District Attorney is asking a judge to block a newly elected man from taking his seat on the Wellsboro Area School Board, according to WETM-TV.

According to the Elmira, New York-based TV station’s report, Tioga County District Attorney Krista Deats seeks to block Noyes Lawton from joining the school board for a 4-year term because in 2001 Lawton pled guilty to endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and DUI. The charges stemmed from inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old.

WETM reports that the judge can either schedule a hearing to consider the matter or instruct Lawton to decline to take the seat.

NEWSLETTER

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *
   

Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today