Sen. Yaw’s TV Report: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury, Bureau of Unclaimed Property

HARRISBURG – On May 1st, “A Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw” takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury, Bureau of Unclaimed Property, in Harrisburg.

Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property – forgotten stocks, un-cashed checks, insurance policies, antiques and other heirlooms – and works to return them to the rightful owners. Currently, Pennsylvania is holding over a billion dollars in unclaimed property.

“Throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, there is over $15 million dollars for claim by eligible area residents,” Yaw said.  “This month’s program will discuss how the Department of Treasury can help you recover that property free of charge.  One out of every 10 state residents have property waiting for them,” Yaw added.

This month’s television report will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications/Mansfield – Channel 13
  • CATV – Channel 8
  • Time Warner, Sayre
  • Adams Cable Service, Channel 7
  • Comcast/Williamsport – Click On Demand/Get Local/Local Government/State Senate/A Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw

Please check local listings for air times.

A ‘Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw’ is intended to keep residents of the 23rd Senatorial District informed about state and local issues and to showcase the people, places and communities that make this region so unique.

Senator Yaw’s television report is also available online at, click ‘Newsroom’ and a ‘Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw’.

Senator Gene Yaw

(L to R: Sen. Yaw; Alaina Lemelin, Vault Manager; Elizabeth Foose, Communications Director at Treasury; and Michael Fedor, Unclaimed Property Bureau Director)

CONTACT:  Rita Zielonis, 717-787-3280