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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that fire and ambulance companies in the 7th Legislative District will collectively receive $291,549 in state grants to support their public safety mission.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PBFC) has made its 2023 trout stocking schedules available.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Department of Labor and Industry has awarded the Veterans Leadership Program a $200,000 grant for workforce development projects in western Pennsylvania.
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%.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the release of $177,327 in state funds to improve the accessible playground at Rodney White Olympic Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – A bill introduced by Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) that would repeal an outdated law regulating the frozen dessert industry in Pennsylvania was approved by the state House. Rep. Parke Wentling (R-7), who introduced companion legislation – House Bill 953 – in the state House, was a strong supporter.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Northwest PA Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will receive a $200,000 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant to support manufacturing programs.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced $350,000 from PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund will be used to construct a trail connecting Lorenwood Drive to the nearby Hermitage Athletics Complex.
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.