Homeowners and renters impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn now have until Wednesday, Nov. 4, to apply for mortgage or rental assistance grants. The funding was made available through the federal CARES Act.
HARRISBURG – Seventeen fire and EMS companies in the 116th Legislative District were awarded a one-time state grant to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave unanimous, bipartisan approval to a bill this week to help address several education-related issues brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced this week that due to an alarming spike in suspicious applications for unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, additional anti-fraud and identity verification measures will be put in place.
Spotted Lanternfly have grown into adults over the summer and are now beginning to swarm. They hunt for tall structures such as trees and houses in preparation to launch themselves into the wind, look for food and find a safe place to lay their eggs. The Spotted Lanternfly poses no harm to humans; however, they disrupt outdoor activity and feed off several types of trees.
HAZLETON – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is holding satellite office services on Friday, Sept. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Conyngham Township Municipal Building, 10 Pond Hill Road, Shickshinny.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to better protect the health and safety of Pennsylvania’s children and educators during the current COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today, for a second time, requested a more detailed reporting of cases involving young people from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. There has been no response to her initial letter, which was sent on Aug. 19.
As vice-chair of the Children and Youth Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am reminding everyone it is critical that we help protect children from abuse and neglect during the current COVID-19 public health emergency by being more vigilant.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) plans to join a Conyngham Valley civic organization in remembering local residents and families whose lives have been touched by cancer on Saturday, Sept. 12. The event is part of a larger observance that will take place nationwide.
HAZLETON – Seeking to raise awareness among the Hazleton area’s Spanish-speaking community regarding the pandemic and related drug and alcohol problems, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) hosted a virtual panel discussion with local treatment and recovery experts on Thursday evening.
HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Hazleton) provided an update on her recent legislative activities and response to the COVID-19 health crisis for members of the Rotary Club of Hazleton as guest speaker during the organization’s weekly meeting, which was conducted virtually on Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Aging are warning state residents about contact tracing scams.
Student athletes and their families have been experiencing much stress and uncertainty recently regarding the resuming of sports and other activities while we continue to deal with COVID-19.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is reminding state residents of the warning signs associated with the widespread identity theft fraud ring targeting COVID-19 unemployment compensation (UC) benefits programs across the nation.
HARRISBURG – Five school entities in the 116th Legislative District have been awarded education grants for the upcoming academic year, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).
Pennsylvania drivers are reminded of two voluntary programs aimed at saving the lives of residents in emergency situations. Participation in both programs is free of charge.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a plan to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to students who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program. This program, known as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), will be temporary and is designed to bridge the gap left by school closings and help families who may have strained resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HAZLETON – The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has chosen Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) as the 34th winner of the ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award.
HAZLETON – Due to the ongoing public health crisis, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that her annual Senior Citizens Expo has been canceled.
With the summer cooling season in full swing, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is reminding consumers of the opportunity to switch energy suppliers to help save money on their monthly electric bills. A quick visit to www.PAPowerSwitch.com allows consumers in most areas of the state to choose who supplies their electricity, based on price or other factors, such as renewable energy.