County to appeal reinstatement of guards

MIDDLEBURG – The Snyder County Commissioners are appealing a decision by the state Commonwealth Court, reinstating two fired Snyder County Prison guards. Heather Rohrbach and William Griffiths were fired in February of 2012, charged with sexually harassing a nurse working at the Snyder County Prison.

The Commonwealth Court ruled the prison guards were wrongly terminated and should be reinstated with back pay. This after an arbitrator stated that the conduct of the guards was not sexual harassment. Now the board of Snyder County Commissioners will appeal the latest ruling and plan to file their appeal today with the state Supreme Court. Both Griffith and Rohrbach deny any improper conduct.

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