York City salon among 10 disciplined by state

David Weissman
  • Tracy Nails, in York City, was found with an illegal employee and reusing wax applicator strips.
  • License revoked for Newberry Twp. auto dealership and its owner for bad checks, false promises.

A York City nail salon found to be reusing wax applicator sticks was among 10 York County businesses and professionals on the state Department of State's May disciplinary actions list.

Tracy Nails, in the Maple Village Shopping Center at 970 Loucks Road, was issued a $2,250 civil penalty and public reprimand on its permanent disciplinary record, according to a state Board of Cosmetology order.

The business was suspended for three months, which was stayed in favor of probation, the order states.

The salon, which had been fined in 2012 for "use of unsanitary supplies," was observed reusing wax applicator sticks during a July 2015 inspection, according to the order. The inspector also found one "filthy" pedicure spa filter, one "generally dirty" pedicure spa filter and a base paraffin wax machine that was light brown instead of its original white color, the report states.

The July inspection also turned up a woman illegally working without a license or any other form of identification, according to the order.

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At a follow-up inspection in October 2015, an inspector once again observed a "filthy" pedicure spa filter and another that was unable to be removed and inspected "due to excessive dirt," the report states.

Nine other York County businesses or professionals were disciplined:

  • Aaron Grice, of York City, was denied licensure by the state Board of Barber Examiners based on prior felony convictions, according to the department's release.
  • Junior Gonzalez, who is currently serving jail time in Greene County, had his license revoked by the state Board of Barber Examiners because of his three felony drug convictions, according to the release. Gonzalez had originally studied to become a barber while serving a previous stint in jail, according to the board's order.
  • Stephen Alan Patterson, of Lower Windsor Township, voluntarily surrendered his license to the state Board of Nursing because he engaged in conduct defined as a sexual violation or sexual impropriety in the course of a professional relationship, according to the release.
  • Betsy Ellen Meacher-Roberts, of Dover, had her license suspended for a period of no less than three years by the state Board of Nursing for violating a previous board order, the release states.
  • Rachel Joanne Thompson, of Wrightsville, had her license automatically suspended by the state Board of Nursing after pleading guilty to charges of possession with intent to use, according to the release and the board's order.
  • Andrew Kopp, of Stewartstown, was granted a probationary license by the state Real Estate Commission after completing his criminal probation duties, the release states.
  • Low Low Miles, in Wrightsville, had its license suspended by the state Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons for failing to pay a $100 civil penalty, according to the release.
  • Randy Hank and his shop Hank's Auto Sales, in Newberry Township, had their licenses revoked by the state Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons because he was convicted of crimes of moral turpitude and making false promises, the release states. The board's order states that Hank accepted payment for a vehicle he did not deliver and pleaded guilty to submitting bad checks.
  • DC Automotive Group, in Spring Garden Township, had its license suspended by the state Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons for failing to pay a civil penalty, according to the release.

A total of 193 disciplinary actions were taken by the department's boards during May, the release states.

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