Wentling Announces $100,000 Grant for Penn-Northwest’s Homegrown Initiative

Feb. 16, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that Penn-Northwest Development Corporation has been awarded $100,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. It’s for Penn-Northwest’s “Homegrown Initiative,” a program working to retain top young talent in Mercer County.

Nearly $236,000 for Lawrence Mercer Manufacturers Coalition, Wentling Says

Feb. 15, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has awarded $235,786 to the Lawrence Mercer Manufacturers Coalition (LMMC). The LMMC is a partnership between several manufacturers in Mercer and Lawrence counties working to collaborate with schools and community organizations to show off the rewarding manufacturing careers available in the two counties.

Wentling Announces Nearly $80,000 for Mercer County Career Center

Feb. 08, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced Mercer County Career Center has been awarded $79,546 as part of a program to purchase new equipment to help train students in high-demand occupations through career and technical education programs. Eligible school districts and career and technical centers needed to administer eight or more programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Wentling Announces $380,000 for Traffic Safety Project in Sharon

Jan. 29, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $380,000 to the city of Sharon for a traffic safety project. The traffic signal at Route 62 and Spencer Avenue will be removed and the median will be extended to restrict turns at the intersection, while creating turnarounds for local traffic.

Wentling: Greenville to Receive $797,000 PENNVEST Loan

Jan. 24, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) today announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved the town of Greenville’s request for a low-interest loan of $797,674, which will fund a project to help upgrade its storm sewer system. For the first five years, this loan’s interest rate will be locked at 1%. From years 6-20, the rate increases to just under 1.75%.

Wentling, Policy Committee Hold Hearing on Strengthening Rural Communities

Jan. 19, 2024 /

HARRISBURG—Rural communities are the backbone of Pennsylvania, and yet burdensome government regulations and a diminishing workforce are preventing these areas from flourishing. Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) and the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened in the Shenango Valley this week for a hearing, “Strengthening Our Rural Communities,” intended to find ways to help rural communities, like Mercer County, retain their workforce and encourage people to relocate to rural parts of the state.

Wentling Announces $22,000 in NAP Funding to Support Two Mercer County Projects

Dec. 18, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that two Mercer County nonprofits will receive $22,000 through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County will receive $13,750, which will support 155 lots that need attention through implementing community gardens, an art installation, a flower garden and a memorial park. The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County will receive $8,250 which will cover food, warehouses expenses, and costs associated with food distribution.

Wentling: Mercer County Historical Society to Receive PHMC Funds

Dec. 07, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $4,000 in funding to the Mercer County Historical Society. This funding has been awarded through PHMC’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program. The program provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and historical societies not directly supported by other state programs.

Wentling to Host Legislative Open Houses

Dec. 05, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) is inviting residents in the 7th Legislative District to join him for Legislative Open Houses on Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8. Constituents can stop by his district office in Greenville, located at 182 Main St., on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Shenango Valley open house will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at 689 N. Hermitage Road, Suite 2, in Hermitage.

Wentling Pushing for Public Comment on Broadband Digital Equity Plan

Dec. 01, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) is encouraging constituents to participate in the public comment period for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority’s Digital Equity Plan. This plan is required to access Pennsylvania’s share of $2.75 billion in federal funds to expand broadband access in the Commonwealth.

Wentling Announces $17,000 in Grants to Three Volunteer Fire Companies

Oct. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a total of $17,078 to three volunteer fire departments in Mercer County. These grants are for helping Pennsylvania’s rural communities increase protection from wildfires, while encouraging fire safety across the Commonwealth.

Wentling to Host 100-Mile GAP Trail Ride

Sep. 22, 2023 /

WHAT: PA House Cycling and Trail Caucus co-chair Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) invites fellow cyclists to join him Monday, Sept. 25, for a 100-mile ride along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail. The ride will start in McKeesport and head south along the trail to Meyersdale. The ride is a celebration of Pennsylvania Trails Month.

Wentling to Hold Hard-To-Read License Plate Event

Aug. 18, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) invites residents of the 7th Legislative District to join him Thursday, Aug. 31, to get their hard-to-read license plates replaced for free.