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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Officer-Involved Shooting Leads to Death of Brookville Man

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. — An officer involved shooting lead to the death of a Brookville man on Wednesday. The incident took place at 11191 State Road 101 near Brookville. Indiana State Police say they were asked to investigate the officer involved shooting just after 6:00 AM.According to police, a woman showed up at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department shortly after 5:00 AM to report a family member who lives at the residence was acting erratically and causing a disturbance at the home. A Franklin County Deputy along with two Brookville Police officers arrived on scene and made contact with Donald D. Parker, Jr, 29, who was holding at least one firearm while on the porch of the residence.Police say Parker pointed the firearm in the direction of the officers, causing the two Brookville officers to fire their weapons at Parker. Parker was struck at least once. The officers immediately administered first aid and requested EMS. Parker was transported to Reid Hospital in Richmond where he soon died from his injuries.One of the Brookville officers is a 17 year veteran of the Brookville Police Department, while the other has severed for 2.5 years. The officer’s names are being withheld at this time. Per department protocol, the two officers have been placed on administrative leave. Once the investigation is complete, the state police will turn it over to the Franklin County Prosecutors Office for review.last_img read more

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NBB of C Elevates Three Kwara Boxers to Professional Rank  …

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Hammed Shittu in IlorinThe Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) at the weekend elevated three amateur boxers in Kwara State to become professional boxers in the country.President of NBB of C, Dr Rafiu Ladipo who announced the elevation named the trio to include Alaba Omotola, Uhibudon Okafor and Abolade Akintunde. The new professional were among the 13 amateur boxers that emerged at the two-day boxing tournament sponsored by MultiChoice -GOTV held at the indoor sports hall of Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.Speaking at the closing of the tournament, Dr Ladipo said that MultiChoice GOTV who are the sponsors of the tournament decided to move it to various places in the country because it believed that Nigeria has lots of potentials.He said, “This competition started in 2017, we have gone to places including Ibadan, Abeokuta, Lagos, Benin, Kano and Ilorin because we believe that we have potentials and World champions can come from those areas”.He advised those that were successful in the tournament to continue to train and imbibe discipline adding that boxing is a discipline sports and urged those that were not selected in this tournament to continue to train and correct where they went wrong in preparation for future events.Ladipo said, ” For the 27 participants who were not selected in this competition, you should not be discouraged, you have to continue to train and correct where you go wrong.“To those selected, it is the beginning of a journey, if you want to take boxing as a profession and you want to become professional boxers, you have to continue to train and imbibe discipline, boxing is a discipline sports”, he said.Ms Jennifer Ukoh, Public Relations Manager, GOtv said that the boxing tournament which started in 2016 was aimed at imparting skills and knowledge in the youth who constituted larger percentage of the population of the country.The Coordinator of the competition, Johnson Bamidele said that 20 bouts were held in the two days competition adding that 40 amateur boxers took part out of which 13 were successful while three were elevated go professional.Bamidele said that MultiChoice would foot the registration and licence fee of the three elevated boxers.He therefore advised other boxers who could not make the final choice should not relent in their efforts saying that, they can still make it the nearest future of the competition.Meanwhile, some boxers who could not make the list were given consolation prizes by the organisers as a way of motivating them ahead of future participation.last_img read more

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