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.

Wentling to Host Small Business Forum in the Shenango Valley

Apr. 11, 2023 /

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.

Wentling to Host Two Open Houses

Apr. 06, 2023 /

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.

Federal Funding Awarded to 7th District, Says Wentling

Mar. 29, 2023 /

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.

Wentling Named to Three House Committees

Mar. 08, 2023 /

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.

Wentling Opens New District Office

Feb. 10, 2023 /

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.

Bonner, Wentling Co-Host Hearing on Pennsylvania’s EMS Crisis

Oct. 12, 2022 /

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.

Bonner, Wentling to Host House Majority Policy Committee Hearing Regarding Pennsylvania’s EMS Crisis

Oct. 07, 2022 /

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.