Mar. 05, 2020 / Weekly Roundup

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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol
Learn About Your 2nd Amendment Rights

I will be hosting a concealed carry seminar on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Point Marion Fire Hall, One Cheat St., Point Marion.

This seminar includes presentations focusing on the important aspects of the Second Amendment and gun owner rights. Concealed carry permit holders or those looking to obtain a concealed carry permit are encouraged to attend.

Presenters include Kim Stolfer, president of Firearms Owners Against Crime; Miriam Ofsanik, firearms instructor for the Purple Gun; Alex Grote, Pennsylvania State Trooper; as well as representatives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

While the seminar is free to attend, space is limited and spots are filling fast. Please reserve your spot online by clicking here or by calling 724-438-6100.
Recognizing a Local WWII Veteran

This week, I had the honor of meeting Elmer Kisner, a World War II veteran on hospice at Laurel Ridge Center in Uniontown. I enjoyed hearing about Elmer’s life, his tours in Germany and France, and how proud he is to have stayed so healthy for so long after retirement. God bless Elmer and all of our veterans who have sacrificed so much to secure our safety and freedom.

Fayette Countians: Electronic Recycling on April 25

Fayette County residents are invited to participate in an electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Uniontown Mall in the parking lot by JC Penney’s. Fees will apply.

There are no fees for electronics accepted at the Goodwill Recycling Center.

Please contact Sheila Shea for more information at or 724-430-4884.
Turnpike Commission Offering Summer Jobs

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is accepting applications for its summer employment program. Available positions include toll collector, maintenance, clerical, engineering and information technology.

All eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age and completed a secondary education program such as high school or GED at the time of hiring. Applicants will also be subject to a Pennsylvania criminal background check screening.

Toll collectors must be available to work any of the three shifts during a 24-hour period, including weekends and holidays on the basis of a 40-hour week. The pay is $12 per hour for toll collectors, maintenance and clerk positions. It is $14.50 per hour for engineering and information technology positions.

The summer employment program runs between May 1 and Sept. 30. Those who participated in the program previously must re-submit an application for consideration.

All applications MUST be submitted online at, and applicants should select “SUMMER WORK” in the first step of the registration process. Copies of online applications should be sent to my Harrisburg office by Friday, April 10.
Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Program in Effect

As of Wednesday, March 4, drivers speeding through certain active work zones in the state could find themselves being cited for the offense through the new Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program.

Designed to slow traffic and improve safety for both highway workers and travelers, the program is being operated by a partnership of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania State Police.

The AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits using electronic speed timing devices. Work zones will be marked with signage in advance of the enforcement area, and the systems are operational only in active work zones where workers are present. Locations are posted on the project website,

A 60-day pre-enforcement period, which has been in place since January, ended earlier this week. Now, registered owners who are found to be speeding will receive a warning letter for a first offense, a violation notice and $75 fine for a second offense, and a violation notice and $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to driver’s licenses.
Spring Ahead: Turn Clocks Ahead One Hour This Weekend

Daylight saving time will begin on Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. Be sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before going to bed.

This is also a good time to check and/or change batteries in both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms should also be replaced every 10 years.
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