Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Counties

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 24, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Countiescenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare disasters in Washington and Clearfield counties after two separate flash flooding events earlier this summer.“Flash flooding causes incredible devastation in such a short amount of time,” said Governor Wolf. “The availability of low-interest loans will make it possible for residents and businesses to get back to normal more quickly, and we are grateful that the SBA is making this assistance available.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 14 flooding in Clearfield County, as well as neighboring counties Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, and Jefferson may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 29 flooding in Washington County, as well as neighboring counties Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. Applicants may visit any DLOC location that is convenient to them. The DLOCs will be open at the following location and times:Clearfield County:Glendale Area Public Library961 Forest St.Coalport, PA 16627Open:              Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.Closed:            Saturday, Aug. 26Open:              Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Open:              Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Last Day:        Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Washington County:Salvation Army – Washington County60 E. Maiden St.Washington, PA 15301Open:              Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Open:              Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed:            Sunday, Aug. 27Open:              Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Last Day:        Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.For both flooding incidents, the filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 23, 2017.  The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is May 23, 2018.last_img read more

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Ohio State football 2019: Schedule, roster, recruiting and three questions for Buckeyes

first_imgRyan Day takes over as Ohio State’s football coach with the same expectations left by Urban Meyer.Ohio State has won back-to-back Big Ten championships, but failed to make the College Football Playoff in either of the last two seasons. Meyer retired after compiling an 83-9 record the last seven seasons, including a perfect 7-0 mark against rival Michigan. Day served as the offensive coordinator for the last two years, and Georgia transfer Justin Fields is among the Heisman Trophy favorites despite not taking a snap in Columbus. MORE: Sporting news’ pre-preseason top 25 for 2019It’s a new chapter at Ohio State, but the Buckeyes will be favored to win another Big Ten championship. Will that be good enough to get to the College Football Playoff this time?Ohio State is ranked No. 5 in Sporting News’ pre-preseason Top 25 for 2019. What will this first season of the Day era look like? Here’s a closer look at the Buckeyes heading into 2019:Ohio State football schedule 2019DateOpponentLocationAug. 31Florida AtlanticColumbus, OhioSept. 7CincinnatiColumbus, OhioSept. 14at IndianaBloomington, Ind.Sept. 21Miami (Ohio)Columbus, OhioSept. 28at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.Oct. 5Michigan StateColumbus, OhioOct. 12ByeOffOct. 18at NorthwesternEvanston, Ill.Oct. 26No. 22 WisconsinColumbus, OhioNov. 2ByeOffNov. 9MarylandColumbus, OhioNov. 16at RutgersPiscataway, N.J.Nov. 23No. 12 Penn StateColumbus, OhioNov. 30at No. 10 MichiganAnn Arbor, Mich.Dec. 7Big Ten championshipIndianapolisBold denotes Big Ten gamesMORE: Early predictions for 2019 seasonOhio State football recruiting 2019The Buckeyes had third-ranked recruiting class in the Big Ten and ranked No. 14 class in the nation according to 247Sports’ Composite team rankings, but at least part of that is because the class only had 17 recruits. Five-star receiver Garrett Wilson is an early enrollee who has impressed in the spring and will challenge for playing time right away. Day also managed to keep five-star defensive end Zach Harrison close to home. Meyer built Ohio State into a next-level powerhouse through recruiting. The challenge for Day is to keep the Buckeyes at the top of the Big Ten — and into the top four teams in the nation by season’s end.Ohio State football roster 2019Ohio State’s football roster will be updated in the spring and fall here.MORE: Big Ten primerWhat to watch from Ohio State in 20191. Justin Fields and the receiversThe Georgia transfer is the favorite to replace record-setting quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting after setting Big Ten single-season records in passing yards (4,831) and touchdowns (50). Fields enters a new system with Day and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, and the spring should offer glimpses of that five-star talent seen in small doses with the Bulldogs backup last season. Ohio State lost receivers Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon and Parris Campbell to the NFL Draft, so the receiving rotation will look different. K.J. Hill, Austin Mack, Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave all return, and Wilson should break in with early playing time. It’s a talented group across the board. Fields should put up prolific numbers that put him in the Heisman conversation, too.2. J.K. Dobbins’ time to shine Dobbins entered last season as a Heisman Trophy darkhorse and ended up a complimentary back with Mike Weber. Dobbins was still productive, with 1,053 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, but it was not the sophomore season most expected after a record-setting freshman year. With a new quarterback and receivers, Dobbins should get a full workload after averaging 212 carries the last two seasons. If Dobbins can be the big-time back who averaged 7.2 yards per carry as a freshman, he could be in the running for top running back in the 2020 NFL Draft.3. New-look defense?The Ohio State defense was not good last season. The Buckeyes allowed 25.5 points and 404 yards per game, and that came to a head in the 49-20 loss at Purdue that eventually cost the team a shot at the CFP. Greg Schiano and Alex Grinch are gone, and now former Michigan coach Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley are the new co-defensive coordinators. Mattison makes the move from a rival, and Hafley is a former NFL assistant who has been a hit with the local media in his first few news conferences. Chase Young led the Buckeyes with 9.5 sacks and is a future first-rounder, and leading tackler Jordan Fuller returns at safety. Harrison is an exciting difference-maker who could play early. We know Ohio State’s offense will be good, but the defense must get back to a national championship level.last_img read more

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