LEMONT FURNACE – Ongoing efforts to improve broadband and cellphone coverage for rural areas across the Commonwealth was the focus of a House Republican Policy Committee hearing Tuesday in Fayette County. The hearing was hosted by Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) and Charity Grimm Krupa (R-Fayette), along with committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington).
HARRISBURG – In an effort to ensure animal sedatives are used for their intended purposes, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced his bill, which would criminalize illicit possession of xylazine with a veterinary use exemption, passed the House by a 169-34 vote.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced he will be hosting a second free license illegible plate replacement event on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at his Somerset district office, located at 1808 N. Center Ave., Suite 200, in Somerset.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) announced that a project for Shade Creek is receiving a portion of $38.76 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2023 Abandoned Mine Lands and Acid Mine Drainage (AML/AMD) Grant Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset), House Republican designee to the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA), announced today that the authority is asking for public input after it drafted its first volume of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
HARRISBURG- Legislators will soon introduce a package of bills to combat the deadly “Tranq” drug epidemic destroying lives throughout the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – A multi-year plan key to securing more than $1 billion in federal resources to expand broadband access to hundreds of thousands of locations across the Commonwealth was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) is reminding residents that he will be hosting a free illegible license plate replacement event on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 4-6 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced today that that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awarded an $877,000 low-interest loan to Salisbury Borough to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced his original district office, located at 301 Georgian Place in Somerset, will be closed tomorrow, May 31, for moving. The new location, 1808 N. Center Ave., Suite 200 in Somerset, is between Walmart and Lowe’s.
HARRISBURG – As the House Republican designee for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced that the authority will begin the process of disbursing $200 million of federal funding in the Pennsylvania Broadband Infrastructure Program. The program aims to boost broadband deployment to aid unserved and underserved communities in the Commonwealth.
SOMERSET – Sen. Patrick Stefano (R-32), Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced today that $1,211,642 in state grants have been awarded to eight communities in Somerset County.
HARRISBURG – As the House Republican designee for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced today that Michael Baker International, a Pittsburgh-based company, was unanimously named the entity to help the Authority maximize the effectiveness and amount of all federal funds to be received by the Commonwealth for broadband buildout in rural areas.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) announced today that New Centerville Rural Volunteer Fire Company will receive $519,156 in funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for renovation and expansion of the Farmer’s and Thresherman’s Jubilee grounds.
NEW BALTIMORE–A local Vietnam War serviceman who died in the line of duty was honored on Saturday, Oct. 15, when a Bedford County bridge was dedicated in his memory.
WHAT: The bridge located on T.R. 413 on Grasser Road in Juniata Township, Bedford County, over the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at the intersection of New Baltimore Road, will be designated the Army Specialist Four Harold Phillip Grasser Memorial Bridge. Grasser, a Manns Choice native, was killed in action on April 30, 1968, during the Vietnam War at the South Vietnam Go Cong Province.
“It’s important that we do everything possible to protect and enhance wildlife habitats at Somerset Lake to attract outdoor enthusiasts to this great lake,” said Metzgar. “I am thankful to see this project receive crucial funding so anglers can take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.”
HARRISBURG?– Following the news of UPMC’s announcement of its intention to close In Touch Hospice in Somerset Township, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) is expressing major concern over the health and well-being of patients who depend upon this service.
HARRISBURG– Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, announced his committee moved a constitutional amendment aiming to privatize the sale of liquor in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG?–?A local Korean War serviceman who died in combat was commemorated on Wednesday, June 1, when a Somerset County bridge was dedicated in his memory.