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PSU tuition will rise this fall

Penn State’s tuition at the University Park campus would increase by 3.39 percent for in-state students, according to the proposed rates the university announced Thursday.

Freshman and sophomore students from Pennsylvania would pay an additional $264 per semester, which comes out to $16,090 for the 2013-14 school year. Freshmen and sophomores from outside the state would pay an extra $400 per semester, or $28,664 for the year.

The rates were discussed at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees’ finance committee at the Fayette campus.

The board will vote on the proposed rates at its meeting today.

Proposed rates at branch campuses would be lower than at the University Park campus and they’ll be announced today.


Intersection work to detour traffic

State Route 924 (Washington Avenue/15th Street) will be closed between Broad Street and Putnam Street for reconstruction of the Broad Street and Washington Avenue intersection from this Saturday to Saturday, July 27.

A detour will redirect traffic from Washington Avenue to state Route 309 (Church Street) around to Broad Street.


CEO to get share of $3M to aid vets

The Wilkes-Barre-based Commission on Economic Opportunity is one of five agencies to receive a total of $3 million in homeless prevention grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans in 12 Pennsylvania counties, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has announced.

CEO will receive $367,000 to serve approximately 120 participant households in Luzerne County.

Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, VA is awarding grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide services to very low-income veteran families living in — or transitioning to — permanent housing.

Community-based groups can offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs. This is the program’s third year. Last year, VA provided about $100 million to assist approximately 50,000 veterans and family members.


Eckley volunteer meeting on Saturday

Eckley Miners’ Village will have its monthly Volunteer Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about it is welcome to attend.

Anyone who wants to explore new experiences, meet new people, be a part of history and help save the past, should feel free to attend and learn about Eckley volunteer opportunities. For more information on this meeting or upcoming events at the village can call 570-636-2070 or visit or facebook.

Eckley Miners’ Village is a prime example of a planned 19th century industrial coal mining town. The village is open all year Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The village is located 3 miles south of Freeland, on Highland Road, off Route 940. Use Eckley, Pa. when using online mapping or GPS devices.

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