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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Ribbon Cutting for teen-led attraction today

first_imgReplica of a gaga ball pitBatesville, IN— Please join us for a celebration and unveiling of the new Gaga Ball Pit at Liberty Park at 3 p.m. today.  Gaga is a fast-paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit that is a popular attraction for local teenagers.The project was a partnership between high school students, Parks Department, Mayor’s Office, and Batesville Schools Resource Officers. Students voted on an amenity they would like to add to the community and once Gaga was selected City Council funded the project and it was built by the Parks Department.last_img

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Curtis Everhart of Wellington is sentenced to 65 months of prison for two counts of meth distribution

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Curtis Everhart, 31, of Wellington has been sentenced in Sumner County District Court to 65 months  — nearly 5 1/2 years — in prison for pleading guilty to two different counts of distribution of methamphetamine, level 4 drug felonies.Everhart’s time in state prison could be reduced by 15 percent or 55 months for good behavior.Everhart pled guilty on two separate incidents – one on Wednesday, June 19 and one on Friday, May 24. The two sentences were concurrent meaning that Everhart will be serving time for both sentences at the same time, said Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer.Spencer said had it not been for Everhart’s involvement with a high-speed chase that started in Wichita and ended in Wellington on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 involving four Latino men, the City of Wellington police department and the Sumner County Drug Task Force may have never looked into Everhart’s drug activities.“That was a case of one of Sumner County’s bigger drug dealers, getting involved with much bigger drug dealers in Wichita in a deal that went bad,” Spencer said.On Feb. 26, four Latino men allegedly started chasing Everhart in a four-car chase that started in Sedgwick County, and ended peacefully in Wellington at 2:46 p.m. in the Orscheln’s Store parking lot in west Wellington at 1203 W. Eighth (see story here). Spencer said Everhart, driving a black Lincoln LS, was being pursued by three vehicles that involved the four suspects.“He was the victim in that crime,” Spencer said. “But this wasn’t the case with his subsequent cases.”On Friday, May 24, Everhart was then accused of obtaining a 22-inch Vizio television from a Winfield Wal-Mart originally said to be stolen by Gail Leighty. He then was obtained in Wellington where he was accused of having 24 grams of meth inside a black pouch in his glove compartment (see story here).Then on June 19, Everhart was arrested again for distribution of .17 grams of meth to two middlemen at the Wellington Steakhouse Motel on March 20. (See story here.)Spencer said other lesser felony and misdemeanor charges were dismissed after obtaining guilty pleas on the lengthier felony convictions. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (30) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Wellington proud · 354 weeks ago Another loser drughead off the street! Great job Kerwin and Wellington P.D. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Sally · 354 weeks ago Yeah, now do some more. We needed this years ago. I know the family is hurt but in the long run this should help the boy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -10 Vote up Vote down American Citizen · 354 weeks ago There should be a death sentense for meth pushers. Just look at the guy, do you think he will ever be a positive contributor to society? People like this destroy lives. We must do everything we can to protect young people from animals like Curtis Everhart. With this sentense Everhart will be out on the street in 50 months pushing his drugs, destroying more lives. Wake up America! Report Reply 9 replies · active 354 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 354 weeks ago American is absolutely correct. Sending him to prison although seems like the correct thing to do just surrounds him for 5 years with similar offenders who have nothing better to do than to discuss how they got caught and how they can get away with it next time. People become creative and brilliant in prison. We need more services to help drug addicts and actually put the correction in corrections. Youth have a lot of programs that steer offenders from becoming repeat offenders. It is possible to rehabilitate some of these people but unfortunately not everybody is savable. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 354 weeks ago We had someone we tried to get help for and they didn’t want help. They have to be willing first to get the help. If not then prison is the place for them. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 354 weeks ago he will do that time standing on his head. Only to return and deal again Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Yeahme · 354 weeks ago If you abuse a child, you only get 3 years in prison. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down hatethissmalltown · 354 weeks ago Love you, Curtis. Report Reply 1 reply · active 350 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 354 weeks ago Finally now clean the rest of them up out of this town…off the streets… Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down wellingtoncitizen · 354 weeks ago I really don’t see that prison is going to help due to the fact that they still have access to it. As mentioned above they have time to learn more and possibly become more violently invovled. What is the right thing to do with these drug dealers though? If you all can figure out how to force them to become clean when they are not ready then you have preformed a miracle in itself. 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