Petrarca supported veto override to give school districts the right to make decisions on sports, activities

(Sep 23, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 23 – An effort to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would give school districts the authority to make their own decisions on school sports and activities, including practices, games and spectator rules, failed in the House today on a 130 to 77 vote, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, who voted for H.B. 2787 earlier this month, called today’s action extremely disappointing. “Our school districts should have the ability to develop their own plans for sports and extracurricular activities, not the governor,” said Petrarca. “They know our students, our buildings, and our communities and I still have every confidence in them to conduct these and other activities in a safe manner, just as I have continued to support our local businesses in their efforts to reopen safely. It’s time to trust our communities to do what it best, and the governor needs to stop with the mandates. Our communities have been through enough. While this virus may be with us for a while, I strongly believe that our schools and our businesses can take steps to keep people safe.” Petrarca today also voted for H.B. 2513 , which would expand capacity for restaurants and bars to a minimum of 50%, provided they comply with CDC safety guidelines. The bill would also remove the requirement of a meal with purchase of alcohol and allow patrons to sit at bars. It now Read more

 

Petrarca supports measure to allow school districts to make decisions on sports, activities

(Sep 16, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 16 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, today offered support for H.B. 2787 , which would give local school districts the power to decide what fall sports and activities are allowed, including practices, games, and spectator rules. “School districts across our state must have the discretion and the flexibility to develop their own plans, whether it’s sports, band, orchestra, or other extracurricular activities,” said Petrarca. “House Bill 2787 would do just that. Our local school district administrators know their facilities best, and I have confidence in them to conduct sporting and other events in a safe way.” Petrarca attended a news conference today and stood with his colleagues in support of the measure. The bill passed in the House and Senate and is now with the governor’s office for further action. Read more

 

Petrarca announces restaurants will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 50%

(Sep 08, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Sept. 8 – Effective Sept. 21, restaurants will be allowed to increase their indoor occupancy to 50% capacity, provided they take part in a self-certification process to ensure they will comply with all public health and safety guidelines, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Last month, Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, joined several legislators in sending a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf , demanding he lift the 25% indoor capacity restriction, citing the current restrictions as hurtful to these businesses, which have been following state health guidelines and operations. “It’s clear the governor has heard our demands and those of our restaurant owners,” Petrarca said. “From the beginning, I felt it was extremely unfair to crack down on these businesses, especially during the pandemic. While I applaud today’s announcement and it’s certainly a step in the right direction, I won’t rest until they can fully reopen, and I am confident they can do so safely for their employees and their customers.” The self-certification process, called the Open and Certified Pennsylvania program, is required for any restaurant that wants to increase indoor capacity by 50%. This self-certification must be completed by Oct. 5. Documents and information regarding the self-certification will be available online beginning Sept. 21 and will contain the following items: A list of requirements Read more

 

Petrarca supported move to end governor’s emergency declaration

(Sep 02, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 2 – In an effort to support small businesses and help communities continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca voted in favor of overriding Gov. Tom Wolf’s July veto of H.R. 836 . Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the resolution would have ended the governor’s emergency declaration, including its most recent 90-day extension. “Our communities and our businesses have suffered tremendously during the earlier shutdown in the spring, and this pandemic is not going away anytime soon,” said Petrarca. “It’s beyond time that we trust our residents and business owners to deal with this situation safely, and it’s clear they can. I support reopening all of our businesses and getting all Pennsylvanians back to work Petrarca recently joined several colleagues in calling on Wolf to lift the current 25% capacity limit for restaurants and bars. Earlier this year, he also voted in favor of bills to reopen several businesses, including real estate, hair salons, barber shops and animal grooming services. Read more

 

Petrarca: More support needed to help working Pennsylvanians on the front lines of pandemic response

(Aug 26, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 26 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca is urging the Wolf administration to do more to help frontline workers across Pennsylvania, many of whom did not receive hazard pay. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said last week’s announcement of $516,000 in federal CARES grants to employers so they could offer their employees hazard pay was certainly helpful, but it left out many other frontline employees, including emergency medical services staff, grocery store employees and pharmacy technicians. “While I understand that these grant programs are limited in the amount of funding and contain restrictions, it’s not fair to exclude workers who have been deemed to be essential and who have risked their lives to help others,” Petrarca said. “That’s why I am joining several of my colleagues in urging the administration to do more to help these workers and consider establishing another hazard pay program to help them. “These workers have put their safety on the line – and that of their families – to take care of others since the beginning of this pandemic and they should be included in any future assistance programs.” Petrarca joined several of his House colleagues in submitting a letter to the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development outlining their concerns and urging the creation of an additional hazard pay program to help Read more

 

Petrarca: $138K in funding to help historically underserved students

(Aug 25, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 25 – Approximately $138,451 in funds will be distributed to an area school district and two intermediate units to assist them in providing education services for students needing additional support under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced today. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the grants are part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and are to be used to support students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under ESSA. ESSA requires Pennsylvania and other states to develop plans to assist students based on a variety of factors, including attendance, English language learners, and students with disabilities. “We know that the pandemic has significantly impacted all of our schools, but it’s also put additional challenges on students who need and deserve additional support,” Petrarca said. “These grants will be instrumental in providing them with the support they need to help these students succeed.” The grants will be distributed as follows: Kiski Area School District (Kiski Area High School): $64,077. Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit: $29,791. Westmoreland Intermediate Unit: $44,583. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/GEER/Pages/StudentsSpecialNeeds.aspx . Read more

 

Petrarca reminds residents to report suspected child abuse, keep kids safe at home

(Aug 24, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 24 – With back-to-school season in full swing, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca wants to remind Pennsylvanians to take proactive steps to ensure children are safe at home and report any suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, who serves as the Democratic chairman of the state House Children and Youth Committee, said while many children may be heading back to school, many of them will likely be doing so remotely at home, but it’s still important to make sure they’re safe. “While there may still be fewer people interacting with children on a regular basis compared to before the pandemic, it’s vital for parents and caregivers to take responsibility for their child’s well-being and ensure their homes are safe,” Petrarca said. “That means making sure that guns and medications are safely stored out of their reach and addressing any potential fall or heights hazards around the home. When we encounter children in our daily routines, we also need to be aware of signs of potential abuse or neglect, because our children are counting on us.” Petrarca said signs of possible abuse or neglect can include, but are not limited to: Numerous and/or unexplained bruises or injuries. Chronic or pronounced anxiety and expressed feelings of inadequacy. Flinching, or an avoidance of being touched. Poor impulse control. Read more

 

Petrarca: $100K in funding to help special needs students for upcoming school year

(Aug 20, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 20 – Approximately $100,383 will be distributed to area school districts to assist them in providing education services for students with special needs, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced today. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the funding comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The grants are earmarked to provide education services for students with disabilities, including those who may have been adversely affected by COVID-19 mitigation efforts and facing additional challenges for the upcoming school year. “Our students have had to adjust to a multitude of changes and disruptions to their education due to the pandemic, and that includes our special needs students,” said Petrarca. “This funding will help school districts provide the necessary instruction and related support they need to help them with their education.” The grants will be distributed as follows: Apollo Ridge School District: $5,000 Blairsville-Saltsburg School District: $10,817 Derry Area School District: $18,549 Greater Latrobe School District: $27,992 Kiski Area School District: $30,527 Leechburg School District: $7,498 The funds will be specifically used to: Provide enhanced real-time instruction to bolster Read more

 

Petrarca: Hazard pay grants awarded to bolster frontline worker pay

(Aug 18, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 18 – Nearly $516,000 in grants have been awarded to several life-sustaining businesses to provide hazard pay to employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the following employers were awarded grants through the program: Food Retail Facilities Indiana County: Gary W. Wheatley/Saltsburg Shop and Save, Saltsburg - $30,240 Health Care Armstrong County: Pine View Personal Care Facility, Vandergrift - $14,800 Westmoreland County: Enlivant Aid (Barnes Place), Latrobe - $244,800 Latrobe Manor, Latrobe - $9,600 Sunset Ridge Personal Care Home, Derry - $4,800 West Haven Manor, Apollo - $129,960 Janitorial Services Westmoreland County: JSB Holdings Inc., Latrobe - $81,600 This reimbursement-based grant program, announced in July, was created through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The grants were administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “These front-line workers have gone above and beyond during this pandemic, putting themselves and their loved ones at risk each day in order to care for others, whether they work in health care, providing us food, or ensuring our buildings are clean and sanitized,” said Petrarca. “We know that COVID-19 has put an Read more

 

Petrarca: $800K awarded to Westmoreland County for several water, sewer infrastructure projects

(Aug 17, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 17 – The borough of Derry, Derry Township and the city of Latrobe in Westmoreland County have been awarded $807,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority grants to use toward water, sewer and flood control projects, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. “These projects are instrumental in reducing flooding, repairing and fixing sewer issues, and providing much-needed access to public sewer systems and I worked diligently to help ensure this funding was awarded,” said Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana. “I’m pleased to know that these funds will make needed repairs and protect residents from more costly repairs and infrastructure issues in the future.” Westmoreland County: Borough of Derry $250,000 in funnding requested by the Borough of Derry to replace a culvert along West Fifth Avenue and Garlane Mills waterway. $200,000 in funds to the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Derry to construct a sludge press building at the Derry Borough wastewater treatment plant. Derry Township – total of two projects: $200,000 in funding to be used to assist with storm water improvements between Penn and Maple avenues, including the construction of storm sewers and inlets to divert excess water downstream during heavy rains. $100,000 in funds to t he Derry Township Municipal Authority to e xtend sewer lines along Read more

 

Petrarca announces $300,000 in community development funding to help residents in need of housing and vital repairs

(Aug 14, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 14 – A total of $303,000 has been awarded to two community development efforts in Armstrong and Indiana counties through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the following entities have received funding: Armstrong County Community Action Agency - $153,000 to assist homeless residents who have been referred to one of the agency’s partner organizations. The funds will be used by case managers to help residents find permanent housing. Indiana County Office of Planning & Development - $150,000 for its 55+ Roof and Heating Systems Replacement Program to help income qualified Indiana County homeowners 55 or older, or disabled, with replacement of deteriorated or leaking roofs and inoperable, inefficient or unsafe heating systems. “I believe everyone deserves a place they can call home, and these funds are a wise investment to help those in need of housing and who need assistance in keeping their homes safe,” Petrarca said. Funding for PHARE is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and comes from three main sources. Since 2012, the program has received a portion of the impact fees collected from natural gas companies operating in the state with the goal of addressing the housing shortage caused by the impact of drilling. That is supplemented with two Read more

 

Local postsecondary education institutions/organizations awarded $900,000-plus in COVID safety grants

(Aug 11, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, Aug. 11 – As Pennsylvanians prepare to head back to class for the fall semester, and education organizations work to create healthy learning environments, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced that more than $900,000 has been awarded to local secondary education organizations to help guard against COVID-19. The local funding, part of $28 million in federal money allocated to colleges, universities and organizations across Pennsylvania, will help postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers in implementing public health and safety plans and help them to resume operations in the fall. “As students and staff prepare to return to campuses across our commonwealth for the fall semester, it is critical that they do so knowing that their health will be the number one priority of these higher education organizations,” Petrarca said. “Like all of us, these colleges, universities and organizations have been asked to create new policies and procedures in an ever-changing environment. This funding will hopefully help them deliver a quality education to their students – even if it’s not the typical in-the-classroom situation.” Administered by the state Department of Education, the federal funding was based on the shares of total enrollments by each postsecondary sector and the number of socio-economically disadvantaged students served by institutions. Additionally, $500,000 of the total funds were Read more

 

Petrarca: More than $2 million in funding awarded to area school districts to address health and safety during coronavirus pandemic, mitigation efforts

(Aug 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 6 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, announced that $2.147 million has been awarded to career and technical centers, and school districts in the 55 th Legislative District to support costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its mitigation efforts. “Our schools have had to make extraordinary adjustments since the onset of this health crisis and these funds can help our districts ensure that when students and teachers return to the classroom, they are able to practice social distancing, and have the supplies necessary to protect themselves against the spread of the coronavirus,” Petrarca said. “Technical education students also were impacted by the mitigation efforts taken during the pandemic, so these grants should help the schools resume operations.” The districts and amounts awarded are: Apollo-Ridge School District -- $170,316 PCCD grant. Blairsvill e-Saltsburg School District -- $179,582 PCCD grant. Derry Area School District -- $198,587; PCCD grant. Greater Latrobe School District -- $272,543 PCCD grant. Kiski Area School District -- $260,882 PCCD grant. Leech burg Area School District -- $148,532 PCCD grant. Central Westmoreland Career and Technical School -- $90,000 PCCD grant and $111,443 CTC Equity grant. Eastern Read more

 

Petrarca joins colleagues in calling on governor to lift 25% capacity limit for restaurants, bars

(Jul 28, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, July 28 – Citing troubling financial concerns facing local restaurant, bar and tavern owners, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca today joined several legislators in writing to Gov. Tom Wolf, demanding he lift the 25% indoor capacity restriction. The letter calls on Wolf to restore the 50% capacity guidelines for these establishments, adding that the current restrictions are hurting these businesses, many which have followed state health guidelines and operations. “It’s extremely unfair to crack down on all restaurants and taverns during these challenging times,” said Petrarca. “I have voted approximately 30 times in support of efforts to open up our businesses. We are at the point where we need to trust these businesses to fully reopen safely, and that includes our restaurants, taverns and bars. While 50% capacity is difficult enough in the short term, 25% is unsustainable and will lead to more local businesses closing their doors for good. Our communities cannot afford that.” The letter is co-signed by state Reps. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence; Mark Longietti, D-Mercer; Frank Burns, D-Cambria; Ryan Bizzarro, Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, all D-Erie; and Scott Conklin, D-Centre. Read more

 

Petrarca announces grants for volunteer fire companies in Armstrong, Indiana counties to combat wildfires

(Jul 21, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, July 21 – An Armstrong County volunteer fire company and one in Indiana County were awarded grants designed to help rural communities guard against the threat of wildfires, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the grants were offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. In Armstrong County, the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company was awarded a grant of $7,500. Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $8,353 grant. “Our rural communities, including those near our state forests or situated near undeveloped areas, will certainly benefit from these grants,” Petrarca said. “These funds will help firefighters with equipment purchases or specialized training to keep our residents and property safe.” Departments in communities with fewer than 10,000 residents are eligible for the grants, and recipients were selected based on vulnerability and adequacy of existing fire protection criteria. The grant program has awarded more than $14.5 million since its inception in 1982. Read more

 

Petrarca: Nearly $300K in state funds awarded to construct access road for future athletic complex in Latrobe

(Jul 16, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, July 16 – Approximately $299,200 has been awarded to the Greater Latrobe School District Parks and Recreation to begin construction on an access road as part of a larger-scale plan toward building a new athletic complex, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the Multimodal Transportation Funds would be used to construct the access road from Center Drive to the Loyalhanna Creek with a boat launch for canoes and kayaks. “This access road will also be beneficial to residents, as it will also connect them to an athletic complex that is currently underway that will include a basketball court, dog park, hiking trails and more,” Petrarca said. “What makes our communities great places to live is providing areas for relaxation and fun, and I’m pleased that I was able to assist in making this project move forward.” Act 89 of 2013 established a dedicated Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.penndot.gov/about-us/Pages/Act-89-Funding-Plan.aspx Read more

 

Petrarca: Indiana County to receive nearly $100K to help families, individuals impacted by homelessness due to pandemic

(Jul 13, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, July 13 – Indiana County Commissioners have been awarded approximately $99,640 to assist homeless families and individuals and to support efforts to prevent future homelessness, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the funds are part of the first of two allocations of Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funding distributed through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “We know many Indiana County residents, through no fault of their own, have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the loss of their homes,” Petrarca said. “These funds will provide immediate help to them and also prevent further losses by other residents who may be facing the same threat.” Approximately $19 million will be distributed statewide, with most of the funds earmarked for homelessness prevention efforts. The remaining funds will be used to provide immediate shelter, including emergency shelter services and outreach. More information can be found at the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/emergency-solutions-grant-cares-act-esg-cv/ . Read more

 

Petrarca reminds pet owners to keep their pets safe during hot weather

(Jul 01, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, July 1 – With summer officially here, it’s important that pet owners take proper precautions to keep their furry friends safe. State Rep. Joe Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said when the temperatures and humidity begin to rise, it can also adversely affect our pets, especially if they don’t have adequate shelter or water while they’re outside. “Many of us know to not leave our pets alone in a parked vehicle, but unfortunately, we still hear of pets who are neglected and left outdoors who end up becoming ill or worse,” Petrarca said. “If we’re uncomfortable during the hot, humid days of summer, imagine what it’s like for your pet – that’s why it’s so important to follow these tips to keep your pet healthy, comfortable and safe.” Petrarca, who has supported several efforts to protect pets in Pennsylvania, including Libre’s Law , recommends these tips to keep your pet healthy, comfortable and safe during the summer: Never leave your pet in a parked vehicle, even for a minute or even with the air conditioner running. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach over 100 degrees within 10 minutes. In 30 minutes, temperatures can rise to 120 degrees, which can cause your pet to suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Watch the humidity – if humidity is too high, it’s more Read more

 

Petrarca: Small businesses can begin applying for CARES act funding tomorrow to offset losses due to pandemic, shutdown order

(Jun 29, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, June 29 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca today announced small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can begin to apply for a special funding program starting tomorrow, June 30. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said the COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance Program will provide $225 million in grants to eligible small businesses to cover operating expenses during the state’s shutdown order and the transition to reopening. In addition, the funding can be used for training and guidance for owners as they work to reopen their businesses. “Our communities depend on our small businesses and helping them to get back on their feet and recover from the pandemic’s impacts is the right thing to do,” Petrarca said. “I encourage small businesses to consider applying, and please contact my office if you have questions or need assistance in doing so.” Petrarca said the funding will be available through three specific programs: $100 million for the Main Street Business Revitalization Program for small businesses that experienced loss as a result of the March 2020 order relating to the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses, including those businesses that have or will incur costs to adapt to new business operations. $100 million for the Historically Disadvantaged Business Revitalization Program for small businesses that experienced loss as a result of the Read more

 

Petrarca: Westmoreland County senior center awarded grant to use toward facility upgrades

(Jun 24, 2020)

VANDERGRIFT, June 24 – The Latrobe Center for Active Adults has been awarded a state grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to use toward upgrading and modernizing the facility, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced today. Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery helped to fund the $38,880 Senior Community Grant to the center, allowing it to make needed improvements and upgrades. “Our community’s seniors deserve a place to socialize and enjoy a variety of activities, including those they participated in prior to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Petrarca. “I was happy to help the center receive this funding to keep it an enjoyable place for our older adults for years to come.” The grants can be used by senior community centers for a variety of projects, including facility improvements, providing new or enhanced programs and services, upgrading technology, or enhancing marketing opportunities. More information on senior community centers can be found at this link: https://www.aging.pa.gov/local-resources/Pages/Senior-Center.aspx . Read more

 

Petrarca supported veto override to give school districts the right to make decisions on sports, activities
Sep 23, 2020

Petrarca supports measure to allow school districts to make decisions on sports, activities
Sep 16, 2020

Petrarca announces restaurants will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity to 50%
Sep 08, 2020

Petrarca supported move to end governor’s emergency declaration
Sep 02, 2020

Petrarca: More support needed to help working Pennsylvanians on the front lines of pandemic response
Aug 26, 2020

Petrarca: $138K in funding to help historically underserved students
Aug 25, 2020

Petrarca reminds residents to report suspected child abuse, keep kids safe at home
Aug 24, 2020

Petrarca: $100K in funding to help special needs students for upcoming school year
Aug 20, 2020

Petrarca: Hazard pay grants awarded to bolster frontline worker pay
Aug 18, 2020

Petrarca: $800K awarded to Westmoreland County for several water, sewer infrastructure projects
Aug 17, 2020

Petrarca announces $300,000 in community development funding to help residents in need of housing and vital repairs
Aug 14, 2020

Local postsecondary education institutions/organizations awarded $900,000-plus in COVID safety grants
Aug 11, 2020

Petrarca: More than $2 million in funding awarded to area school districts to address health and safety during coronavirus pandemic, mitigation efforts
Aug 06, 2020

Petrarca joins colleagues in calling on governor to lift 25% capacity limit for restaurants, bars
Jul 28, 2020

Petrarca announces grants for volunteer fire companies in Armstrong, Indiana counties to combat wildfires
Jul 21, 2020

Petrarca: Nearly $300K in state funds awarded to construct access road for future athletic complex in Latrobe
Jul 16, 2020

Petrarca: Indiana County to receive nearly $100K to help families, individuals impacted by homelessness due to pandemic
Jul 13, 2020

Petrarca reminds pet owners to keep their pets safe during hot weather
Jul 01, 2020

Petrarca: Small businesses can begin applying for CARES act funding tomorrow to offset losses due to pandemic, shutdown order
Jun 29, 2020

Petrarca: Westmoreland County senior center awarded grant to use toward facility upgrades
Jun 24, 2020