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.

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.