December 17, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Frick Tri-County Federal Credit Union to mark the opening of its new location in Washington (moved from Jefferson Avenue to Beau Street).
December 15, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD), a non-profit tuition-free school that provides academic and extracurricular programs to deaf and hard of hearing children from 54 counties across Pennsylvania. Also pictured: Matt Campion (Director of Institutional Advancement); Kai Miller (student ambassador); and Joan Stone (Interpreter).
December 1, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends a meeting of the Daisy Girl Scout Troop 51945 in Washington and helps the girls earn their yellow petal (or badge), which stands for the part of the Girl Scout Law, “Friendly and Helpful”.
December 8, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta questions a testifier on Act 537, or the PA Sewage Facilities Act, during a public hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee of which she serves as Vice Chair.
December 8, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta was honored to spend time with Major General James Joseph and members of the Pennsylvania National Guard during National Guard Day at the State Capitol Building.
November 20, 2015 – During time spent at the Residence at Hilltop, Senator Bartolotta visits with Betty Huzway, a friend and former neighbor.
November 20, 2015 – Senators Bartolotta and McIlhinney tour a gas drilling rig in operation and capped wells at a finished site at Range Resources and MarkWest Energy Partners.
November 20, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta enjoys the annual festivities of Monongahela’s “Light up the Night” event to kick-off the holiday season and is pictured with local residents from the community.
November 19, 2015 - Senator Camera Bartolotta and the Senate Aviation Caucus toured the Washington County Airport with the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County (RAWC) and airport officials to take a look at how focused investment, key policy decisions, and public-private partnerships have helped to grow the facility and establish it as an economic engine. Also pictured (L-R) Senator David Argall – Chairman of the Senate Aviation Caucus, William McGowen – Executive Director of RAWC, and Brianna Casciola of Skyward Aviation.
November 17, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta spends time with members of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) during their lobbying day at the State Capitol Building. Those pictured include: Joe Grennan, MD, Medical Director, UPMC Passavant; Maurielle Stacy, Dental Resident, Children's Hospital; Phoebe Handler, Registered Nurse, Magee-Women's Hospital; and Alison Archer, Nurse Clinician, UPMC Shadyside.
November 17, 2015 – During a joint public hearing of the Senate and House Coal Caucuses, Senator Bartolotta questions those testifying on the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's final "Clean Power Plan" on coal and associated industries.
November 12, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours Community Action Southwest (CAS) with Marsha Mucci, Head Start teacher, Brenda Fronzaglio, Early Childhood Services Director and Darlene Bigler, CAS Chief Executive Officer.
November 11, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joined the Montour Trail Council and PennDOT in opening the new SR50/SR980 realignment and Montour Trail Bridge project in Cecil Township, Washington County. Also pictured (L-R): Rep. Jason Ortitay, Ned Williams of the Montour Trail Council and Cecil Township Supervisor Andy Schrader.
November 11, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta pays tribute to veterans and all servicemen and women who have served this country during the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Veterans Day Ceremony and their laying of the wreath. Also pictured is Congressman Tim Murphy, Representative Jason Ortitay, Representative Brandon Neuman and other current and former members of the military.
November 7, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta shows her appreciation for veterans who have served this country by participating in the Waynesburg Veterans Day parade.
November 7, 2015 – During the Veterans Day parade, Senator Bartolotta spends time with Doug Wilson and others from his group of Civil War reenactors.
November 6, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends the Citizens Liaison Committee meeting at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) of Greene County to tour the facility and discuss the progress and programs of SCI. Among some of those pictured are Robert Gilmore (Superintendent of SCI Greene); Rep. Pam Snyder; Blair Zimmerman (Greene County Commissioner); Loreen Bencie (Senator Toomey’s office) and others.
November 5, 2015 – Senators Bartolotta and Jake Corman, Senate Majority Leader, tour the MarkWest Houston Processing and Fractionation Facility, which is the largest processor of natural gas in Marcellus, with fully integrated processing, fractionation, storage, and marketing operations.
November 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours the former YWCA building in Washington County which is under construction and to be used for the Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living's (or TRIPIL) new facility.
November 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta visits the Perryman Company, a manufacturer of specialty titanium products, in the California Technology Park, Washington County, and is pictured with Kenny George, a machine operator who explains how these briquettes of precisely mixed metals go into making the specialty titanium products.
November 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta takes time to see the 6-ton Titanium ingots after the melting process and before they are turned into raw materials, along with Bob Griffin, Economic Development Director of the Redevelopment Authority of County of Washington (RACW); Ingo Grosse, General Manager of Melting Operations at Perryman Co.; and Steve Wiencek, Assistant Executive Director of RACW.
November 4, 2015 - Kenneth Donahue, President of Rose Plastic USA, provides an overview to Senator Bartolotta of his company located in California Business Park which employs over 75 local men and women in their plastic manufacturing operation, which creates specialty packaging options for many companies around the world.
October 30, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins a meeting to discuss the next steps in repurposing the former Monongahela Education Center (MEC) property and ultimately bringing about a positive result for the community and its residents. Also pictured: Bob Kepics, Mayor of Monongahela; Douglas J. Skowron , Attorney and President of DJS Ventures Inc.; Antoniette Paliotta, owner of the former MEC building; Venitia Commons, LLC; and Gabriella Paliotta.
October 26, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta addresses colleagues from the Senate and House of Representatives during a joint hearing of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees on the subject of property tax relief for disabled veterans.
October 23, 2015 – During the 2015 Annual Joint Meeting of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America, Senator Bartolotta provides an update on legislative issues facing the coal industry and the importance of coal to both the 46th Senatorial District and nation.
October 21, 2015 – Music therapists and advocates visit with Senator Bartolotta at the State Capitol Building during their legislative day to share their support for a bill that would establish a State Board of Professional Music Therapy Licensure.
October 20, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta meets with Kevin Gourley of UniqueSource and Joanna Greco of the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC), Inc. during their “Day on the Hill” held at the State Capitol Building.
October 16, 2015 - Senator Camera Bartolotta tours Sarris Candy in Canonsburg with third-generation chocolatier Athena Sarris Simms.
October 15, 2015 – Senator Camera Bartolotta learns to operate a trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington County.
October 15, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends the Greene County Association of Township Officials 100th Anniversary Convention at the Jefferson VFD in Greene County. Also pictured: Dave Sanko (Executive Director of PA State Association of Township Supervisors – PSATS), Tim Horner (Presidents, PSATS) and Shirl Barnhardt (President-Elect of PSATS and Supervisor of Morgan Township, Greene County).
October 15, 2015 – Senator Camera Bartolotta and Scott Becker, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, stand outside the trolley used in the filming of the popular children’s show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. (This trolley is only one of more than 50 that the Museum has in their collection.)
October 7, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta attends a kickoff meeting in Morris Township, Greene County to announce a new community center complex and preliminary details for a residential housing plan. The plans are the culmination of more than seven years of planning and cooperation between the Morris Township Supervisors (Chairman Roger Creech, VC Glenn Adamson, and Bob Keller) and officials from CONSOL Energy and other government and industry partners.
October 6, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta met with representatives of the local chapter of the Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women to discuss their advocacy for legislation. Pictured left to right: Kathy Tirimacco, Kathleen Smith, Terri Startare, Patricia Milioto, and Jill Shook.
October 2, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta speaks with Representative Pam Snyder at the Greene County Senior Fair held at the county fairgrounds in Waynesburg.
October 2, 2015 - Local residents from Greene County talk with Senator Bartolotta during the Greene County Senior Fair.
October 2, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta participates in a ceremony to break ground on a new men's shelter, kitchen and dining facilities at the Washington City Mission. Among those pictured are Dean Gartland, President of the City Mission; Rep. Brandon Neuman; Washington County Commissioner Harlan Shober; Washington City Councilman Joe Manning; and members of the City Mission Board of Directors.
September 30, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta introduces Andrew Place, a constituent of Greene County and nominee to serve as a commissioner to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, to members of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.
September 30, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta addresses the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry during its DEP quarterly event and Energy and Environmental Forum to discuss the state budget impasse, energy, taxes and jobs.
September 26, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins the Washington County Commissioners and others to participate in a ceremony to kick-off the 28th Annual Cecil Township Fall Festival.
September 22, 2015 – During “Recovery Advocacy Day” held at the State Capitol Building, Senator Bartolotta meets with Matthew Tutay and Ashley Potts of Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc. and Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director of the Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission, to discuss Act 139, a law which provides for expanded access to Naloxone and Good Samaritan protection for those seeking help in an overdose situation.
September 21, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attended a meeting of the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control Committee of which she is a member and where Andrew Heath, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, provided a presentation.
September 11, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta served as the keynote speaker at the Carmichaels 9/11 Memorial Service and is pictured with Representative Pam Snyder and members of the law enforcement community.
September 11, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends the Rice Energy Marcellus Mania 2015 check presentation where Rice Energy COO Toby Rice and his team presented over $600K in donations to 39 first responder organizations from around Washington and Greene Counties. Also present: Rep. Pam Snyder and Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughn.
September 11, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta reflects on the events of 911 during a memorial service in Eldersville.
September 9, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Hampton Inn and Suites in the California Technology Park located one mile from California University of Pennsylvania.
September 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours TRIPIL (Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living) in Washington, which brings together individuals sharing common problems in equal access, education, housing, employment, attendant care, transportation, and access to technology.
September 4, 2015 – During a visit to the Big Knob Grange Fair, Senator Bartolotta, Senator Vogel (R-Beaver), Secretary Redding of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and others congratulate Barbara Blank, recipient of the “Outstanding Fair Ambassador Award”.
September 2, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends the “2015 Keystone Reclamation and Mine Safety Awards” program in Seven Springs with individuals from Consol Energy’s Bailey Mine and John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance. Consol Energy is the recipient of the “Keystone Mine Safety Award” for the category of Longwall Mine.
September 1, 2015 – Noble Energy, Inc. held an event to announce its donation of a new clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) powered van to Arc Human Services. I was pleased to join Rep. Brandon Neuman; Jim Settembrino, Executive Director of ARC Human Services; RJ Moses, Noble Energy Operation Manager; and Rep. Jim Christiana for this announcement.
August 30, 2015 – During the Mon Valley Care Center Classic Car Cruise, Senator Bartolotta awards the “Best in Show” trophy to the winner.
August 29, 2015 –Senator Bartolotta and Carol Frye, Treasurer of the Monongahela Historical Society, participate in a self-guided walking tour through downtown Monongahela. The tour includes interactive videos accessible from a smartphone to narrate the history and happenings at more than 20 historic landmarks throughout the city.
August 27, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends a neighborhood watch meeting held at the Fairhill Manor Christian Church in the 7th Ward of Washington to listen to various concerns from area residents.
August 22, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta spends time with two members of the C-54 Spirit of Freedom flight crew at the Greene County Airport’s S.O.A.R. (Support our Aviation Resources) “Aviation Day” event to promote aviation and the importance of local airports.
August 22, 2015 - The Marianna Field and Stream Club held its annual fishing derby and Senator Bartolotta takes a moment to pose with this lucky winner of a new sleeping bag.
August 21, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta talks with officials from the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and community representatives from Greene County at the first meeting of the (newly renamed) Re-Vision Ryerson Station State Park - Task Force. The group will make plans for public meetings, community engagement, work groups, and more to begin planning projects that will transform Ryerson into a destination park for the entire region.
August 21, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins U.S. Senator Robert Casey and other elected representatives from Washington County at Community Action Southwest to support a proposal to expand federal funding for the Head Start Program.
August 18, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta participates in a meeting with Donora Mayor Don Pavelko; Dr. Quinton Bullock, President of the Community College of Allegheny College (CCAC); members of Donora Borough Council; and Washington County Commissioners Harlan Shober and Larry Maggi to discuss the possibility of a CCAC satellite campus in Donora.
August 18, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours a Coca Cola warehouse located in Houston (Washington County) with Robert McAfee, Vice President of the Pittsburgh Market Unit; DeAnn Baxter, Manager of Public Affairs and Communications for the Pittsburgh Market Unit; Matt Rogos, Distribution Center Manager; and Jeremy Falletta, Warehouse Manager.
August 18, 2015 – During a ceremony hosted by Congressman Tim Murphy, Senator Bartolotta presents a Senate certificate to John DeFilippo of Peters Township who served with the 35th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War where he sustained injuries earning him the Purple Heart
August 17, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends the Washington County Agricultural Fair, an event held annually at the fairgrounds to celebrate Western Pennsylvania heritage, culture and community, as well as provide fun and entertainment for families.
August 11, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta and others participate in a bus tour organized by the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee to get a firsthand look at the effects of blight and discuss local challenges and potential solutions to remediate blighted properties in the Mon Valley.
August 11, 2015 – State and local government officials as well as housing experts spend time at the former Donora Elementary Center, the final stop of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee’s tour of blighted and abandoned properties.
August 11, 2015 – Members of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, state representatives and countywide and statewide housing experts take a look at blighted properties throughout the Mon Valley.
August 11, 2015 – During a public roundtable discussion on the issue of blight and neighborhood revitalization, Senators Bartolotta and Scott Wagner listen as Mayors Lou Mavrakis (Monessen) and Don Pavelko (Donora) share their concerns.
August 8, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta and Representative Pam Snyder participate in the dedication of the Army Corporal Thomas R. Matty Interchange near the West Brownsville/Fredricktown exit on the Mon-Fayette Expressway.
August 7, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends a bridge dedication event in memory of Army Corporal Richard W. Kowalewski, Jr. in Carmichaels; she is joined by Representative Pam Snyder and members of Corporal Kowalewski’s family.
August 6, 2015 – The Pittsburgh Film Office holds a press conference to unveil the Milken Institute's findings of the state of the region's entertainment industry; pictured (L to R): Dawn Keezer, Director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, Senator Bartolotta, Senator Kim Ward and Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa.
August 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta participates in a discussion with Charleroi School District Superintendent Ed Zelich, members of the Charleroi School Board and the Charleroi School District Education Foundation, along with principals, teachers, and other district staff. Discussion focused on education issues and successes that Charleroi School District has been experiencing in recent years.
August 4, 2015 – During a visit to the Charleroi School District Campus, Senator Bartolotta spends time talking with Mark Killinger, Elementary School Assistant Principal; Dr. Patricia Mason, High School Principal; Adam Brewer, Middle School Principal; Amy Nelson, High School Assistant Principal; and Mr. Ed Zelich, Superintendent.
August 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta passes through the gymnasium on a tour of the Charleroi School District Campus with Alex Short, student tour guide; Ed Zelich, superintendent; and Brittany Claybaugh and Kyra Watkins, student tour guides.
July 30, 2015 – During a visit to the LeMoyne Community Center in Washington, Senator Bartolotta listens as Joyce Ellis, Executive Director, shares a motivational speech to students before the beginning of their school day. Programs offered at the Center engage students in out-of-school and after-school programs and activities and ultimately contribute to crime reduction in the community and assist with helping those obtain higher skill-level jobs.
July 30, 2015 – Dean Gartland, President/CEO of the Washington City Mission, provides a tour of the Mission to Senator Bartolotta including the newly installed trailers which will be used to temporarily house residents following damage caused by a fire at the men’s main housing facility.
July 29, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends an informational meeting with public officials including those from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to discuss the RT 519 Corridor improvement plan. Pictured (L to R): Rep. Brandon Neuman, Liberty Hill (D-12 Plans Engineer), Nancy Kolenc (D-12 Project Manager for RT 519 Corridor Improvment), Senator Bartolotta, Joe Szczur (District Executive for PennDOT District 12), and Rachel Duda (D-12 Assistant District Executive – Design).
July 27, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours the Keystone Mountain Lakes (KML) Carpenters Apprentice Training Center and union headquarters with Rick Okraszewski.
July 25, 2015 - During a visit to the Ripepi Winery located in Monongahela, Senator Bartolotta enjoys music, wine, food and friends.
July 25, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta attends the Legislative Shoot with members of the Beaver County Sportsmen Conservation League, Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and Beaver Valley Rifle and Pistol Club and is shown various firearms including a cannon and machine gun. Also pictured (L to R): State Rep. Jim Marshall and State Rep. Jason Ortitay.
July 23, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta serves as the keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Grade Cruel Oil Coalition (PGCC) annual membership meeting which took place at the Drake Well Museum in Titusville.
July 21, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta attends a check presentation benefiting the West Finley Fire Company. Also pictured (L to R): John Garrett (President, West Finley Volunteer Fire Company), Steve Emery (Fire Chief, West Finley Fire Volunteer Fire Company), Chuck Minshew (Director, Columbia Midstream Operations), and Kathy Emery (Treasurer, West Finley Volunteer Fire Company).
July 21, 2015 - Megan Detwiller and Barb Raitano provide a tour of the Senior LIFE Washington facility to Senator Bartolotta.
July 20, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta is pleased to attend a meeting of the River Towns Group to discuss plans for an accessible boat ramp near the Monogahela Aquatorium.
July 17, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association to celebrate the opening of a new ramp.
July 17, 2015 - Joined by historic reenactors, Senator Bartolotta attended the annual Whiskey Rebellion dinner which benefits the Bradford House in Washington, Pennsylvania.
July 14, 2015 – During a joint hearing of the Senate and House of Representatives Transportation Committees, Senator Bartolotta questions testifiers on various legislative proposals that would enhance the safety of highway workers, drivers and pedestrians
July 11, 2015 – The winning teams of the California University Future Pilots League contest took a flight in Senator Bartolotta’s plane over Washington. Skyward Aviation assisted with its donation of fuel and pilot.
July 10, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Seezuns in Charleroi. Also pictured: Cindy Poskon, store owner; Vicki Brown; John Poskon; and Eric Porter.
July 9, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta spends time touring and talking with members of Pennsylvania CareerLink Mon Valley about the training and career services they provide to local job seekers in the community.
July 9, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta presents a Senate citation honoring the Jefferson-Morgan girls softball team on their 2015 WPIAL Championship. Others present include: Rep. Pam Snyder, host of the event; Greene County Commissioner Blair Zimmerman, school board members and parents and students from the school.
July 8, 2015 – Fallowfield Township Supervisors – Bruce Smith, Earl Sadler and Wib Caldwell – hold an informative meeting with the parks and recreation board and other experts regarding a future park project for the township.
July 7, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta and Jim Johnston, Facility Manager for Caterpillar, Inc., take a moment for a photo op during their tour of the organization’s coal mining equipment manufacturing facility in Houston, PA.
July 7, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta observes as Caterpillar employees demonstrate their new state-of-the-art Virtual Reality 3-D Training System which allows engineers and technicians to test repairs and other configurations on machines before deploying them in the field.
July 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta and Rep. Jason Ortitay (middle), along with a group of volunteers (including L-R: Bill Rumpf, Angela DeThomas, Dave Bordati, & Mike George) get ready to step off on the Canonsburg 4th of July Parade. Canonsburg hosts the second largest 4th of July parade in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 50,000 people lining the streets to watch the hundreds of parade groups.
July 2, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta talks with Harlan Shober, Jr., Washington County Commissioner, during the lineup for the McSummerfest Parade in McDonald Borough, Washington County.
June 30, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta stands with leaders and other members of the Senate and House of Representatives to mark the passage of the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 which includes a spending plan that is balanced and responsible with no tax increases and dedicates more than $200 million in new resources for education.
June 25, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins Senator Argall (R-29) and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations (PCTA), the grassroots organization which wrote and supports Senate Bill 76 (property tax elimination measure), for a discussion.
June 24, 2015 – During a meeting of the Senate Transportation Committee, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Senator Bartolotta share details on Senate Bill 887, legislation which they have sponsored to better protect highway workers and emergency personnel in work zones.
June 23, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, representatives of business, labor and energy consumers and colleagues from the Senate and House of Representatives for a press conference to discuss the benefits of shale gas development and share opposition to a severance tax on the natural gas industry.
June 20, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta and Congressman Tim Murphy tour the Washington County City Mission with Dean Gartland, President/CEO, and observe the significant damage recently caused by a fire; information on city mission fire damage relief can be found at www.citymission.org.
June 17, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta questions members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board during a hearing of the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee regarding various reforms being proposed to the state’s Gaming Law.
June 16, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta recognizes Gavin Teasdale, a rising sophomore at Jefferson-Morgan High School in Greene County and 2014-15 PIAA State Class AA Individual Wrestling Champion in the 106-pound weight class; they are joined by Gavin’s mother, Kristin, and Karrington, his sister.
June 16, 2015 – Ana Iuliucci, a rising sophomore at Chatham University and summer intern in the Canonsburg District Office, and Debby McKinney, staff member in the Monongahela District Office spend time with Senator Bartolotta in the Senate Chamber.
June 16, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins Senators Argall and Folmer and other members of the Senate to introduce Senate Bill 76 – the Property Tax Independence Act – legislation that would eliminate all school property taxes.
June 9, 2015 – Members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers from Aliquippa stopped by to visit Senator Bartolotta during the Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association's (PACA) 5th annual Apprenticeship Awareness Day held at the State Capitol Building.
June 6, 2015 – The 2015 Tails for Trails Walk on the Montour Trail held in memory of Frank Ludwin drew a number of supporters including Congressman Tim Murphy and Senator Bartolotta.
June 5, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta serves as commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony for West Greene Middle-Senior High School. Joined by Superintendent Thelma Szarell; Scott Sakai, principal; and Jed Hamberger, assistant principal.
June 4, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta addresses members of the Washington County Sportsmen and Conservation League at the organization’s meeting which took place at the Canonsburg Sportsmen’s Club.
June 3, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta questions Abraham Key, President/CEO of PONY Baseball and Softball, during his testimony before the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee where he shared the organization’s impact on the tourism industry in Washington County.
June 1, 2015 - A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) held its annual Pennsylvania Motorcyclist Rights Rally in the State Capitol Building which Senator Bartolotta attended alongside constituents from Greene County, Denny Walk and family.
May 28, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta visits the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and steps back in time to observe a number of historic pieces of "transportation art" with Bob Jordan (left) and Tom Rooney (right).
May 27, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta congratulates the historic Bradford House in Washington for celebrating 50 years and for receiving a $40,000 grant from Washington County Tourism to expand upon its marketing and tourism efforts.
May 23, 2015 - In honor of Memorial Day, Senator Bartolotta speaks at the Mon Valley Memorial Park service and joins other local government officials and members of the community to remember fallen heroes and those who have served.
May 23, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta spends time with Sam and Beverly Minor at the Spring House for the annual Farm Heritage Day - sheering sheep, milking a cow, petting baby animals and tasting ice cream.
May 23, 2015 - Area volunteers and Senator Bartolotta plant a green space with the Western PA Conservancy in Washington.
May 23, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta participates in the NAMI Washington County 5th Annual Anti-stigma Walk.
May 22, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta addresses a group at A Celebration of Recovery, an event hosted by the Washington County Behavioral Health and Development Services and the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission to celebrate recovery and raise awareness for mental health services, drug and alcohol addiction services, and other behavioral health issues.
May 22, 2015 - Abe Key, President/CEO of PONY Baseball and Softball, talks with Senator Bartolotta and provides a tour of their facility in Washington. PONY was founded in Washington in 1950 as a six team league and has grown to include more than 500,000 players across the world.
May 21, 2015 – Students from West Greene Middle School and their teacher, Jeff Pollander, are recognized and congratulated by Senator Bartolotta for capturing the Edmentum Master Challenge. The contest challenges students to earn as many “Study Island Blue Ribbons” as they can during the month of October by demonstrating a mastery score of 70% or more on school assignments.
May 20, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta tours the Corner Cupboard Food Bank located in Waynesburg, Greene County and talks with food bank director, Meribeth Coote, about their operations and the importance of public assistance and donations.
May 16, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta talks with Representative Rick Saccone (R-39) and his wife during the Monongahela Valley Hospital gala which raised nearly $150,000 for women's breast health.
May 16, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta joins local government officials and others to congratulate World Kitchen and the Pyrex brand on its 100-year anniversary and recognizes its Charleroi roots.
May 15, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta presents a Senate certificate to the Washington County Mental Health Association for their 50 year anniversary and acknowledges the great work being provided to help those with mental health issues in the 46th Senatorial District.
Samuel Gill, Terri Campbell (Vice President of Operations from the Private Industries counsel), Mayor of Aliquippa Dwan Walker and Tim Yurcisin discuss the Head Start program in Aliquippa during Senator Bartolotta's visit to the city hall building.
May 15, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta visits Aliquippa Elementary School and observes the Head Start program, which provides early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
May 12, 2015 – Members of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners from the 46th Senatorial District meet with Senator Bartolotta and discuss their legislative priorities.
May 12, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta is honored to stand alongside Firearm Owners Against Crime, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, NRA, sportsmen's clubs, and others for the 10th Annual Second Amendment Action Day held on the steps of the State Capitol Building.
May 12, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joins Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa to announce plans to introduce legislation that would further protect highway workers, first emergency responders and others from careless and reckless drivers traveling in work zones.
May 8, 2015 – Mary Tokarczyk is presented a Senate citation by Senator Bartolotta for her 25 years of dedicated service to the Southwestern Veterans Center.
May 8, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta talks with students during Career Day at Trinity West Elementary School in Washington.
May 6, 2015 – The Pennsylvania Hunger Caucus Co-Chairs, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Representative Jake Wheatley, and other caucus members including Senator Bartolotta hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the next growing season of the Capitol Hunger Garden. This garden is maintained by volunteers to grow fresh vegetables that are donated to the Central PA Food Bank and local soup kitchens.
May 6, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta participates in the planting of vegetables following a groundbreaking ceremony for the Capitol Hunger Garden.
May 5, 2015 – Governor Wolf meets "Rocky the Alligator" who Senator Bartolotta has been foster parenting in the State Capitol Building as part of an online auction coordinated through the Monongahela Aquatorium to fund their Mon Concert Series. For more information, visit www.monaquatorium.org.
May 5, 2015 – During the American Lung Association's Tobacco Advocacy Day in Harrisburg, a group of representatives talk with Senator Bartolotta on their priorities particularly relating to the budget. Pictured: Tammy Taylor and Dawn Fiori from the Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission; Karla Evans from The Prevention Network in Beaver County; and Paula DiGregory from the Northwest PA Tobacco Control Program.
May 5, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta receives a visit from Alyssa Gallagher, a student of Laurel Highlands High School in Fayette County and the 2014 Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen.
May 4, 2015 - The Senate Gas and Oil Caucus chaired by Senators Bartolotta and John Blake (D-22) held its first meeting to receive input from industry representatives and experts in the field and talk about the group’s priorities for the future.
April 30, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta served as a panelist at Senator Don White’s Annual Student Government Seminar for high school students held at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
April 27, 2015 – Members of the Senate Coal Caucus including Senators Bartolotta, Stefano, Wagner and Ward prepare to tour Enlow Fork Mine in Washington County to learn more about the long wall mining process and talk with some of the miners.
April 25, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends the grand opening of the Mt. Morris Pharmacy and is joined by Representative Pam Snyder, Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Archie Trader and others from the community.
April 23, 2015 – Members from the business community as well as local and state government officials including Senator Bartolotta participated in Senator Matt Smith’s annual “Senator for a Day” event held at Robert Morris University for local high school students.
April 22, 2015 – Homecare providers and members of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association visit with Senator Bartolotta during Advocacy Day in Harrisburg.
April 20, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta recognized the California University of Pennsylvania Women's Basketball Team on the Senate floor for capturing the 2015 NCAA title for the second time in program history. The team includes: Paige Wright, Emma Mahady, Shatara Parsons, Seairra Barrett, Kaitlynn Fratz, Lana Doran, Morgan Jennings, Miki Glenn, Irina Kukolj, Cece Dixon, Brittany Nelson and Precious Martin. Players are joined by Head Coach Jess Strom; Assistant Coach Katie Tetzlaw; Volunteer Assistant Coach Kelly Sabo; the university's Athletic Trainer Dr. Shelly DiCesaro; and President Geraldine Jones. The team carried the memory of a fallen teammate along with them --- Shanice Clark who passed away earlier this year.
April 7, 2015 – Dan Donatella, Chairman of the Beaver County Airport Authority, shares with Senator Bartolotta a glimpse of history at the Beaver County airport: C-123 Provider built in 1954.
April 7, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta visits the Aviation Academy at the Community College of Beaver County of which 27 students from nine local high schools enrolled in the initial program this winter.
April 2, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attends a public meeting regarding the Bentleyville Interchange Improvement Project and talks with PennDOT District Executive Joe Szczur.
April 2, 2015 – Individuals from the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) program educate Senator Bartolotta on the advocacy work being done for those in need of organ transplants.
April 2, 2015 – During the Southpointe Marcellus Shale Chamber Veterans Appreciation and Awareness Dinner, Senator Bartolotta congratulates and thanks Retired Army Major Robert Murray for his 20-year career of service.
March 31, 2015 – Scott Turer, Chief Financial Officer of Three Rivers Marine and Rail Terminals in Charleroi, provides a tour to Senator Bartolotta of the intermodal transportation hub which offers direct connections between river, road, and rail.
March 27, 2015 – John Pippy, former State Senator and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, speaks to Senator Bartolotta about the state of the industry while visiting the Harvey Mine in Sycamore.
March 27, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta talks with Superintendent Thelma Szarell of the West Greene School District in Greene County about the new elementary school scheduled to open its doors in September, thanks to revenue support from the coal industry.
March 26, 2015 – The Cecil Township Historical Society has plans underway for the commemoration of a coal miner memorial and pavilion in Cecil Park which Elizabeth Cowden and Bob Ware of the Historical Society share with Senator Bartolotta.
March 26, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta discusses the benefits of historic Act 13, otherwise known as the Impact Fee, with local governmental officials including Morgan Township Supervisor Shirl Barnhart.
March 17, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta congratulates Washington City Mission on the grand re-opening of their Hidden Treasures store in Washington. Also pictured: Diana Irey Vaughan, Washington County Commissioner; Larry Maggi, Washington County Commissioner; Dean Gartland, President/CEO of Washington City Mission; Brenda Davis, Mayor of Washington; and Harlan Shober, Jr., Washington County Commissioner.
March 16, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta volunteers at the Aliquippa Meals on Wheels kitchen located in the Fellowship Hall of House of Prayer Lutheran Church to prepare and deliver meals to residents of the 46th Senatorial District.
March 16, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta and Beaver County Commissioner, Dennis Nichols, discuss some of the issues and projects most important to residents of the 46th Senatorial District.
March 14, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta spends time with State Representative Brandon Neuman (D-48) and Gene Vittone, Washington County District Attorney, at the Friends of NRA Banquet in Burgettstown.
March 14, 2015 - Don DeBlasio talks with Senator Bartolotta during a spaghetti dinner served at the Muse Italian Club in Washington County.
March 9, 2015 - Rich Bufalini, President of the Hopewell Township Board of Commissioners, Norm Kraus, Township Manager, and Marie Hartman, Hopewell Township Engineer, engage in conversation with Senator Bartolotta on how they can collaborate on projects to further improve Hopewell Township, Beaver County.
March 4, 2015 - Students from the University of Pittsburgh talk with Senator Bartolotta during the annual "PITT Day", a lobby day giving the student body an opportunity to discuss with lawmakers their PITT experience as well as important issues relating to the institution.
March 3, 2015 - Members of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, including Senator Bartolotta who serves as Vice Chair, and the Local Government Committee listen to testifiers during a joint public hearing on the benefits of Act 13 Impact Fee dollars. Among those testifying was Greene County Commissioner Charles Morris.
March 2, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta joined the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and a number of her colleagues to introduce a small business tax reform package that would simplify the state's tax code. (Also pictured: Rep. Jason Ortitay and Sen. Pat Stefano.) More information on the proposals can be found at www.nfib.com/pa.
February 24, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta discusses the benefits of Act 13 of 2012, also known as the Impact Fee, with Senator Yaw, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, and Senator Hutchinson, Chairman of the Local Government Committee.
February 18, 2014 – Senator Bartolotta joins her colleagues on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee to examine reauthorization of the state’s E-911 system and consider legislation that would make it easier for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty to apply for death benefits.
January 27, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attended the first meeting for the 2015-16 legislative session of the Senate Coal Caucus, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). This group was established in recent years to help promote the coal industry in Pennsylvania and emphasize its importance to the state’s economy.
January 25, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta attended a breakfast at Saint Patrick School in Canonsburg in recognition of Catholic Schools Week. Also pictured: Rev. John J Batykefer, Dean of Students Ms Rita Polansky, and U.S. Representative Tim Murphy.
January 24, 2015 – Senator Bartolotta attended a fundraiser event hosted by the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) at the Hickory United Evangelical Presbyterian Church to benefit Mikey Lento, who has VACTERL syndrome, a disorder that affects multiple body systems.
January 23, 2015 - MarkWest Energy Partners provided Senator Bartolotta a tour of its operations in the 46th Senatorial District, including the Brigich Compression Station and the Houston Processing Plant and Rail Yard. Also pictured: Representative Jason Ortitay and Senator Pat Stefano.
January 13, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta visits the 99th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg and talks with Secretary George Greig from the state Department of Agriculture about the rich history of this event, the value of local fairs and highlights of the Farmland Preservation Program.
January 13, 2015 - The Secretary from the Department of Agriculture, Rob Boulware of Seneca Resources, Senator Bartolotta, and Representative Jim Christiana congratulate Bridget McConn of West Alexander, Washington County, for receiving a 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Award.
January 13, 2015 - Jessica Cole from Bentleyville, Washington County, receives a scholarship award during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show; congratulating her and pictured are: Secretary Greig of the state Department of Agriculture; Joseph and Kay Cole, her parents; Representative Rick Saccone; and Senator Bartolotta.
January 13, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta spends time talking with visitors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
January 13, 2015 - Chris Herr, Executive Vice President of PennAg Industries, provides a tour to Senator Bartolotta of the various farming equipment on display at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
January 6, 2015 - Senator Camera Bartolotta takes the oath of office to begin serving her first term on behalf of residents of the 46th Senatorial District in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties.
January 6, 2015 – Following the swearing-in ceremony, Senator Bartolotta is joined by other new members in the Senate including: Tom McGarrigle (R-26), Mario Scavello (R-40), Michele Brooks (R-50), Ryan Aument (R-36), and Pat Stefano (R-32).
January 6, 2015 - Senator Bartolotta is pictured with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (right) and Senator Scott Wagner following her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate Chamber.
January 6, 2015 - Friends and family traveled from southwestern Pennsylvania to the Capitol Building in Harrisburg to join Senator Bartolotta as she took the oath of office, including her daughter Devin (left) and son Dante.
January 6, 2015 - Twenty-five members of the General Assembly, including Senator Bartolotta, were sworn into office to kick off the 2015-16 legislative session.
January 6, 2015 - In addition to Senator Bartolotta, five other Senate Republicans took the oath of office for the first time on January 6. Also pictured are (left to right) Senators Ryan Aument, Tom McGarrigle, Michele Brooks, Pat Stefano and Mario Scavello.