Five owners of properties in the Tamaqua Area were successful in their appeals taken before the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board, and had the values of their properties reduced for tax purposes.

Francis Rached, of 6907 Fifth Street, Whitehall, owner of the property at 21 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $21,780 to $13,244 and assessment from $10,890 to $6,620, a reduction of $4,270 in assessment.

Megan E. Donward, 1120 Penn Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township, had the market value on her property reduced from $55,732 to $47,776 and assessment from $27,865 to $23,890, a reduction of $3,975 in assessment.

Joe Otto, 545 E. Union St., Tamaqua, on his property at 115 Catawissa St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $52,720 to $19,836 and assessment from $26,360 to $9,920, a reduction of $16,440 in assessment.

Jamie L. and Sherry A. Atkins, 323 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, had the market value reduced from $277,300 to $181,810 and assessment from $138,690 to $90,905, a reduction of $47,785 in assessment.

Richard Smedley, owner of the property at 740 Claremont Avenue, Rush Township, had the market value reduced from $58,800 to $20,260 and assessment from $29,400 to $15,135, a reduction of $14,265 in assessment.

Appeals denied

Two Tamaqua property owners were denied their appeal for a reduction of value in their property as the assessment board ruled "no change."

The property of Jason and Heather Markey, at 517 Lombard St., remains at market value of $86,257 and assessed at $43,130 and the property of William Simmonds at 106A Market St., remains at market value of $42,020 and assessed at $21,010.

School district

Panther Valley School District won appeals to increase the value of two properties in Coaldale Borough.

Property of Ann M. Keer, 256 W. Ridge St., the market value was increased from $36,660 to $67,166 and assessment from $18,330 to $33,585, an increase of $15,255 in assessment.

The property of Amanda Derby, 141 W. Ruddle St., the market value was increased from $54,600 to $75,684 and assessment from $27,300 to $37,840, an increase of $10,540 in assessment.