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E-news Updates – April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024

E-news Updates – April 19, 2024

In this Update: Increasing Penalties for Reporting False Threats at Schools Butler Youth and Government Program Senate Approves Bill to Protect Critical Infrastructure Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 23 New Crime-Fighting Tool for the Public Youth Leadership Camp to be Held June 9-15 Five Steps to Safer Digging Increasing Penalties for Reporting False Threats […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – April 11, 2024
April 11, 2024

E-news Updates – April 11, 2024

In this Update: Bill Requiring Prosecutors to Notify ICE of Illegal Migrants Passes Senate AICUP Students Visit State Capitol Senate Approves Bill Prioritizing Community Safety Beware of E-ZPass Scam Increasing Student Transportation Safety April is National Financial Literacy Month Bill Requiring Prosecutors to Notify ICE of Illegal Migrants Passes Senate The Senate approved legislation that […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – April 5, 2024
April 4, 2024

E-news Updates – April 5, 2024

In this Update: Clarion Hospital Receives 2024 Achievement Award Upcoming Job Fair Court Ruling Helps to Safeguard Elections Survey: How Did PennDOT Do This Winter? Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Eggs, Support PA Agriculture PA Broadband Development Authority Unveils Improved Website Mobile Van Connects Veterans with Important Services, Programs Honoring Sacrifice on Gold Star Spouses Day Clarion […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – March 28, 2024
March 28, 2024

E-news Updates – March 28, 2024

In this Update: Farm Bureau Legislative Day at the Capitol Senate Votes for Athletic Trainers to Provide Important Care Supporting Firefighters, Community Safety Voter Registration Deadline is April 8 Free Tax Resource for Pennsylvanians Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 Happy Easter to You and Your Family Farm Bureau Legislative Day at […]  [Read More]

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District Office of Senator Scott Hutchinson

Oil City(814) 677-6345
229 Elm Street • Oil City, PA 16301

Butler(724) 282-1234
110 East Diamond Street • Butler, PA 16001

Warren(814) 728-2100
22045 Route 6 • Warren, PA 16365-7952

Harrisburg(717) 787-9684
337 Main Capitol • Harrisburg, PA 17120

On Saturday, I joined PA State Rep. Donna Oberlander and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society to honor David Snowberger upon receiving the 2024 Life Saver Award, along with a House and Senate Citation. 

In February, at a women’s basketball game at Seton Hill University, a spectator suffered a heart attack while standing on the track above the gymnasium floor. As Assistant Athletic Trainer for Pennsylvania Western University Clarion, Mr. Snowberger and several others ran to the man and performed CPR and used an AED device to revive him. The man was then transported to Independence Health Westmoreland Hospital. Mr. Snowberger has demonstrated an admirable concern for the safety and welfare of his fellow citizens and a willingness to put his concern into action. Thank you, David, for going above and beyond the call of duty to assure the safety of others!
Yesterday, students from the Butler Youth and Government Program stopped by the state Capitol for a tour.

The Pennsylvania Youth and Government program, which is coordinated by the YMCA, was started in the mid-1940’s to offer a realistic simulation of Pennsylvania government. Participants have opportunities to serve as legislators, judges, attorneys, lobbyists and media members.

While the primary goal of this program is the promotion of responsible citizenship, students come away from the program with much more than a greater knowledge of the inner workings of government. Thank you to all the students for stopping by!
This week, I had the opportunity to meet with Dustin McMullen, a biology and pre-med student attending Seton Hill University from the 21st Senate District. During our discussion, Dustin expressed his passion for his studies, his involvement on campus and student life, as Vice-President of Student Government, a resident advisor, a member of track and field, vice-president of the Seton Hill Honor Society and much, much more. 

What really stood out, was Dustin’s devotion to his studies and what led him to major in biology and pre-med. He talked about growing up surrounded by the medical field and how both of his parents are emergency medical technicians in the district and that his sister is also pursuing a medical career and the impact that it has had on him. Thank you, to the McMullen family for your dedication to our communities and thank you, Dustin for stopping by!
Recently, I joined Rep. Marci Mustello in presenting House and Senate citations to Chuck Crispin for his 50 years of service to East Butler Borough. Grace, his lovely wife of more than 60 years, was able to join us for the occasion.

In 1978, Chuck became East Butler’s first full-time employee and was very active in building Brandon Park in the 1980s. Throughout his career with the borough he has positively touched the lives of everyone in some manner.

Congratulations Chuck on this hard-earned retirement! We wish you all the best!
I recently joined Rep. Marci Mustello in recognizing Butler County Community College Professor David C. Huseman for his longtime service and dedication to BC3’s students and community. Last year BC3 named its Professor David C. Huseman Center for Economic Education on its main campus in recognition of his longtime commitment to promoting financial literacy, entrepreneurship and economic education. Professor Huseman has been director of the center since its beginning in 1983 and is BC3’s longest-serving employee at nearly 57 years.
A crisp morning has arrived, to provide the Great Prognosticator his due, much to our surprise! No shadow! Spring is on its way! Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!
It was great to have members of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley and Union High Schools Competitive Spirit squad - The Falcon Knights - visit the state capitol on Thursday as they were on their way to Hershey to compete in the 2A Small Varsity Division of the PIAA state championship after winning the District IX championship.  Squads from Karns City and Redbank Valley school districts were also competing at the state championship.
I recently redesigned my website - - to improve its speed, make it more user-friendly – particularly on mobile devices – and give it a fresh look so it is easier for you to get the state-related information you need. My goal is always to make your experience dealing with your government as positive as possible, whether you prefer to interact online or in person.

My offices are available to serve you with all sorts of things, including status reports on legislation, applications for Pennsylvania birth and death certificates, state tax forms, PACE/PACENET applications, voter registration forms and more.
I recently presented a Senate Citation to A&B Heating & Sheet Metal Company, Inc., in Warren on behalf of their 70th Anniversary. Founded in 1953 by Carl Papalia, it soon became a family business when his brothers Ralph and Joe joined him for more than four decades. In the early 1990s current owner, David Papalia, took sole ownership and has grown the business to twenty employees, headquartered right here in Warren County. A&B has maintained a tradition of excellence, remaining responsive to the everchanging needs and interests of the community it serves. Here’s to another 70 years! Here I am pictured with John Papalia, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry; Dave Papalia, owner; and Dave Wortman, Mayor of Warren.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Miranda Virone, professor of Occupational Therapy at Slippery Rock University and a Clarion County Native! 

Miranda expressed the importance of the work that OT’s do across the Commonwealth, especially within the mental health field. Thank you, for all of the work you do for the profession!
Last week, I joined several of my colleagues for a visit and tour of Genesis of Pittsburgh to learn more about the services they provide to pregnant women, children and adoptive families in crisis. 

Since the 1983 opening of its residence – the Genesis House – volunteers and staff have served over 1,300 young women by providing shelter, counseling and care. 

The tour was one of a series of similar site visits coordinated by Sen. Judy Ward who chairs the Senate Aging and Youth Committee and co-chairs the House and Senate Maternal and Infant Health Caucus.
Recently, I was able to join Nicholas Von Damico for his Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony and present him with a citation from the Senate of Pennsylvania. Nicholas was joined by his parents John and Terra. As a member of Troop 31, he has served as Troop Quartermaster, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. 

For his Eagle Scout Community Service Project, Nicholas constructed a memorial pavilion at the Mount Varnum Cemetery in North Washington.

Congratulations, Nicholas, on this special achievement!
I had the opportunity to meet with Jacob Hagofsky of Buttercup Campground in Butler County, recently. Jacob and other members of the PA Campground Owners Association traveled to Harrisburg to stress the importance of campgrounds and RV parks to Pennsylvania’s economy, and to the many individuals and families who enjoy visiting them every year. Entrepreneurial small business owners like Jacob truly are the lifeblood of our economy.

Meet Scott Hutchinson

Thank you for visiting my website! I am honored to represent the citizens of the 21st District in the Pennsylvania Senate. As Senator, I work to ensure that your voice is heard in Harrisburg, and I inform others in state government about the unique challenges and opportunities in Northwest Pennsylvania. If you are ever in need of state-related services or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of my offices. You can click below to read more about me.
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