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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced that three schools in the Sharon City School District will receive a total of $73,440 in grant funding awarded under the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) has introduced a resolution that urges Congress to eliminate emissions testing regulations. He released the following statement on House Resolution 172:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) says the borough of Greenville will be getting $327,081 through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” program. This money will be used to update signal equipment at Main Street (Route 358) and Columbia Avenue (SR 4011).
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Commonwealth is getting more than $1.16 billion in federal funding to expand broadband access to underserved areas. The funding is coming through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (authority) will administer the funding.
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.
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.
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.