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.

Wentling Announces $45,000 Grant for Digital Literacy Program

Aug. 17, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced a $45,000 grant has been awarded to the West Central Workforce Development Board to support its digital literacy program. The program is made up of eight-week, in-person cohorts with at least 40 individuals with low levels of digital literacy. The project aims to improve their technology skills, especially career-search skills.

Wentling Dedicates McFate Archaeological Site Historical Marker

Aug. 02, 2023 /

Wentling Dedicates McFate Archaeological Site Historical Marker

COCHRANTON – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer), who also serves as a commissioner to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), recently took part in dedicating the latest PHMC historical marker along the French Creek in Cochranton, Crawford County. A marker now stands at the McFate Archaeological Site, detailing its importance to Pennsylvania history.

Wentling to Host Health Fair and Senior Expo

Jul. 20, 2023 /

WHAT: To provide relevant information to citizens in the 7th Legislative District, Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) will host his annual Health Fair and Senior Expo.

Wentling: Mercer County Veterans Affairs, DMVA Can Help Mercer County Veterans Locate Lost Military Documents

Jul. 07, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) is encouraging any Mercer County veteran who may have lost important service forms to seek the help of both the Mercer County Veterans Affairs office the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). These organizations will assist veterans with locating their lost DD Form 214 (DD-214) and other military documents to get credit for time served and receive important benefits they have earned.

Wentling Backs Bills Supporting Pennsylvania’s Small Business Owners

Jun. 30, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) has cosponsored nine separate pieces of legislation earmarked by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to help Pennsylvania’s small businesses. In addition, Wentling is the prime sponsor of two more bills aimed to aid Pennsylvania employers. They address some of the biggest challenges facing small businesses, which includes covering startup costs and cutting excessive red tape.

Wentling Announces $250,000 in State Funding for Workforce Development in Mercer County

Jun. 28, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the West Central Workforce Development Board will receive $250,000 from a Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry grant. The grant will support a West Central Workforce Development Board program to provide job training to young adults who were formerly incarcerated. The Community Connections program links these young adults to youth reentry project partners, who will determine skill sets and training gaps, the need for supportive services, and training options. Each participant will be assigned a joint adult mentoring team for advice throughout program participation.

Wentling’s Bill to Repeal Frozen Dessert Law Passes House

May. 24, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced his bill to ease unnecessary and costly testing burdens for employers has passed the House. House Bill 953, which would repeal Act 215 of 1965 known as the Frozen Dessert Law, overwhelmingly passed the House Monday.

Wentling Announces Grant Funding for Mercer County Nonprofit

May. 11, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that Helping Hands Ministries will be receiving a sizeable grant from the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). The money is for organizations to establish or expand substance use disorder (SUD) services, community outreach and education to underrepresented and minority communities struggling with the opioid overdose crisis.

Wentling, PHMC Announce Grant Opportunity for Historical Recordkeeping

May. 09, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Representative and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commissioner (PHMC) Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that the PHMC and the Pennsylvania State Historical Advisory Board (SHRAB) are now accepting applications for the Historical and Archival Records Care (HARC) grant program. The HARC program is designed to improve the preservation of historically valuable original records.

Wentling Recognizes Two Municipalities for Dedication to Communities

Apr. 12, 2023 /

Wentling Recognizes Two Municipalities for Dedication to Communities

HARRISBURG – The office of Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) presented citations in Harrisburg to local representatives from the City of Hermitage and Borough of Wheatland to commemorate receiving the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award as part of the 2023 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. The ceremony recognized local governments and officials who serve their communities and improve the quality of life for their residents.