Go To Search


29 Stories
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Westmoreland County Land Bank Sells Its First Properties

Westmoreland County Landbank

The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of two parcels in the Borough of West Newton to the First Church of God, clearing the way for a new parking area in the community. The... Read on...

View more properties or learn more about Land Bank
Posted on: February 10, 2015

Local Arts Grant Applications are available for 2015

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation is offering $9,000 in Local Arts Grants to local non-profit organizations or governmental units to support art related projects and activities that will benefit Westmoreland County... Read on...

View full press release and download application
Posted on: February 3, 2015

Standard Charitable Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to the Westmoreland County Land Bank


Standard Charitable Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Westmoreland County Land Bank to help acquire vacant properties to support its homeownership program.

The... Read on...

Subscribe to all WC Landbank website news
Posted on: January 23, 2015

Join in the March for Parks!

March for Parks

Register NOW for the 2015 March for Parks! Once again, March will be held at three locations: Cedar Creek Park, Murrysville SportZone, and Twin Lakes Park. All Marches will be held on Saturday, March 28; registration opens... Read on...

March for Parks registration page
Posted on: January 20, 2015

Income Tax Assistance

Income Tax

The AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance.

View details...
Posted on: January 9, 2015

Westmoreland County Parks and Trails are hosting TWO Comedy Nights in 2015!

Comedy Night

The Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trails are hosting a Comedy Night at the Delmont VFD Hall on Saturday February 21. Tickets are $30 and include dinner by Caffe Barista. Westmoreland County Parks are hosting a second... Read on...

Comedy Nights flyer
Posted on: January 22, 2015

Westmoreland County seeks to create drug court

Westmoreland County officials are working to begin a drug court to help those who are addicted.

Read full Post-Gazette article...
Posted on: December 22, 2014

Westmoreland County Commissioners announce new website features

Local Resources

In an effort to make the Westmoreland County website more of a resource for our citizens and those visiting or choosing to live in our area, we are happy to introduce two new website features:

1) Local Business & Resource... Read on...

Read full Press Release....
Posted on: December 19, 2014

2015 Adopted Budget

The county property tax rate will remain the same in the 2015 adopted budget. Westmoreland County property taxes were last increased in 2005; when they were increased from 16.99 to 20.99 mills.

View Adopted Budget
Posted on: December 17, 2014

Commissioner Tyler Courtney elected to PCoRP

Westmoreland County Commissioner Tyler Courtney was elected to the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP) Board of Directors at the November 23 annual meeting of the PCoRP members.

PCoRP is a program of the County... Read on...

Read full Press Release
Posted on: December 11, 2014

Paul Kuntz to step down as Westmoreland County Court Administrator

After almost three decades of service and leadership, Westmoreland County Court Administrator Paul Kuntz will retire from serving the citizens and Courts in our County. At a Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) meeting on... Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Commissioner Courtney Community Blog: Importance of Community Involvement Part 2

Tyler Courtney

I have had a lot of people ask me why I am active on so many boards or committees and involved in so many organizations. There are many reasons why I feel it is important to Westmoreland County that I be involved; each one... Read on...

Subscribe to Community Blog
Posted on: December 4, 2014

Westmoreland Officials learn of lauded drug life saving Project Lazarus

Alarmed by the growing toll of drug overdose deaths, officials in Westmoreland County are looking south, to a North Carolina county known for moonshine and as the birthplace of NASCAR, for a solution to the problem.

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 2, 2014

Westmoreland County Land Bank in Action in the City of Jeannette

Westmoreland County Landbank

Working together, the Westmoreland County Land Bank, the City of Jeannette, and the Jeannette School District, aim to tackle blight.

Read on...

Subscribe to all WC Landbank website news
Posted on: October 23, 2014

LIHEAP Season Opens November 3, 2014


Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open Monday, November 3, and is expected to close Friday, April 3, 2015

Additional Info

Get County News Updates via email/text
Posted on: October 27, 2014

November Proclaimed "Record Your Veterans Discharge Month"


The month of November has been proclaimed “Record Your Veterans Discharge Month” in Westmoreland County by County Commissioners Chuck Anderson, Tyler Courtney and Ted Kopas. During the month of November, all Westmoreland... Read on...

Visit Recorder of Deeds website
Posted on: September 24, 2014

Westmoreland County Testifies at the House Education Committee on Truancy

Battling Truancy

Dirk Matson, Shara Saveikis, and Ken Williams addressed the House of Education on September 22, 2014 to testify on truancy.
Read more on the Truancy Project

Read their testimonies...
Posted on: July 18, 2014

GetIn Westmoreland

We need you to get INformed, INvolved, and INvested in the drug epidemic.

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 10, 2014

Westmoreland County Stakeholder and Public Review for All-Hazards Mitigation Plan

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety invites the public to participate in updating the countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The County will hold its next Hazard Mitigation Planning Workshop on Wednesday, July... Read on...

Read full Press Release...
Posted on: June 24, 2014

Commissioner Tyler Courtney Appointed to PCoRP Board of Directors

PCoRP is a program of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) created to provide property, liability, automobile and other related insurance coverage to PA counties when the insurance industry made county... Read on...

Read full press release
Posted on: June 12, 2014

Human Services Survey and Public Hearings

Westmoreland County is asking for your feedback about the needs/gaps in services, service quality, and accessibility of human services available via survey.

Please take a few minutes to provide your input. The... Read on...

Human Services website
Posted on: June 9, 2014

Clerk of Courts Testifies at House Judiciary Committee Hearing for Restitution in PA Task Force

On May 5th 2014, Bryan Kline, your Clerk of Courts testified at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing as a participant of the Restitution in Pennsylvania Task Force.

Bryan was appointed to this task force by the governor... Read on...

View video
Posted on: May 30, 2014

New Addition to Coroner's K-9 Cadaver Unit

Kai Westmoreland County Cadaver Dog

Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha is proud to announce a new member in the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office. Kai, a 1 ½ year old Belgian Malinois, is not a Medicolegal Death Investigator, but a Cadaver Detection Canine.

Read on...

Coroner website
Posted on: October 21, 2013

Westmoreland, Washington Counties Agree to Join Pa. Services Grant Plan

HARRISBURG -- A state program that aims to provide more flexibility in how human services programs are funded is expanding to include Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 2, 2013

Task Force Targets Drug Deaths in Westmoreland County

The epidemic of drug overdose deaths in Westmoreland County is a community problem, and it will take a comprehensive plan to reduce the number by 25 percent over the next few years, said members of the Westmoreland County... Read more...

Tribune Review article...
Posted on: April 18, 2011

Stay connected!

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

Keep in Touch

Stay in touch with us by following us on Twitter, becoming our friend on Facebook, or subscribing to one of our RSS Feeds.

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and... Read on...