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Armstrong County to receive grant

| Saturday, May 3, 2003

The county will receive a $52,400 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection's County Planning grant program. The money will be used to repay a portion of the costs incurred in revising the county's solid waste management plan. More information on the grant program and solid waste management, including recycling, can be found on the DEP's web site at .

Armstrong County

The Armstrong Educational Trust, in coordination with the Educational Resources Group of the state System of Higher Education, is offering to residents free access to PLATO Learning On-line Adult Education Classes.

Those interested can log onto and click on "what's new" to view course offerings. Computers with Internet access are available at the Armstrong Educational Trust.

For further details, call 724-543-2599, ext. 224 or e-mail .

Across the Valley

The Internal Revenue Service announced the hours of operation for taxpayer assistance centers located throughout the state.

  • The Butler office, 220 S. Main St., Butler, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Its phone number is 724-282-4531.

  • The Monroeville office, First floor, 2735 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Its phone number is 412-856-1913.

  • The Pittsburgh office, 1000 Liberty Ave., Room 116, Pittsburgh, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Its phone number is 412-395-5667.

  • The Warrendale office, 547 Keystone Dr., Suite 500, Warrendale, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. It is closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Its phone number is 724-772-5111.

    The IRS Web site, , still is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It has every IRS form, instruction booklet and publication. Those with tax questions also may call 1-800-829-1040 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.


    The borough will receive about $40,000 to renovate John Whelan Memorial Playground, according to Republican state Sen. Don White's office in Indiana. The money will come from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

    Another $15,000 will be given to Ford City to develop 50 acres of riverfront property, according to a statement from White's office.

    No one from White's office could be reached by phone late Friday for more information about the projects.


    The city is looking for people to serve on its civil service commission. Letters of interest should be sent to Oscar Doutt Jr., City clerk/administrator, 1829 Fifth Ave., Arnold, PA 15068.

    Compiled by staff writer Michael Aubele

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