News Live 365: February 13, 2018

State Rep Offers Help for People Seeking Rent Rebates

Press office of Rep. Parke Wentling
State Rep Parke Wentling is hosting a series of clinics for Pennsylvania’s property tax and rent rebate program. Men and women 65 years or older, widows and widowers of at least 50 years of age, and anyone receiving permanent disability benefits may be qualified for a rebate of up to $650 on housing expenses. A representative from National Fuel will be on hand at some events to discuss the LIHEAP program. You need all the necessary 2017 tax documents including your W-2, 1099 from the IRS, paid tax statements from the county, municipality, and school district. Applicants should also bring proof of age and/or disability. The First meeting is on February 20th at Federated Church in East Springfield and the final one at the municipal building in New Wilmington on March 27th; the schedule is as follows:

  • February 20: Federated Church in East Springfield from 10am to 2pm
  • February 22: District Office on 142 Main Street East in Girard from 10am to 3pm
  • March 6: Cochranton Municipal Building in Cochranton 10am to 2pm
  • March 8: Conneaut Lake District Office on 395 High Street in Conneaut Lake 10am to 3pm
  • March 13: Wilmington Township Municipal Building in New Wilmington (Mercer County) 11am to 2pm
  • March 15: Hempfield Township Municipal Building in Greenville 10am to 2pm
  • March 20: GECAC Northwestern Senior Center in Albion 10am to 3pm
    Call (814)756-5373 for to make an appointment
  • March 27: New Wilmington Municipal Building in New Wilmington 10 am to 3pm
    Call (855)249-2427


Governor Wolf Makes Executive Order Covering Voting Machines


Radio PA
By order of Governor Tom Wolf, any Pennsylvania County purchasing new voter machines must purchase machines that leave a paper trail. Paper trails are seen by experts as an extra level of security against hacking and have proven beneficial in ballot audits that are sometimes conducted.  No County is under obligation to buy new machines but any county which does must include paper copies of the ballot on their list of requirements.