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.
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.
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.
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.
SHENANGO VALLEY –Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) will be hosting a small business forum on Thursday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at 3580 Innovation Way in Hermitage to hear from constituents how government can create a better climate for businesses.
SHENANGO VALLEY – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced he will be hosting two open houses as a way for residents to meet the staff, check out the offices and learn about the state-related services they offer.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that more than $700,000 in federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding was awarded to four long-term care facilities in the region. The goal is to help sustain quality care as the Commonwealth’s population ages and residents’ needs change.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) was appointed to serve on three House committees – Game and Fisheries, Local Government, and Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development – for the 2023-24 session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) approved a $1.7 million loan for By-Product Industries Inc, through Penn-Northwest Development Corporation, to assist with job creation and business growth.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that Sharpsville Area Middle School received $18,328 in state grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to purchase a new electric conveyor oven.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that his new district office in the Shenango Valley, located in the L&R (Lewis & Ristvey) Executive Center across from the Hickory High School at 689 North Hermitage Road, Suite 2, in Hermitage, is now open to the public.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that four school districts located in the 7th Legislative District received a combined $275,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grant funding.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) announced today that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awarded Linesville Borough more than $6 million in grant and loan funding to improve water quality and infrastructure.
GROVE CITY – The emergency medical services (EMS) crisis is sweeping the Commonwealth. Reps. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) and Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) brought emergency responders and health care professionals together to testify before the House Majority Policy Committee on the issues they face.
WHAT: Reps. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) and Parke Wentling (R-Mercer/Crawford/Erie/Lawrence) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a hearing on the EMS crisis Pennsylvania is facing. The committee will receive testimony concerning funding problems, staffing shortages, delayed response times, quality of care issues and the future path of the ambulance service in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) announced his bill to spur job creation and encourage capital investment in Pennsylvania, unanimously passed the House on Wednesday.
WEST SPRINGFIELD – As a way to honor our country’s greatest heroes, Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) was joined by veterans and members of the community in dedicating U.S. Route 20 as the Pennsylvania Medal of Honor Highway on Friday.
WHAT: Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer), veterans and members of the community will commemorate our country’s greatest heroes through the dedication of the Pennsylvania Medal of Honor Highway in Erie County, which is a result of the hard work and extensive collaboration on getting legislation signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) is reminding residents that his upcoming event, which will address illegible and damaged license plate replacements, with free license plate replacements, will take place in less than one week.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) announced he is partnering with the Jamestown Borough Police Department to help constituents with free replacement of license plates that have become difficult to read.