08.29.2013 | by Ken Steidl
The statistics are staggering: More than 42% of existing college graduates are under-employed and unemployment among 20 to 24 year old young adults is higher this year than last year. The cost of college keeps rising at a faster pace than the inflation rate. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, one of the fundamental problems is that too many children are going to college in this country. At the present, 30% of the adult population has a college degree, however the Department of Labor notes that only 20% of the jobs in the United States actually require a college degree. The article goes on to say that 115,520 janitors in the United States have a bachelor’s degree or more, and they obviously do not need to have that degree to hold that type of job.
08.26.2013 | by Lauren Lamb
A story was recently published in the Beaver County Times about a Center Township woman whose house was sold at a tax sale in 201, because she owed $234.72 to the Center Area School District for real estate taxes. The problem started in 2008 when she paid her real estate taxes six days late. This caused there to be a $6.30 late charge added to her account. She never paid the $6.30 late charge. Two years later, the $6.30 had grown to $234.72 due to interest being added, and her house was sold to the highest bidder. While the sale of this woman’s home, which she is fighting in court, is an extreme story, it does demonstrate how important it is to pay your real estate taxes.
08.19.2013 | by Lauren Lamb
Horsehead Corporation has been a fixture in Beaver County since the 1920s. The plant, located in Potter Township, employs approximately 575 people and manufactures zinc products. Unfortunately, in a couple of months, this Beaver County institution will cease to exist.