Four property owners in the Panther Valley School District will be paying more taxes in 2013 based on a ruling by the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board on appeals filed by the school district based on the sale prices which the school district claimed the sale prices of the homes was greater then the current assessed value of the properties.

Ramona Cruz, 258 Sixth Street Coaldale, had the market value on her property increased from $28,390 to $55,920 and the assessment increased from $14,195 to $27,970, an increase of $13,765 in assessment on which the tax is based.

Lawerance Moyer, 19 West Phillips Street. Coaldale, had the market value on his property increased from $17,596 to $41,944 and the assessment from $8,800 to $20,970, an increase of $21,170 in assessment.

Ronald Peck,119 East Ridge Street, Lansford, owner of the property at 233 West High Street, Coaldale, had the market value of his property increased from $39,910 to $54,052 and the assessment from $19,955 to $27,025, an increase of $7,070 in assessment.

Anthony Heffelfinger, 138 East High Street, Coaldale, had the market value on his property increased from $33,700 to $56,850 and assessment from $16,850 to $28,425, an increase of $11,575 in assessment.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown, College Heights, Allentown, appealed the assessment on two churches in McAdoo Borough but the appeal was denied as the board ruled "no change." Saint Mary's Slolvak Church, 1105 East Grant Street, McAdoo, built in 1923, the market value placed by the board after the exemption was removed remains at $2115,980 and assessment at $107,990. Saint Kunegunda Church, 36 East Washington Street, McAdoo, built in 1963 with a rectory building added in 1980, the market value remains at $223,412 and assessment at $111,705.

Ibiyinka Alao lost her appeal to reduce the assessment on her property located on the northwest corner of Spring Mountain Drive and Davos Circle, Cove Village, North Union Township. The market value remains at $38,450 and the assessment at $19,225.

Diana Thomas lost her appeal on her property at 136 West High Street, Coaldale, as the board ruled "no change" and kept the market value at $45,870 and assessment at $22,935.

Ken Perpignan, 91 Sherwood Forest Road, Lehighton, owner of the property at 125 Spruce Street, Tamaqua, lost his appeal to have the assessment reduced as the board ruled "no change" and retained the market value at $23,010 and assessment at $11,540.

4511 Winfield Land Trust, Middleport, on a parcel containing 0.64 of an acre located on the east side of Winfield Drive, Middleport, used for access to the rear of the property received a reduction in the market value from $12,500 to $5,590 and assessment from $6,250 to $2,795, an decrease in assessment of $3,455.