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Clarion County Library Receives More than $51,000 in Grant Funding
February 20, 2024

Clarion County Library Receives More than $51,000 in Grant Funding

Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-63) announced Redbank Valley Public Library in Clarion County has received a Keystone grant of more than $51,000 for improvements to the library.  [Read More]

E-news Updates – February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024

E-news Updates – February 15, 2024

In this Update: Committee Focuses on Rural Health Care Shielding Pennsylvanians from Cybersecurity Attacks Budget Hearings Begin Next Week Examining Massive Shapiro Spending Plan Protect Your Money by Investing Wisely Student Art Contest Raises Lyme Disease Awareness Happy Presidents Day! Committee Focuses on Rural Health Care This past week I joined my colleagues on the […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – February 8, 2024
February 8, 2024

E-news Updates – February 8, 2024

In this Update: Massive Spending Increase in Shapiro’s Budget Creates Concern Senate Hearing on Office of Administration Data Loss Senate Passes Measure Supporting a More Secure Southern Border 2023 Accomplishments: Cutting Red Tape Property Tax Relief is Available for Homeowners Massive Spending Increase in Shapiro’s Budget Creates Concern This past week, Gov. Josh Shapiro delivered […]  [Read More]

Hutchinson Says Shapiro Spending Plan is Unsustainable
February 6, 2024

Hutchinson Says Shapiro Spending Plan is Unsustainable

Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21), chairman of the state Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement after Gov. Josh Shapiro delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate:  [Read More]

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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

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337 Main Capitol • Harrisburg, PA 17120

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.
This past week at the state Capitol, I had the great honor to meet retired Pfc. U.S. Army Jessica Lynch, who addressed the state Senate to mark POW/MIA Recognition Day in Pennsylvania, which is every third Friday of September.

On March 23, 2003, while serving in Iraq, Lynch was captured after her unit was ambushed in the town of An Nasiriyah, leaving her severely injured. She was initially listed as missing in action but was being held captive by Iraqi forces. After some time in the custody of the Iraqi army regiment that had captured her, she was taken to a hospital in An Nasiriyah.

My colleague Sen. Devlin Robinson, who joined Lynch and me, was part of Marine Task Force Tarawa, which went door-to-door in An Nasiriyah to search for evidence of prisoner whereabouts. After nine days of tireless operations, actionable intelligence was collected and a special forces operation was launched to rescue Lynch. Two weeks later, the remaining soldiers who had been taken prisoner were rescued by marines in Baghdad.

Lynch became the first American POW to be successfully rescued since World War II. Nearly 82,000 Americans are still missing in action today.

Since Iraq, Lynch continued her education, became a mother and teacher, starred in a film and wrote a book. She has dealt with adversity and overcome it with courage and strength – she is an inspiration to me and many others.
I recently had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ed Judd, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, at the Clarion Venango Forest Farm Bureau Picnic. What an amazing life of service, thank you!
Jeff Miller was named the 2023 Friend of the Fair at this year’s Clarion County Fair! For anyone who has attended the fair over the last 20 years, you would recognize Jeff, as he has been the voice of the fair during the announcements. Jeff, we thank you for all of your support to the fair throughout the years! If you have not made it to the fair yet this year, you have until Sunday, July 29!
Recently, I joined Venango County Commissioners Sam Breene, Mike Dulaney and Chip Abramovic; along with State Rep. Lee James and numerous staff members of the Veterans’ Administration for a ribbon cutting of the new VA Clinic right here in Cranberry Township in Venango County.

Following this ribbon cutting ceremony, we were provided a tour of the facility, where we were able to see where nearly 2,000 local veterans will be able to receive wonderful, affordable healthcare at their convenience. Thank you to the staff, for this opportunity and for all that you do to care for our veterans!
On Tuesday, students from Forest Area School District stopped by our state Capitol for a tour. PA State Rep. Kathy Rapp and I, had the opportunity to meet with the students and discuss many exciting things currently happening within the state. To anyone who has not seen our magnificent Capitol, the summertime is a great opportunity to do so!
Today, I took to the Senate floor to introduce our summer intern, Garrett Weber. Garrett is interning in our Capitol office, proudly serving the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District and we are glad to welcome him before the Senate today. This fall, Garrett is entering his sophomore year at Penn State University, where he is pursuing a degree in Finance. 

Garrett is an active and involved student at Penn State where he is a member of the Club Rowing team, a YoungLife Leader, a Statistics Teaching Assistant and more recently joined the Nittany Lion Consulting Group. 

Outside of his academic studies and extracurricular activities, Garrett enjoys spending time outdoors - hunting, fishing, backpacking and hiking. 

In my office, Garrett has already proven to be an eager learner and quick study. He has been joining me at meetings, assisting constituents and getting to know other public officials and staff. 

Over the summer, Garrett is looking forward to gaining a greater understanding of how our system works and exploring a future career in public service. 

We are grateful to have Garrett in our office assisting us this summer!

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