Senator Yaw E-Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

Hello! Thank you for subscribing to my E-newsletter. I am honored to serve the 23rd Senate District and look forward to working with you toward building a better future for Pennsylvania!

This E-newsletter serves to keep you updated on what is happening throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties and what I am doing as your state senator in Harrisburg. I hope that you will find this E-newsletter helpful, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Gene Yaw
State Senator


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Redevelopment projects in Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties receive additional state grants.

Country View Family Farms, LLC  has selected Union County for its more than $47.3 million feed mill expansion project that will create at least 51 new good-paying jobs.

Coal interests sue to block Pennsylvania’s carbon policy.

Construction of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project in Northumberland, Union and Snyder counties continues.

PennDOT recognizes Sullivan County PennDOT for Safety Milestone.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30, 2022 – 10AM to 2PM.

Saint John Neumann Regional Academy Boys’ Basketball Team Recognized

Sen. Yaw presents Hanief Clay with a congratulatory Senate Citation

The Senate of Pennsylvania is always pleased to recognize those exceptional young athletes who, through ambition and perseverance, strive toward achievements in their competitive endeavors.

On Wednesday, I recognized the Saint John Neumann Regional Academy Boys’ Basketball Team upon winning the 2021-2022 PIAA District IV Class A Boys’ Basketball Championship.

To their great credit, the Golden Knights captured the district title by defeating Liberty High School with a score of 64 to 50. They also progressed to the final round of the PIAA State championships. Under the expert guidance of Head Coach Jamie Spencer and Assistant Coaches Bill Reed, Chris Reed and Louis Roskowski, the team members are to be commended for their continuing commitment to excellence, and they have brought great credit to themselves, their school, their communities and this Commonwealth.

Watershed and Restoration Grants Available

Applications are being accepted for Growing Greener Plus grants to help protect creeks, rivers and other waterways from pollution and restore impaired watersheds.

The funding supports projects aimed at reducing nonpoint source pollution, which is caused by abandoned mine drainage, urban and agricultural runoff, on-lot sewage systems, earthmoving, and streambank and shoreline degradation.

Eligible applicants include counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of governments, educational institutions and other authorized organizations involved in water resource restoration and protection.

Summer Camp for Teens Interested in Law Enforcement, Military

Teens ages 15 to 17 interested in a career in law enforcement or the military can apply now for a summer leadership camp held by the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania National Guard and the American Legion.

The Elmer Hafer-American Legion-State Police-National Guard Youth Camp will be held June 5-11 at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. The cost is $175.

During the camp, cadets work on team-building exercises, physical fitness training, classroom activities involving police and military careers and a marksmanship course. Cadets will also visit the State Police Academy in Hershey and Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Lebanon County. In addition, the camp offers three $1,000 scholarship awards at the conclusion of the week.

Hope Enterprises Celebrates 70 Years

L to R:  Liz Vollman (Sen. Yaw’s Office), Hope President/CEO Rob Labatch, COO Suzanne Glisan, and Board Chairman Michael Barclay.

Hope Enterprises, Inc., is celebrating the momentous occasion of its seventieth anniversary.  I was pleased to provide a congratulatory Senate Citation for the recognition. 

A nonprofit organization established in 1952, Hope Enterprises, Inc., is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing them with caring support and responsive services. It offers a variety of programs, including early learning and residential programs, Community Employment Services, an adult day care program and MaxWorx, and it has expanded to serve a seven-county region in central Pennsylvania. 

Call 811 Before Excavation Projects

Nearly half of all underground line “hits” occurring during excavations are caused by failure to contact the PA One Call system by calling 811 before digging, or failure to wait the required three business days before projects begin.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is using Safe Digging Month to remind homeowners, businesses, contractors and anyone else involved in excavation projects of the importance of calling 811 before any project begins and allowing time for utility operators to locate and mark their lines before any digging.

Hits on underground lines pose a danger to contractors, utility workers, nearby residents and bystanders. Each incident carries the possibility of serious injuries, service interruptions and costly repairs.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to rededicate ourselves to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an array of information aimed at preventing child abuse, protecting children from the risk of abuse and promoting healthy families.

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