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Doors to White Owl Manor Padlocked

On Friday, two remaining residents were evicted from White Owl Manor in Mahanoy City and the doors were padlocked because the owner did not take action on a judge’s order.

According to an article on the RepublicanHerald.com, White Owl Manor operated for many years as a personal care home, but was closed in July 2011 by the state Department of Public Welfare after the deaths of three residents were not reported. At that time, the facility was closed immediately and 32 residents were placed in other homes.

In February, the township filed a “Notice of Zoning Violation,” claiming that the owner was operating a boarding house that was not permitted in the zoning district.

The two residents who were still in the building had been living there for about 8 months.