By Wayne Laepple

The Daily Item

SUNBURY — Viewing pornography on county computers has not been confined to the Northumberland County sheriff's department, officials said Wednesday.

Two Northumberland County 911 center employees have been fired for looking at pornographic materials on their work computers, The Daily Item learned Wednesday.

Joe Picarella, county human resources director, confirmed the employment of the two was terminated. He would not reveal their names.

County Commissioner Vinny Clausi, who Tuesday leveled accusations that sheriff's deputies had viewed Internet pornography on their office computers, confirmed the firings, but also declined to identify the employees or their positions.

Asked whether he knew of others who could face discipline for similar actions, Clausi replied, "No comment."

A similar incident in September led to the firing of a former deputy warden at Snyder County Jail. The employment of Donald Reade Jr. was terminated for violating the county's sexual harassment policy by showing improper photos via e-mail at work.

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