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Feb. 3, 2017
State Fire Commissioner Announces $30 Million Available for Fire and Volunteer Ambulance Grant Applicants
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay an...
Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Response Team 800 and the Department of Public Safety were joined September 28 by the Westmoreland County Commissioners for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate and officially place Hazard 800 in service. Hazard 80...
During an extreme heat event, check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day. The elderly, people with a chronic medical condition, children, homeless or poor, outdoor workers, and athletes are most at-risk to heat sickness.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and south central regions of the state. The disaster emergency proclamatio...Read on...
Harrisburg, PA - With winter weather poised to strike the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding urged Pennsylvanians to take precautions should the threat of potentially-severe storms hold true.
“Snowfall and low temperatu...Read on...
Westmoreland County DPS took possession of two 175 kW generators this week to be available during disasters to augment emergency power for municipal emergency operations in three municipalities.
The disasters of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee...Read on...
Some exciting news for one of our own Dispatchers, Rachel Kuras Nolf was able to assist a family in Murrysville on September 9th with the delivery of a healthy baby girl! Director Mertz along with his staff was able to present Rachel with a Certificate a...Read on...
Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians can use free tools available from the ReadyPA app to take simple steps to make sure they’re ready for any type of incident. September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide month-long effort to encourage households, b...Read on...
The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday,August 9, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for...
Are YOU a Veteran OR do you KNOW a Veteran?
Learn about benefits for Veterans/Spouses/Widowers
Speakers include: Matthew Zamosky, Director of Dept of Veterans Affairs in Westmoreland and Mary Jo Zubaty, RN BSN COD of Westmoreland Veterans Clinic
Provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania at participating Farmer's Markets from June 1 to November 30, 2017.
Warnings of a scheme that targets the elderly were issued Tuesday because a group of people deemed “suspicious” gained entry to a Westmoreland County resident's home.
It's been emotionally draining and heartbreaking for Peg Wiley to watch her husband slip into dementia...
Every month, she looks forward to one day in particular marked on her calendar — the second Wednesday.
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month in Monessen
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month in Charleroi
SPHS Behavioral Health will have Supportive Group for Family Members of Overdose Victims
Please see the attached document for official date/time and locations
The Behavioral Health Task Force for Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing of Allegheny County today announced the updating of the Resource Guide for Southwestern Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Providers.
This resource guide lists regiona...Read on...
Each year, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) selects an organization they are associated with as the Affiliate of the Year to recognize outstanding efforts in moving the county mission forward.
The 2017 Outstanding Affiliate of th...
Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau recently received a generous donation of 482.2 lbs. of clothing by Deluzio & Company, LLP!
Through networking, the firm learned that the Children’s Bureau keeps a “children&a...
On April 5, 2017, the Capitol Rotunda was filled with people supporting awareness of child abuse and gathering to recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals who are shining examples of people working to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengtheni...
Bailey Noll hid her heroin addiction from her young son's curious eyes.
“I never let Paxton be around when I was using,” she said.
She would lock herself in her North Huntingdon bedroom to inject the drug.
One day in January last...
On June 10th Governor Wolf and First Lady Wolf, along with members of the Supreme Court invited approximately 73 professionals and their guest, to the Governor’s Mansion in recognition of their valuable contributions to Pennsylvania Children, in celebrati...Read on...
Electronic filing of juvenile court and child dependency documents have started in Westmoreland County.
Bryan L. Kline, your Clerk of Courts is looking for crime victims who did not update their address with the Clerk of Courts Office.
On May 5th 2014, Bryan Kline, your Clerk of Courts testified at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing as a participate of the Restitution in Pennsylvania Task Force. He was appointed to this task force by the governor in 2011. Bryan has been a strong advoca...
The purpose of Westmoreland County’s Annual Action Plan (AP) is to guide funding decisions in the next year regarding specific federal funds received for housing and community development activities.
The report outlines Community Development Block Grant-funded activities.
The Jeannette Homebuyer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 on South Sixth Street in Jeannette. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q & A Homebuyer Panel, meet personally with pre-purchase counselors and loan offi...
By A.J. Panian Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 p.m. The cracks in the asphalt surface of the basketball court at Frick Park in Mt. Pleasant have widened through the years, said James M. Wojnar, a borough councilman and chairman of the council's parks and r...
Greensburg, Pa., The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners and the Westmoreland County Land Bank announced the creation of a new program and partnership for homeownership today. $160,000 was secured from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)...
The Westmoreland County Controller’s Office has been recognized for the 30th straight year for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.
This is the highest form of recognition afforded to governments for financial r...
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Media Contact: Michael L. Washowich, Executive Director 724-832-7248
Greensburg, PA, August 21, 2017 – We...
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County Engineer (Aug 25), Director, Juvenile Detention and Shelter (Sept 1)
Westmoreland County has a large, growing, aging population and a housing affordability problem. A new grant award will make it possible for the redevelopment authority and land bank to help with those challenges
Calling all photographers! The Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation Citizens Advisory Board is sponsoring an amateur Photography Contest for the month of August! Submit your best photos taken in a County-owned park or trail in the followin...
A long-vacant former restaurant and hotel building in downtown Irwin has been sold to a North Huntingdon man who plans to renovate the three-story structure the borough had condemned into six apartments on the top two floors and possibly a commercial use ...
Save the date - Monday, September 11, 2017.
Siemens Corporation is establishing a 290,000-square-foot presence at RIDC Westmoreland. Siemens Energy division expects to employ about 200 people at the facility when it opens in 2018.
The special court was initiated in 2015 as county officials struggled with a growing drug epidemic that has flooded courtrooms with cases and prisons with addicted defendants. The number of fatal drug overdoses in Westmoreland County has set rec...
The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program
“These brownfield sites, perceived to be contaminated spaces, can be converted for another industrial or commercial use,” said April Kopas, executive director of Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority. Photo credit: Kyle Hodges
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland announced the agency is the recipient of a $600,000 federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to perform environmental assessments countywide in an effort to address brownfield sites.
(May 15, 2017) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, is providing seed money to Adelphoi USA for the development of a pocket park on Ligonier Street in Latrobe. The site is a former bakery that has bee...
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of the Prothonotary is warning people about a telephone scam being used to get money or personal information.
The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts — ...
The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency has been awarded a $175,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund to rehabilitate single-fami...
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together
Vincent Van Gogh
Great things have been done with the help of Westmoreland County citizens serving as jurors since the inception of the juror donation program in September, 2016. Over $10,00...
One day in January last year, she didn't come out.
An updated version of the Westmoreland County local civil rules of procedure and the complete set of Westmoreland county local rules are available to be printed from the County website under Local Court Rules.
Civil and Orphans' court motions court is cancelled for President Judge McCormick, Jr. on:
August 11, 2017
August 18, 2017
September 15, 2017
September 22, 2017
Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.
The Westmoreland County Local Rules (complete set) and the Orphan’s Rules have been updated in re-pagination and can be reprinted by users.
The printable version of both the local Orphans’ Court rules and the complete set of Westmoreland County Local Court Rules are now available on the County Website under Local Rules on the Court Administration web page. Please disregard the previ...
The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts &a...
Beginning on this date, state forms MUST be used where applicable. Local forms can no longer be used where a state form exists. Please consult the Unified Judicial System website linked below. Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Esq. Register of Wills and Clerk of ...
Effective January 2016 pursuant to the Pennsylvania Act 54 of 2015, Westmoreland County citizens summoned for jury duty can request to be excused and will be exempted from service if the individual is:
1. 75 years of age or older, or2. A judge, mag...Read on...
Read the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council!
More than 100 regional businesses are supporting construction of the 925-megawatt (MW) Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in Westmoreland County. Work on the natural gasfueled combined-cycle power plant is progressing on schedule
Commonwealth Alternative Medicinal Options LLC (CAMO) will be leasing approximately five acres of residual farmland in the Phase II/III portion of the I-70 Industrial Park in South Huntington Township.
The New Kensington campus will be leasing 4,725 square feet at 701 Fifth Ave. in New Kensington from the WCIDC. This space will be home to the new entrepreneurial center set to open in fall 2017.
The Department of Planning & Development has received tremendous community response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. More than 2,000 community members have participated in outreach activities thus far.
The WCIDC announced today on behalf of Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, the acceptance of $2.5 M of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant funds to be used at RIDC Westmoreland.
The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development has received a strong response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland.
The WCIDC Board of Directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, approved an Agreement of Sale for the purchase of a building and property in New Kensington that will house Penn State New Kensington’s (PSNK) new Entrepreneurial Center.
A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.
Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.
The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) announced today the Westmoreland County Tax Bureau has signed over the deed to the WCIDC for the former Jeannette Glass property
Notice is hereby given that the official results for the Municipal Primary held on May 16, 2017 were certified today June 12, 2017 at 10:00 am for all local offices.
In a class of people who are led to help others, they shuffled their places in a lineup, holding cards saying “epilepsy,” “severe asthma,” “severe post-traumatic stress disorder” and “severe depression,” and more.
The family of a young man with mental illness tried to get help, but couldn’t until he turned violent.
The Westmoreland County Housing Authority was one of 30 public agencies named Monday to participate in a federal program to assist low-income residents to acquire computer skills and internet services.
The Salvation Army was joined by a host of Westmoreland County organizations at the Back 2 School Bash, held Saturday at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner and a native of Oregon, has been named Pennsylvania's acting Human Services secretary, effective Monday, according to a message sent to department staff.
Thirty or forty years after surviving polio as a child, people can find themselves with a new set of disabling symptoms, such as muscle weakness and pain, trouble breathing and a terrible intolerance to cold weather.
“Look around. It’s here,” Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-Pa.) said during a recent visit, describing why he sees Step Up’s residential programs as a national model.
Section 8 vouchers were designed to give low-income people choice in housing. A Post-Gazette data analysis shows their choices are mainly in low-income areas.
Miracles — in all shapes and sizes — came to the Bill Mazeroski Miracle League Field in Murrysville Community Park this weekend.
After a nearly 20-year Air Force career that took him all over the world, Matt Zamosky returned to Westmoreland County looking for a job.
Life insurance generally does a good job of doing what it’s mainly intended to do, which is to protect spouses, children and other people who depend on the policy owner financially.
On Monday, four speakers addressed about 50 people at the Carnegie Library in East Liberty to spread understanding and awareness about behavioral health as part of the launch of the “The Human Library” project.
Westmoreland County experienced an 80 percent drop in the number of food stamp recipients in one year, one of the highest decreases among Pennsylvania counties.
“If he wants something and we can't understand him, we say, ‘Hey, Tyler, type it in your device,' ” said Tyler's father, Nate Winfield of Trafford. “I can actually hear him come up and say, ‘I love you,' and I can be, ‘I love you, too, buddy.'”
Victoria Huff of Monroeville had numerous surgeries growing up.
A United Way program that matches volunteers with Westmoreland County senior citizens who need a helping hand is getting a new name.
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.
2017-07-22 / Lifestyles
Adelphoi’s Middle Creek Male Secure residential program has been named number one in Pennsylvania by the Juvenile’s Court Judge...
Scientists sometimes call this approach an ecopsychosocial intervention. The goal is to create environments that better meet patients' psychological and emotional needs through strategies other than medication.
Freezing cold homes. Broken pipes. Fires or carbon monoxide deaths from families using unsafe heating sources.
The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves...
Around midday on a recent hot Sunday afternoon, Lela Forrest, 11, walked into Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in Robinson wearing hot-pink noise-canceling headphones over her wild sandy-blond curls.
Research shows that students in "recovery schools", designed to meet both academic and therapeutic needs, have better sobriety levels — and usually better grades, than students with addiction who remain in regular class settings.
A proposal to merge four state agencies into a Department of Health and Human Services will not include Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging or its Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are weighing a measure to establish a first-of-its-kind public charitable trust to provide support services for children with incarcerated parents.
He voice was gentle, his words were calming, his demeanor was loving.
He was a stranger, but no matter.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Juveniles should only rarely be sentenced to life without parole... such cases require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is an unusual example of someone who can never be rehabilitated.
Greensburg nonprofit Homes Build Hope is seeking approval from Latrobe and funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to replace a dozen vacant, dilapidated homes along Latrobe's Mary Street with new, affordable housing.
Nearly 5,000 Westmoreland County Housing Authority tenants have until next summer to be smoke-free or risk being evicted.
Eighteen months ago, Jeffrey Patterson faced a life-altering decision.
He could roll the dice with a judge and take his drug charges to court, potentially landing in jail, or enroll in Westmoreland County's fledgling drug court program.
Terrence Stubbs has been settling in at his new apartment in South Greensburg for about two weeks.
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats...
People deemed too mentally ill to stand trial in Pennsylvania will soon have more places to get help.
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.
Artistic ability and expression offer unique opportunities for everyone to appreciate and understand the talents and perspectives of Pennsylvanians with a disability. This year's theme: Visions of Pennsylvania
Reaching teenagers with depression and offering them help in a crisis is not easy.
One young man whose anxiety led to depression says that adults don’t always recognize the signs and teens don’t know how to tell them.
Jack Overdorff, 86, often rides the Westmoreland Transit Authority's fixed-route buses. He still drives, but he takes the bus when he can. He rides for free, thanks to state lottery proceeds subsidizing bus services for seniors.
A couple of weeks ago, Michael Anderson did what most people would when their home is damaged: He used his checking account to pay someone to fix some small holes in the wall after his aide accidentally pushed Mr. Anderson’s wheelchair into the wall.
Mental Health America is opening their doors to anyone who has lost a loved one who suffers from addiction. The "Loving and Losing - The War on Addiction" grief support group begins May 31st at 7 p.m. and will meet the last Wednesday of every mo...
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN)--The man was about to snap. He had just lost a child.
"I couldn't really relate to that," Peter Robinson said of his fellow inmate. "I know what loss feels like, though."
Robert Logsdon’s daughter was complaining of swollen feet, seemed to have one dilated pupil, and said no to her favorite flavor of muffin. She was discouraged after six weeks under constant supervision...
The site of the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital will have a new life as a senior citizen living facility, an Excela Health spokeswoman said Thursday.
bout 65 percent of Pennsylvania’s county jail inmates have a substance abuse disorder, 10 to 30 percent suffer from mental illness and up to 14 percent have serious mental illness.
Odds are that if you had asked Loren Davis what was troubling her, she wouldn’t have been able to tell you.
If pressed, the then-student at Park Forest Middle School might have described it as a bad case of nerves
The company you keep has long been thought to be an important factor in both mental and physical well-being. Numerous studies have documented how the quantity and quality of social relationships have effects that emerge in childhood and, as sociologists..
There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Depression prompts people to make about 8 million doctors' appointments a year, and more than half are with primary care physicians. A study suggests those doctors often fall short in treating depression because of insurance issues, time constraints...
Pittsburgh may be ready to decriminalize marijuana for recreational use, but a new survey suggests local physicians hold widely varying views when it comes to their willingness to prescribe marijuana for medical use, even if it were legal.
Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation invites everyone to the Juvenile Court Week Family FunFest on October 5, 2017, at the Nature Center at Twin Lakes Park from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Check back for more details.
Community, parents, students, churches, police, businesses, civic organizations: In an effort to deal with the drug crisis and its effect on our youth, this panel focuses on free community drug prevention efforts and intervention and treatment options.
By serving on the New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission, Aaron Moore hopes to provide troubled children with the father figure he lacked growing up. “I see myself in them,” Moore said. “I've been where they've been.” Moore is one of at least a half-dozen...
Westmoreland County's land bank is expected to add four more parcels to its inventory Wednesday at the first of what could be as many as four judicial sales this year of tax-delinquent properties.
The county land bank, created in 2014 to return bl...
Plaster rained from the ceiling and chunks of wall tumbled down the stairs as a group of students eagerly tore through a decrepit Greensburg home Saturday.
Davina Broker, 18, of Irwin especially liked ripping up the lathe boards inside the walls.
Boroughs across Pennsylvania will have another tool to fight blight in their communities with Act 84 of 2016, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. It will exempt land banks from the state realty transfer tax. The legislation, previously HB 1198, co...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK email@example.com 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Joseph Petrarca D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana www.pahouse.com/petrarca Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca will introduce...
UPDATE: Invasive Plant Spraying in Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park rescheduled for August 26-27
(Greensburg, PA) Due to weather and scheduling issues, the Westmoreland Conservation District has rescheduled spraying for invasive plant specie...
The 38th annual Labor United Celebration will be held at Northmoreland Park on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4. Event hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm Sunday, and 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday. There will be lots of fun things to do f...
Cedar Creek Park concert schedule
All concerts start at 4:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater
Pittsburgh Big Band Legends - Sunday, June 4, 2017Perry’s Union - Sunday, June 18, 2017Andy Gregg Country Combo - Sunday, July 2, 2017The Townsmen Plus ...
Follow us at "WestmorelandParkandRec" to stay up-to-date on new Parks and Rec information and programs, such as Festivals, Summer Concerts, Camps for Kids, Free Fishing Derbies, and more!
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Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! Reimagining Our Westmoreland will be a comprehensive strategy and policy guide for County officials, as well as provide more high level st...
The Naturalization and Petition of Record books are available in the Prothonotary Office for public viewing.
Ten years ago, concerned about her Butler community, Norma Norris left her job to start a drug awareness program. Today, that community-based program, The Reality Tour, is a nationally recognized one.
An environmental study will help determine the appropriate reuse of a former Mt. Pleasant glass factory by assessing the level of any residual contaminants.
Mt. Pleasant, PA - In the east end of town, on the site of the former Penn Theater, a unique park concept combining a Parklet with a parking lot will be dedicated by the Borough, Thursday, October 20, 2016. Local residents Bob and Donna ...
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DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 16, 2017
Employment At DMVA State Veterans Homes:
The DMVA operates six veterans homes throughout the Commonwealth with a var...
Four years after state officials turned out the lights and locked the doors, a former medium-security state prison in Hempfield may be poised to become a full-service veterans transition center.
National studies find that over 10% of older adults are the victims of elder abuse annually, and almost 10 million Veterans are 65 or older.
October 26, 2017. Please click on flyer for details. Call 724-709-3614 for registration, details.
In the Green Berets, Mark Ballas learned the importance of secrecy in pursuing covert operations.
Now that he's in the private sector, he's keeping the special operations emphasis but dropping the secrecy part.
They were nicknamed the “Skirted Soldiers.”
Facing a shortage of men during World War II, Congress, after much debate, created the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in May 1942.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 9, 2017
62 Armories Throughout Pennsylvania Are Available For Rent:
Have an upcoming function, party, activity and need a spa...
Donna Carr with the National Guard Family Program is hosting a military share on August 29, 2017. Vets currently in need of food donations can pre-register to pick up food at the Mt Pleasant Armory on 8/29. If you know any vet in need please have them cal...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Plans are in the works to build a tiny house village for veterans who have had a tough time transitioning back to society.
Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here inWestmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continuethe tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and otheragricultural ventures.
This year's Delmont Daze celebration will be preceded by the dedication of a veterans' memorial garden at Eastview Union Cemetery on East Pittsburgh Street.
Some classes raise money by selling candy or washing cars, and most stop once they've graduated.
But about 150 members of the Hempfield Area High School class of 1984 got together last month to raise more than $7,600 for a veterans charity
“Mitch” Chockla is one of the Greatest Generation that pulled the United States and its allies through World War II, and his achievements on the battlefields of Europe are receiving added attention as he approaches a century of experience.
Pitt Football's home opener vs. Youngstown State on September 2nd will be their annual Hail to Heroes game as we recognize and honor active duty, veteran, and retired Military Personnel and First Responders. Please see the email below which incl...
Please be advised we have instituted water restrictions in Building 1 (main hospital) of our University Drive location after a brief loss of water pressure from a scheduled power outage on Aug. 4-5, 2017. In line with our medical center policy and routine...
DMVA’s Outreach Teams Will Be Traveling Across The State:
In keeping with DMVA’s goal to make benefits more accessible to state veterans and their eligible family members, our mobile veterans outreach teams will be busy travel...
Starting Friday, local veterans who are having financial troubles or are looking for work will be able to find help at Lower Burrell's city hall.
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.
VA Shares Best Practices to Help Health Care Industry Stem Opioid Crisis,
Address ‘National Public Health Emergency’
WASHINGTON – When it comes to treating pain and substance abuse, the Department of Veterans Affairs is recogni...
Steelers fans can bring new, unwrapped presents to training camp for veterans who live in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Photo courtesy of Tribune-Review)
WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is resuming full operations of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The resumption follows an April 17 decision to temporarily suspend certain clin...
President Trump announced Wednesday night he plans to nominate U.S. Army veteran, Uniontown native and defense contractor executive Mark Esper to be secretary of the Army, after his two previous nominees were withdrawn.
The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that complies with President Donald Trump’s demands to boost the military, reduce clean energy programs and start funding a wall ....
Of the 5,000 or so men aboard the USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, 134 died and 161 were injured when a bomb explosion triggered a massive fire on the aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War.
Staff Sgt. Tom Porter of North Irwin got a surprise send-off at his son's North Huntingdon preschool Wednesday, the day before he reports to Fort Hood, Texas, to train for a deployment to Iraq.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 27, 2017
No Need To Be A Veteran To Purchase An “Honoring Our Veterans” License Plate:
Not a veteran, but w...
New Tricare mental health benefits, including expanded treatment for opioid and other substance-use issues, went live July 13, according to Kevin Dwyer, spokesman for the Defense Health Agency.
Harrisburg, PA- Leaving the military can be a hectic and stressful time. Through all the commotion, veterans often forget how important it is to properly record and safeguard their most important military paperwork - the DD-214. That is where the Wolf Adm...
Israeli War Veterans Visit the Center, No One Left Behind-Pittsburgh, Vet Center & Community Groups, more...
All military veterans or surviving family members of veterans residing in the 57th Legislative District are invited to my Veterans Appreciation Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4-7 p.m., at Youngwood Park and Pool, 801 S. 10th St., Youngwood. For regist...
Wolf Administration Assists Veterans In Need Of Important Military Paperwork:
Leaving the military can be a hectic and stressful time. Through all the commotion, veterans often forget how important it is to properly r...
The Pittsburgh Vet Center is starting a new support group for military and veteran spouses starting on August 8th. The group will be facilitated by our Marriage and Family Counselor and take place at the Pittsburgh Vet Center. The group is open to spouses...
Are you a Gulf War Veteran? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You may be eligible for a non-medication insomnia treatment study for improving sleep and managing GWI symptoms. You can participate by telephone from home and receive treatment an...
Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.
Learn about enefits for Veterans/Spouses/Widowers
State Veterans Homes:
Pennsylvania offers its eligible veterans or surviving spouses six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, and deme...
I am writing to inform you of some important changes we are making to the Homemaker Home Health Aide (HHHA) services program at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. This communication is extensive because this issue is complex, and I would like to provide the...
The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10 to 15 percent on department store goods and that shoppers paid no sales tax.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday will unveil to a select group of veteran and military support organizations changes to a highly scrutinized program that pays family members to provide at-home care to severely injured troops.
HOsted by White Oak Vet Center
Magnolia Pavilion at the White Oak Park
RSVP to Abbie Lieberum at 4123-678-7704
This is a non-alcohol event.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 6, 2017
Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:
As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA i...
The Future of Mobility Related Technology
The VA is looking for volunteers who…
•are 18 years ofage or older and
•use one or more assistive devices for mobility, suc...
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making mental health care services available to veterans with less-than-honorable discharges who urgently need it, VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers Tuesday night.
After coming off a deployment to Afghanistan, I found myself interviewing for a new job.
I’m a graduate student in clinical psychology, so it's no surprise that the training director interviewing me was, himself, a psychologist.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed into law state Rep. Rick Saccone's “stolen valor” bill that criminalizes attempts by anyone to financially benefit from lying about their military service or receiving decorations.
Remember to bring your and your dependents’ IDs.
Active/reserve service members and families:
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WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.
This is the...
For Veterans living in the 54th District.Fri., Aug. 4th from noon to 2 pmNorthmoreland Park Pavilion 8280 Markle RdApollo PA 15613RSVP to 724-335-2790 and provide names and number attending.
The former Green Beret counts himself lucky to have found one that will accept his four cats.
The Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health Care System is taking a closer look at how it compares to other hospitals in the region amid a push from VA leaders to correct highly publicized deficiencies in the national system.
VA launched a new online tool this week that will help you compare treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is a free, interactive tool that helps educate patients about effective treatment options for PTSD.
Donating To Pennsylvania’s Veterans Memorial Is An Ideal Way To Pay Tribute To Those Who Served During The Memorial Day Holiday:
The Memorial Day holiday is a yearly reminder that the Pennsylvania Veterans&a...
For military members and veterans, flying with Allegiant Air just got much cheaper.
The airline, known for its low fares, announced an offer that will give military members free services on its flights.
As a maintenance officer in Iraq during the Second Gulf War, Megan Andros commanded more than 100 troops in a heavy brigade combat team, and oversaw millions of dollars worth of weapons and other equipment.
As a line of motorcycles wound its way down Wildlife Lodge Road in Lower Burrell on Memorial Day, George Bagaley sat on a friend's front porch and thought of his dad.
In the past when a veteran wanted to use the VA home loan benefit in order to buy and finance a home with nothing down, the VA would ultimately approve the loan application.
SMART (Self-managed Recovery Training) meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at Westmoreland Hospital, Conference Room A, and is free. See flyer for details.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is adopting American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting y...
For many parents, the idea that their child would sell most of his possessions before a cross-country trip would be cause for concern.
VA Pittsburgh invites you to join us on Teal Tuesdays in April to learn about services we provide to Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
VA provides all care for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual traum...
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. VA is promoting pre-need eligibility determination...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs
Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...
More than 100 regional businesses are supporting construction of the 925 MW Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in Westmoreland County. Work on the natural gasfueled combined-cycle power plant is progressing on schedule.
The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program.
Standard Envelope plans to expand from six employees to 75 as it moves its operations from Unity to the 68,653-square-foot space in South Greensburg Commons it leases from the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp.
Built in nine months, the facility is six acres under a roof and has around 250 employees.
The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) announced today the Westmoreland County Tax Bureau has signed over the deed to the WCIDC for the former Jeannette Glass property.
During the week of September 12, 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted its annual survey of Westmoreland Manor. We want to be clear to the Manor's residents, their families, and county taxpayers that we take every finding seriously.