- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

BEAR LAKE, Pa. (AP) - Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

If you do, a recent legal advertisement placed by a northwestern Pennsylvania county was meant for you.

The (Warren) Times Observer (https://bit.ly/1IZPLyu ) says Warren County officials had to place a bilingual ad in the newspaper on Saturday because it involved federal block grants being used in Freehold Township.

The hamlet about 130 miles north of Pittsburgh, near the New York border, has 1,510 residents. But according to U.S. Census information, more than 5 percent of them say German is their first language at home, with English second.

Warren County grants administrator Lorri Dunlap says the 5-percent threshold made the German-English ad necessary under federal law.

Dunlap says she speaks some German, but relied on Microsoft Word to translate the advertisement for her.

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Information from: Warren Times Observer, https://www.timesobserver.com


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