Toohil Introduces Legislation to Protect Abuse Victims

Feb. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to provide further protections for victims of domestic violence and child abuse in Pennsylvania, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced two proposals in the House of Representatives.

Toohil Seeks Vaccines for Hazleton Teachers

Jan. 29, 2021 /

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today again requested the Pennsylvania Department of Health provide an extra allotment of COVID-19 vaccines for teachers in the Hazleton Area School District.

Does Your Home Contain Radon?

Jan. 27, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

January is National Radon Action Month. An estimated 40% of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. However, residents can perform a simple test to detect this gas, which is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Toohil to Lead House Government Oversight Committee

Jan. 26, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today was appointed as majority chair of the House Government Oversight Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). Toohil served as a committee member during the last session.

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Jan. 19, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

The Pennsylvania State Police issued a disturbing warning recently about scammers using the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program as a means to steal someone’s money and/or personal information.

Toohil Retains Seat on Children and Youth Committee

Jan. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that she has been reappointed to serve on the House Children and Youth, Human Services, Professional Licensure and Rules committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. She was sworn into office for another term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 5.

USA Pork Packers Receives $1 Million Grant for Expansion, Says Toohil

Jan. 08, 2021 /

HAZLETON – USA Pork Packers (UPP) of Hazleton was recently awarded $1 million in state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to support a large- scale, multiphase expansion of its facilities and operations, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne).

Virtual Pennsylvania Farm Show Set for Jan. 9-16

Jan. 04, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

The Department of Agriculture has released the schedule for the virtual 105th Pennsylvania Farm Show. Traditionally held in Harrisburg, the department moved the show to an online event as the Commonwealth continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline Nears for Health Insurance Enrollment Through Pennie

Dec. 10, 2020 / Newspaper Columns

Pennie, the state’s new health insurance marketplace, is approaching its first enrollment deadline. Tuesday, Dec. 15, is the last day for individuals and families to purchase health coverage to start January 2021. Current and potential customers are encouraged to select a plan by Dec. 15 to ensure continuous coverage.

Hunters Can Share Their Harvest

Nov. 19, 2020 / Newspaper Columns

The state Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania Game Commission are again encouraging hunters to consider sharing their deer harvest to provide thousands of pounds of venison to people in need.