Metzgar, Topper, Langerholc Announce Over $103,000 in School Safety Funding to Bedford County Districts

Nov. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield) today announced that school districts in Bedford County have been awarded $103,581 in Safe Schools Target Grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Metzgar, Stefano Invite Local Veterans to be Honored

Nov. 05, 2020 /

Metzgar, Stefano Invite Local Veterans to be Honored

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) will be hosting a Veteran’s Program in celebration of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., at the Somerset Country Club, located at 416 Plank Road in Somerset.

Metzgar, Langerholc Announce Activation of Hyndman Cell Phone Tower

Oct. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield) today announced that the cell phone tower in the Hyndman/Londonderry Township area of Bedford County has become operational.

Metzgar, Stefano Announce $2.5 Million in Loans for Area Water System Upgrades

Oct. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) today announced that the Windber Area Authority and Indian Lake Borough have been awarded two loans totaling over $2.5 million from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Of the total, $1.57 million will go to Indian Lake Borough, while the remaining $940,000 will go to the Windber Area Authority.

Metzgar, Topper Support Local Control for School Sports

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today showed support for local school districts by co-sponsoring legislation which would allow school districts to make their own decisions regarding fall sports and activities.

Bedford, Somerset Counties to Receive Over $101,000 from Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Say Metzgar, Dowling and Reese

Jun. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today announced that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive $101,621 from the 2019 reporting year for the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.

Somerset, Bedford Counties Moving to Green Phase on June 5

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that Somerset and Bedford counties are scheduled to transition to the green phase of the governor’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. Other counties transitioning to the green phase on June 5 include Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Cambria, Somerset County Legislators Ask, ‘Too Little, Too Late?’

May. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Both Cambria and Somerset counties are among the next 13 Pennsylvania counties being moved to the yellow phase of reopening by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. The change, which was announced Friday, will officially take place at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, May 15.

Metzgar Voices Support for Prison Safety Reform

Feb. 19, 2020 /

Metzgar Voices Support for Prison Safety Reform

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R- Somerset/Bedford) today joined the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, prison safety advocates and colleagues in the House of Representatives in demanding an immediate review of policies and programs related to prison safety reform.

Metzgar, Stefano Hosting Veterans Breakfast

Oct. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) will be hosting a complimentary Veterans Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 1, from 8:30-10 a.m., at the Somerset American Legion, located at 162 W. Main St. in Somerset.

Hunters, Anglers at Risk of Scams Through Online License Purchases

Oct. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) warns hunters and anglers to beware of scam websites that offer licenses. These websites could steal consumers’ money, as well as their personal information that could be used for identity or financial theft.

Shawnee Lake Being Drawn Down for Park Maintenance, Metzgar Says

Sep. 12, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced that the lake at Shawnee State Park in Bedford County will experience low water levels beginning Monday, Sept. 16. The lake will be lowered by approximately 5 feet for repairs and improvements at the swimming beach, as well as repairs to the dry hydrant at the Diehl Boat Launch.

Local Bridge to be Dedicated in Honor of Staff Sgt. Roger Holler, Metzgar Says

Sep. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the bridge over Little Wills Creek on State Route 96, in Bedford County, will be dedicated as the Staff Sgt. Roger (Rod) Guy Holler Memorial Bridge. A dedication ceremony will take place on Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at the bridge.

Topper, Metzgar to Host Senior Expo in Bedford

Jul. 31, 2019 /

BEDFORD – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) are teaming up to host a free Senior Expo at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Metzgar, Dowling to Host Senior Expo in Somerset

Jun. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) and Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) invite residents to attend their 11th Annual Senior Expo on Thursday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will once again be held at the Somerset County Technology Center, located at 281 Technology Drive in Somerset.