RIDGWAY â€“ The PHARE fund appears to be gaining its footing as Marcellus Shale regions are seeing yearly allocations for local distribution.
In 2012, the base allocation for PHARE [Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement] was $2.5 million; for 2013 and beyond, the allocation has doubled.
The six-county region under the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties) have seen nearly half a million dollars in allocations in the past two years.
With tax season in full swing, professionals at Zelt and Geyer Tax Preparation and Consulting in St. Marys are looking forward to working with new and current clients at their newly opened office located at 806 South Michael Rd.
Owners Mary and Jerome Zelt, along with Dennis Geyer, have collectively been in the tax prep business over 80 years in combining all of their years of experience.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman has placed a Ridgway man in jail for failure to pay fines for two traffic tickets issued last June.
According to court records, Jody Taylor Newsome, 24, of Ridgway still owes $335.30 in fines for the charges-- driving without a license and having an open container of alcohol.