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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kid-friendly room at Westmoreland courthouse designed to ease anxiety

Toys, books and mural in Westmoreland Family Court Comfort Room for kids

A special thank you to Adam Garrity, a program Specialist for Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, who had the vision to transform the family court waiting room into a child-friendly comfort room to occupy the children and ease their minds while they wa...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Recent Job Postings (with application deadlines): Temporary Trainee Telecommunication Officers, Dept of Public Safety (Jan 20) and County Civil Engineer, Public Works

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Electronics

Recycled televisions computer monitors and other electronics

For more information, contact:

Ellen C. Keefe, Executive DirectorWestmoreland Cleanways and Recycling128 Innovative Lane Suite 200Latrobe, PA  15650-5462Phone:  724-879-4020Fax:  724-879-8576

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

IMPORTANT ALERT

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Someone posing as a court official is making phone calls claiming to be from District Court 10-3-01 in an attempt to fraudulently receive payments from unsuspecting individuals. The person is also leaving a telephone number (724-217-8207) for the court. N...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Notice of Public Needs Hearings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING

Westmoreland County is currently preparing its FY 2018 Consolidated Annual Action Plan.

Times & Locations for Public Needs Hearings 1. County
Posted on: January 1, 2018

March 13, 2018 Special Election - 18th Congressional District

PA 18th Congressional District

A Special Election will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to fill the vacant seat of former Congressman Tim Murphy.

Complete details, including forms and deadlines... 1. County
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Christmas "Tree-cycling"

Westmoreland Cleanways

With the holiday season upon us, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling would like to encourage everyone to give one more gift, a gift to Mother Nature, by recycling your live Christmas tree. After the festivities are finished, you can take your tree to one...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Westmoreland County to help Vandergrift raze blighted, unsafe buildings

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Vandergrift officials have reached an agreement with the Westmoreland County Land Bank to demolish vacant buildings in the borough in an effort to revitalize the area.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Amendment to the Westmoreland County Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Greensburg, Pa., September 7, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC), Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, today announced their acceptance of a proposal from Colony Holdin...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) joins the ConnectHome Nation initiative

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Media Contact: Michael L. Washowich, Executive Director                          724-832-7248

Greensburg, PA, August 21, 2017 – We...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

$600K grant aims to clear Westmoreland brownfield sites for repurposing

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

“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

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $175,000 for Accessible Housing Programs

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

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...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Snowstorms and Extreme Cold

Winter Weather tips

Review what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Prepare Your Home for Winter

How Prepared Are You for Winter infographic

Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its winter outlook, which calls for a cooler and wetter than usual winter for the northern United States. As winter moves closer by the day, prepare your home now for tomorrow’s bitt...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

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Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caregiver hands

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.  You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone ...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: December 30, 2015

4 gain access to Derry-area home after 1 falsely claims to work for Area Agency on Aging

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.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Westmoreland Area Agency on Aging lends support to caregivers

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.

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BH/DS

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

BH/DS
Posted on: February 20, 2013

Health Resource Guide for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing Available

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...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kid-friendly room at Westmoreland courthouse designed to ease anxiety

Toys, books and mural in Westmoreland Family Court Comfort Room for kids

A special thank you to Adam Garrity, a program Specialist for Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, who had the vision to transform the family court waiting room into a child-friendly comfort room to occupy the children and ease their minds while they wa...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.

Read on... Children's Bureau
Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

Children's Bureau
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators Awarded CCAP 2017 Affiliate of the Year

2017 CCAP Award

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...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 26, 2017

DeLuzio & Company, LLP Donate Over 400 lbs of Clothing to Westmoreland County Children's Bureau

Westmoreland County Children's Bureau and Deluzio & Company staff with Clothing Drive Donations

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...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Children's Bureau Director Celebrates Children's Roundtable at Governor's Mansion

Shara Saveikis with Governor and First Lady Wolf

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...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

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Pennsylvania courts have released a series of
videos
 that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

Additional Info... Clerk of Courts

Posted on: December 27, 2017

Notice of Public Needs Hearings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING

Westmoreland County is currently preparing its FY 2018 Consolidated Annual Action Plan.

Times & Locations for Public Needs Hearings Community Development
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Amendment to the Westmoreland County Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Mt. Pleasant receives more than $45K to upgrade Frick Park

Frick park Welcome Sign

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...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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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)...

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Community Development

Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Coroner

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

2016 Annual Report

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Courts

6 Stories
Posted on: January 5, 2018

CUSTODY SCHEDULING ORDERS UPDATED

The scheduling orders for Custody Complaints and Modification requests have been modified to include the state mandated language access notification.  Updated orders are available in the Custody Office or on the County website under Form...

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Courts
Posted on: January 5, 2018

WESTMORELAND COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION UPDATE

Westmoreland Local  Rule of Judicial Administration, WJ 511. Filing Documents to Conform to Public Access Policy, has been adopted effective January 6, 2018.  The revised judicial administration section of the local rules can be found on...

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Courts
Posted on: December 27, 2017

IMPORTANT ALERT

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Someone posing as a court official is making phone calls claiming to be from District Court 10-3-01 in an attempt to fraudulently receive payments from unsuspecting individuals. The person is also leaving a telephone number (724-217-8207) for the court. N...

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Courts
Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts logo

Pennsylvania courts have released a series ofvideos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new Public
Acces...

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Courts
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

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Greensburg, PA November 7, 2017: On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United States and many other countries to advanc...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County wage growth among fastest in the nation

Wage Growth

The average weekly wage for Westmoreland County in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $829, a 6% increase over the same period in 2016. The percentage change placed it 18th among the 347 largest counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

Tenaska Westmoreland

The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

WCIDC Receives $305K in Grant & Loan Funding

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

The WCIDC Board of Directors announced today the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has committed a $285,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to the WCIDC to support renovations at The Corner, an entrepreneurial center located in downtown New Kensington.

Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

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On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.

Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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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.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

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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.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

WCIDC announces ownership of former Jeannette Glass plant

Former Jeannette Glass Site

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

Press Release... Development Council

Posted on: December 13, 2017

March 13, 2018 Special Election - 18th Congressional District

PA 18th Congressional District

A Special Election will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to fill the vacant seat of former Congressman Tim Murphy.

Complete details, including forms and deadlines... Elections

Posted on: November 16, 2017

2018 Proposed Budget Available

2018 Proposed Budget Cover Sheet

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires county budgets be prepared on a calendar year basis and be presented and placed on display for a minimum of twenty days prior to adoption.

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Want to stay young at heart and mind? Add to that friends list

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.

There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease.

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Posted on: January 13, 2018

Kiski Area School District tries different approach regarding truancy

Kiski Area School District has been taking a different approach to dealing with student attendance and believes it's working.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Lower Burrell clinic offers free pregnancy, STD, Hep C screenings

A new facility in Lower Burrell wants to expand services for pregnant women in the Alle-Kiski Valley with free ultrasounds and STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Westmoreland County Courthouse gets Kids Comfort Room

The Westmoreland County Courthouse now has a Kids Comfort Room for children awaiting hearings in the family courts.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Manor church seeks clothing donations for boutique

A Manor church that has reached out to families and individuals in need by operating a free clothing store in Manor, is seeking donations of new and gently used winter clothing for men, women and children.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: January 8, 2018

More Western Pennsylvanians asking for help with heating bills

The winter of 2017-18 is already shaping up to be a record-setter for natural gas use and demand for heating bill assistance that undoubtedly will follow.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Cold weather prompts extra help for the elderly

On a day when even some garbage collectors refused to go out, Murrysville Meals on Wheels delivered 60 meals to its mostly elderly clientele Tuesday.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications GREENSBURG (December 22) –

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

The p...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Agency on Aging's "Inside Line"

In this issue: Mindfulness, Tools for Caregivers, Cold Weather Shelters, Volunteer Opportunities...and more!

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Mark your calendar for Empty Bowls Westmoreland

Empty Bowl Luncheons are held by Food Banks across the country…

Designed to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in our nation and as well as in our local communities, these luncheons typically offer a simple fare of soup and bread and of...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Most big public colleges don't track suicides, AP finds

Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Our Clubhouse Westmoreland January programs

Our Clubhouse provides free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer in western PA. Those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family and friends who care for them, are welcome to join Our Clubhouse and receive free support.

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

For those in grief at the holidays, there's help available

n a year full of loss, no time is more difficult than Christmas.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Scholarship applications open for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder

The Pittsburgh Foundation announces that applications for the Herbert A. and Charles E. Kester Scholarship Fund are open until 2/28/2018. Submissions will be accepted from Westmoreland County residents with an autism spectrum disorder.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

State committee would study rising maternal mortality rate in Pennsylvania

In response to a rising call across the country to reverse a stunning increase in the nation’s maternal mortality rate over the last two decades, the PA House unanimously approved a bill to create a panel that would better study pregnancy-related deaths.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Vaping quadruples chance of smoking cigarettes in young adults, Pitt study says

Young adults who use e-cigarettes or “vape” are four times more likely to pick up a regular cigarette habit, according to a University of Pittsburgh study released Monday.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Federal, state budgets could have 'major' impact on local food banks

“Every year, we struggle to make sure we have enough to provide food not only for the holidays but for all the other days.People are hungry all year long.”

Human Services
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Local nonprofits can apply for grants from Greensburg Rotary

Greensburg-area nonprofits could be eligible for a grant from the Rotary Club of Greensburg.

The club is accepting applications for grants from its Madeline Nichols Fund for projects that benefit the community.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Westmoreland farm community provides holiday feast for county's homeless

Greensburg homeless shelter residents Beth Briggs and her friend, Sueann Hayden, were amazed at the generosity of those who donated food and volunteered to cook and serve a sumptuous holiday meal at a city church Tuesday for those less fortunate.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

New Kensington nonprofit co-founder pays visit to White House

A co-founder of the New Kensington-based nonprofit addiction counseling center Lost Dreams Awakening visited the White House on Monday to advocate for increased support of addiction recovery programs.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Tax preparers for senior citizens needed in Westmoreland County

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE) needs volunteers, age 55 and older, to help people file their tax returns, according to Westmoreland County Community College.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

LIHEAP, Dollar Energy Fund helping low-income residents with winter heating bills

Low-income residents who need help paying for wintertime energy bills and others who encounter major energy-related emergencies are still covered by federal and local programs, but the money usually goes fast.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled PA recently launched a new state website providing resources for older Pennsylvanians and younger ones with disabilities. Home and community services can be found on this online, easily searchable si...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Latrobe, Greensburg homeless shelters have beds ready for winter

When the weather outside is fit for neither man nor beast, a group of Westmoreland County social service agencies is guaranteeing the homeless a place to stay.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

United Way needs volunteers to provide free tax prep

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania hopes to recruit more than 470 volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible area wage-earners from January through mid-April.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Applications accepted for LIHEAP grants

The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins accepting applications Nov. 1 for cash grants sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: September 19, 2017

HealthChoices meetings announced

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BEGINNING JANUARY 2018

Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...

Details, including meeting dates and registration

Human Services
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education, Penn-Trafford HS, Sept. 20th

(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 14, 2016

Pitt study links exercise, delay in mental decline

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.

Additional Info... Human Services

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Registration Open for 2018 PTSD Trainings

Word Collage focused on Training

Start the New Year off right with our training’s in sight for the 2018 year! The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Project has many different trainings to offer you and your staff, check out our flyers and registrations for the training that fits you best!

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Westmoreland County looks to restore troubled youth through refurbished furniture program

Anthony Cremonese, community service work coordinator for Westmoreland County juvenile probation

A new Westmoreland County program will help restore victims of juvenile crime by restoring and selling old furniture. 

 The juvenile probation program will take offenders who owe both community service and restitution for five weeks and h...

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Read full Tribune-Review article... Juvenile Probation
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education (S.A.F.E.)

SAFE forums

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.

Learn more Juvenile Probation
Posted on: May 6, 2015

New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission volunteers seek to put youths 'on right track'

Judge Bononi swears in members of New Kensington Arnold Youth Commission

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...

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Learn more about WC Youth Commissions Juvenile Probation

Land Bank

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Land Bank Hosts Volunteer Home Improvement Event in Jeannette

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Westmoreland County Land Bank is recruiting volunteers to provide interior and exterior cosmetic improvements on a residential structure located in Jeannette. The event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Westmoreland County to help Vandergrift raze blighted, unsafe buildings

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Vandergrift officials have reached an agreement with the Westmoreland County Land Bank to demolish vacant buildings in the borough in an effort to revitalize the area.

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Land bank sells Irwin building

Property at 207 Main Street, Irwin, PA

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 ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Westmoreland County property auction to expand

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...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Students tear into work on Greensburg Habitat for Humanity project

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.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Boroughs Have Another Tool to Fight Blight

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...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK akopas@co.westmoreland.pa.us 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...

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Land Bank
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties

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...

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Land Bank

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Laugh out loud for a good cause at Comedy Nights!

2018 Comedy Night spotlight

Laugh away the winter blues at two Comedy Nights hosted by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and the Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trail chapters!

The Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trails are hosting a Comedy Night on Saturday, February ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

When the snow falls... Come to Twin Lakes Park!

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The Twin Lakes Park Boathouse, located along the lower lake, offers cross-country ski rentals for the whole family during the winter months. Rental rates are as follows:

  • $5.00/hour
  • $7.50/half day (less than 4 hours)
  • $12.00/full day (more than 4 hours)
  • $25.00 ...
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Posted on: December 13, 2012

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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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Posted on: December 13, 2012

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Follow us @WestCoParksRec to stay up-to-date on news from your Westmoreland County Parks & Trails!

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Westmoreland County Seeking Community Input for the Upcoming Comprehensive Plan

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

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...

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Project Website Planning

Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

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Pennsylvania courts have released a series of
videos
 that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Prothonotary
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

Additional Info... Prothonotary
Posted on: May 3, 2017

'Welcome home,' 16 new U.S. citizens told at naturalization ceremony in Greensburg

Christina O'Brien speaking at Naturalization ceremony

In all, there were 16 candidates. 

They came from 13 countries on five continents, ranged in age from 19 to 73 and represented a veritable melting pot of ethnicities. 

All had waited for years and traveled thousands of miles on a journey t...

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Read complete May 3, 2017 Tribune-Review Article Prothonotary

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Governor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout Pennsylvania

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Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB) will receive $200,000 to acquire, demolish and/or rehab blighted properties throughout Westmoreland County

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

Additional Info... Redevelopment Authority
Posted on: June 1, 2017

$600K grant aims to clear Westmoreland brownfield sites for repurposing

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

“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

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $175,000 for Accessible Housing Programs

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...

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Redevelopment Authority
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Utilizes EPA Grant for Mt. Pleasant Brownfield

An environmental study will help determine the appropriate reuse of a former Mt. Pleasant glass factory by assessing the level of any residual contaminants.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Penn Park in Mt. Pleasant Borough complete, dedicated by borough

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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PR PDF Redevelopment Authority

Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts logo

Pennsylvania courts have released a series of
videos
 that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Register of Wills
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

Additional Info... Register of Wills

Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus o...

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 12, 2018

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care need...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans

President Donald Trump's administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 10, 2018

"The Long Walk" at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

What: Discussion of the Opera "The Long Walk" a story of a soldier’s return from Iraq, a musical preview, and insights from an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) veteran. Speakers include Jeremy Howard Beck, composer of The Long Walk; C...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2018

14th Quartermaster Scholarship applications open until March 31st

The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund supports Westmoreland County High School students considering a career within a military branch or ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

VA Looking for Caregiver Feedback on Stipend Program

Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs are looking for in-depth feedback from caregivers as part of a continuing review of a program that gives cash stipends to some families.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Anna Mae Hays, nurse who became U.S. military’s first female general, dies at 97

Anna Mae Hays, an Army nurse who served in a mud-caked jungle hospital in World War II, guided the Army Nurse Corps through the bloodiest years of the Vietnam War and became the first female general in American military history, died Jan. 7. She was 97.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Quotables: A new 'sunrise' for area veterans

Concerns that the shuttered 300,000-square-foot state prison in Hempfield would devolve into a white elephant have been relieved by ongoing developments to convert the 96-acre tract into a veterans-transition service center.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Tricare Kills Urgent Care Referral Requirement for Some Users

Tricare Prime users can now make unlimited visits to in-network urgent care facilities without a referral, officials recently announced.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 6, 2018

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications GREENSBURG (December 22) –

Westmoreland County's Accessible Housing Program initiative is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County. The program assists residents in need by installi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Applications accepted for 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The VA is accepting applications for the 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games until April 15, 2018. Applications can be completed at www.wheelchairgames.org. The 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place in Orlando July 30 – Aug 4.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 4, 2018

DMVA News, January 3, 2018

 DMVA News

DMVA'S Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center, Scranton, Holding Open House:

DMVA's Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. in Scranton, PA (Lackawanna County). Attendees can take a tour, m...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Former Westmoreland prison's transformation into $100M veterans' facility on track

Planning for a one-stop veterans' transition service center at the site of a former state prison in Hempfield is moving ahead on schedule, the developer recently told local officials.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Nonprofit gears up to build tiny homes for veterans in Penn Hills in 2018

Marlon Ferguson acknowledges he was late in learning about the tiny home craze sweeping cities such as Seattle, Dallas, Detroit and Portland over the past several years.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Alle-Kiski Tuesday take editorial: Here come the Marines

About a dozen needy veterans had brighter holidays thanks to the efforts of the Westmoreland County Marine Corps League Detachment.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Tricare allotment snafu hits more than 4,000 Prime beneficiaries

More than 4,000 Tricare Prime beneficiaries in the former North region must make a one-time payment to cover their January enrollment fees thanks to mistakes with their allotments during the transition to the new Tricare East region contractor.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

The Camp Lejeune Family Member Program is for family members of Veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune. If you are a Veteran, apply here www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply ...

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 27, 2017

New ID cards for vets on the way

Tens of thousands of veterans have expressed interest in obtaining a new national Veterans Identification Card, intended as convenient proof of their service when they seek military discounts offered by retail and restaurant chains.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 21, 2017

DMVA Digest December 20

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No Digest The Week Of Dec. 21-27:

In observance of the holidays, the DMVA Digest will not be issued the week of Dec. 27. A new issue of our weekly e-publication will be released on Jan. 3, 2018. Thank you for your continued support and...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Photos found for all Westmoreland veterans killed in action during Vietnam War

Thanks to the efforts of a local woman with an interest in genealogy, photos of every Westmoreland County veteran killed in action during the Vietnam War now have a place in the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund's digital “Wall of Faces.”

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 14, 2017

DMVA Digest December 13

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Pennsylvania Veterans Honored With Wreaths At DMVA's Soldiers’ And Sailors’ Home Cemetery In Erie:

Members of the community and volunteers from the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Eri...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 16, 2017

#BeThere--We all play a role in preventing Veteran suicide

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You are not alone.Help is available.

If you are a Veteran in crisis or know one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to confidentially speak with a trained, caring VA responder andget connected to services that can make a difference. Chat online or text...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Employers--Register today for the Feb. 21st WANT Job & Career Expo

WANT Employer 2018

Attention area employers--register now for the Expo. See flyer for details or visit www.wantexpo.org

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 12, 2017

VA and Humane Society of United States Announce Partnership

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership and volunteer opportunities with community...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Navy League Foundation Scholarships

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Scholarships are available only to children/grandchildren of current/former members of the Sea Services....

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2017

VA Exploring Alternative Treatments for TBI and PTSD

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will use two innovative treatments to ease the everyday challenges associated with living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Many Tricare Users Must Update Payment Information Soon

Many Tricare users who pay annual or monthly enrollment fees or premiums must update their payment information by the end of the month -- or risk losing coverage.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Area veterans can be free of hepatitis C with help from VA Pittsburgh

I'm free of hepatitis C. You can be, too.

Those two sentences, appearing on area billboards and buses and in newspapers as 2017 comes to a close, are intended to get the attention of veterans serviced by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

'Wall of Faces' still seeking 1 photo of Westmoreland vet killed in Vietnam

In about a year and a half, the “Wall of Faces” project in Washington, D.C., was able to solicit photos of every nearly every Westmoreland County veteran killed during the Vietnam War.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 7, 2017

DMVA Digest December 6

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DMVA Still Needs To Locate 51 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice as a result of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund virtual Wall of Faces in ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Military Times Veterans Benefits e-book available now

This year’s Benefits Guide will help service members, veterans & family members navigate some of the changes made to their benefits programs, and provide an overview of other offerings — military child care to moving help to home loans, and many more.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Vet Center Newsletter, Dec. 1, 2017

Vet Center Spouse Support Group, Operation Troop Appreciation, Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Odyssey, more

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

DMVA Digest

A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 29, 2017

 DMVA News

Tell Us About Events Or Jobs For Veterans:

As a service to Pennsylvania’s veteran community, DMVA is committed to sharing notices fro...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

New Tricare providers for 2018 listed

Wondering if your provider will still be in-network after Jan. 1st? Search online at https://www.humanamilitary.com/provider-locator

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 30, 2017

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This h...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Deadly Parasite linked to cancer in Vietnam Veterans

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet... See https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/infectious-diseases/cholangiocarcinoma.asp for VA info on this.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 16, 2017

DMVA Digest November 15

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On Veterans Day, PA Remembers Those Who Served:

"Pennsylvania's Adjutant General Tony Carrelli and I are committed to doing everything we can for our veterans and active military members and have been working to expand services an...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United Statesand many other countries to advance the cause of freedom and justice...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Veterans with Hearing Loss can obtain a talk-to-text phone at no cost

 Through the Heroes with Hearing Loss program, eligible Veterans can listen and read word-for-word captions of everything said to you over the phone. Please see the program website, then contact Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs office at 724-...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

DMVA Digest November 8

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 8, 2017

 

DMVA Still Needs To Locate 54 Photos From PA For Vietnam National Memorial:

Help honor those from Pennsylvania who paid the ultimate sacrifice ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Nonprofit sets goals for connecting Pittsburgh-area veterans and jobs

At least 50 organizations in the Pittsburgh region have declared a mission to serve veterans in some capacity, from housing assistance to education to social services.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 14, 2017

FTC settles with Moon company over endorsements of schools for veterans

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Victory Media following an investigation of the Moon company for practices used to recommend schools to military veterans.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 14, 2017

IRS has Resources for Veterans, Current Members of the Military

As the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, the IRS reminds them that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. There are also tax benefits that can affect current members of the military.

The IRS has resources for both these groups. The followi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Saint Vincent College awards new scholarship for veterans

Navy Veteran and Saint Vincent College Graduate Student August I. Sander, of Greensburg, is the first recipient of the new Saint Vincent College Veterans Scholarship.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Vets Must Apply Online for New VA ID Card

The online portal to apply will not go live until November 14th; however, if you are not yet registered in vets.gov, you can do so now. For the new ID card you will need to scan and upload a government issued photo ID--driver's license or passport.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Veterans Connect newsletter is here

Veterans Connect Pittsburgh-Vol. 3

In this edition:•Director’s message•Emergency Care at a Non-VA Facility (with detachable wallet card)•Connect to Your Care•Environmental Registries•Telehealth Program Spotlight•Healthy Living...

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 28, 2017

Findlay sergeant’s single act of kindness launches effort to help military families

The Air Force civil engineer, now a chief master sergeant, had returned from deployment one week earlier and heard about a couple whose gutters needed to be repaired but whose son could not help because he was on deployment.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 23, 2017

PA Veteran Farm Trail spotlights operations of those who serve

Rising early, working hard and coming back for more the next day. That could be a description of life in a military unit, but it also applies to the routine of Ralph Frye and his son, Todd, on their Unity dairy farm.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Military Ticket Offers

Below are a variety of offers for military members, (active, reserve, retired) and families.

Military Ticket Offers

 

To purchase tickets, please use the links provided or order by phone by calling the Group Sales Department at 412-804-7904. The spe...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 11, 2017

VA technique cuts emergency wait times

Veterans Health Administration hospitals around the country are adopting a Pittsburgh-developed technique for reducing emergency room waits and making sure vets can quickly see a specialist after an ER visit.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Here's How Tricare's 2017 Changes Affect You

A series of sweeping Tricare changes could have a big impact on some of the military health care system's users -- including an extra three months of deductible-free coverage.

Are you one of them? Here's what you need to know.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Tet Party 24 February 2017

Tet 50th Anniversary flyer

Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite you to the 50th anniversary "Year of the Dog" event at All Saints Brewery, 24 February 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. Route 119 N at Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Persian Gulf vets have one year left to apply for state bonus

Veterans who were on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991, have one year left to claim a state bonus, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

Annville, PA - Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have exactly one year from today to collect a special on...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Get the facts about Elder Abuse & Veterans

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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.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

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.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 7, 2015

VA Launches New No-Cost IT Training Programs

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...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County wage growth among fastest in the nation

Wage Growth

The average weekly wage for Westmoreland County in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $829, a 6% increase over the same period in 2016. The percentage change placed it 18th among the 347 largest counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Read more... WCIDC
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

Tenaska Westmoreland

The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: October 26, 2017

WCIDC Receives $305K in Grant & Loan Funding

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

The WCIDC Board of Directors announced today the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has committed a $285,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to the WCIDC to support renovations at The Corner, an entrepreneurial center located in downtown New Kensington.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

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On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

Read on... WCIDC
Posted on: September 25, 2017

DEP and Westmoreland County Partners Tour Jeannette Glass Site

DEP Visit to Jeannette Glass Site

PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell toured the Jeannette Glass Site to see first-hand the importance of brownfields program at work. The WCIDC led the tour of the 13-acre site with city, county and state officials.

Read more... WCIDC
Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Envelope company bringing manufacturing from overseas to South Greensburg

South Greensburg Commons

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.

Read on... WCIDC
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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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.

Read on... WCIDC
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

Amos K. Hutshinson Toll Plaza

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.

Read more... WCIDC

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Letter from Commissioners: PA Department of Health Annual Survey

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.

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PA DOH Survey 2016 Westmoreland Manor