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Posted on: October 1, 2015


Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development

Nearly 200 hundred business, community, and education leaders from across Westmoreland County learned about a new group that is working to improve workforce quality and economic development.
The Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development held it...
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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Press Release - Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling and RSVP Sock Collection

Beginning on Saturday, October 10, and continuing through October 31, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling and the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Westmoreland County will accept donations of new hats, mittens, and socks

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

Job Posting: Assistant Director of Nursing, Westmoreland Manor

Job Posting

The purpose of position is to assist Director of Nursing Service assessing resident care needs and implementing appropriate action. Implement nursing policies and procedures. Oversee supervision of staffing in nursing department and the quality of nursing...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Manor Borough Joins in the Fight Against Blight

Manor Borough joined the Westmoreland County Land Bank, making it the 15th municipality to participate in the countywide effort to eliminate blight in our communities.

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Commissioner Courtney Community Blog: Sharing Good News about the Variety "My Bike" Program

Variety Childrens Charity

Our office is a proud advocate for the lives touched by “Variety the Children’s Charity.” It is my desire to raise awareness to families across Westmoreland County and throughout our region of great opportunities provided to children with disabilities. ...Read on...

Variety, the Children's Charity website
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Demolition Bid Accepted for Monsour Demolition

JEANNETTE, Pa., September 10, 2015 – The Board of Directors for the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, are announcing the acceptance and approval of Dore & Associates Cont...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Westmoreland nears beginning of its drug court

Drug Court

After a year of research, fundraising and planning, Westmoreland County is poised to begin its drug court program later this month as a means to help curb the addiction problem in the region.

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

Westmoreland County Courthouse to be featured in PCN/CCAP Documentary - Public Screening Announced

PCNTV Historic Courthouse Series

Westmoreland County residents are invited to attend a free public screening of the PA Cable Network (PCN)’s documentary series, “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses” featuring the Westmoreland County Courthouse. Free and open to the public, the screening ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Dept of Public Safety Shares Tips on Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat Tips

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.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

Job Posting: Telecommunications Officer

Job Posting

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety/911 Center is accepting applications for the position of Temporary Trainee Telecommunication Officers (TCO).

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Commissioner Courtney Community Blog: Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Westmoreland County works very hard to make our website as user-friendly as possible. There is a lot of information at your fingertips 24/7.

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Westmoreland County libraries help inmates keep in touch with loved ones

Warden John Walton had a problem.
He was fielding complaints about a new video visitation program for inmates at the Westmoreland County jail that cut back on in-person visits. And fewer people than he anticipated were ponying up...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Redevelopment Authority Bids Demolition Project in Latrobe

A former bakery in Latrobe is slated for demolition as part of the county's land bank effort to eliminate blight.

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Hempfield Township Joins Westmoreland County Land Bank

Westmoreland County Landbank

Seeking to clear its inventory of abandoned real estate more quickly, Hempfield Township has entered into a partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank.

The partnership will enable the township to address more vacant buildings that have fallen i...Read on...

Westmoreland County Landbank website
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Westmoreland County Land Bank Clears the Way for Redevelopment of Former Hospital Site

Westmoreland County Land Bank

The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced they have reached an agreement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) that addresses the last remaining lien on the former Monsour Hospital property located in the C...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Latrobe Agency Receives Gold Hermes Creative Award for County Resource Guide


West Media Group, a full-service creative advertising agency and internet marketing company based in Latrobe, PA, announced today that the firm received a Hermes Creative Gold Award in this year’s international Marketing and Communication competition. Thi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Redevelopment Authority Receives $500,000 to Clean Up Brownfield Sites

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency is the recipient of a $500,000 federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to perform environmental assessments countywide in an effo...Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs now offering mobile claims assistance program

Laura Offerman, VA Outreach Coordinator

16 June 2014, Greensburg—Veterans and their family members in Westmoreland County now have a new weapon in their arsenals to access benefits and navigate the sometimes tricky maze of veterans benefits. With funding from the Pennsylvania Veterans Trust, We...Read on...

Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs website
Posted on: June 10, 2015

Commissioner Courtney Community Blog: Tips for Westmoreland County Weather Emergencies

Hempfield 2011 Tornado

Do you know the top 3 Weather Emergencies in PA? While summer represents a time for outdoor activities, from picnics to boating, it can also present unexpected severe and dangerous weather conditions.
The 3 greatest summertime weather emergencies in Pen...
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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Farmer's Market Vouchers Available

Senior Farmer's Market Nutritional Program

The 2015 Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides eligible seniors with vouchers to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides four $5.00 vouchers to be used at participating ...Read on...

Full details and Sign-up Schedule & Locations
Posted on: May 26, 2015

Westmoreland Veterans' Monument unveiled, rededicated in Greensburg

Westmoreland County Veterans Statue

"Let this monument be a symbol, dedicated to honoring the courage and sacrifice of those residents of Westmoreland County who answered their nation's call to arms,” Commissioner Charles Anderson

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Pennsylvania War Council realeases 'Wanted' poster to make veterans aware of 'scammers'

Veterans Scam Alert

There are many out there willing to take advantage of our veterans and/or their families. The Pennsylvania Veterans War Council asks you to display the linked 'Wanted' poster to help raise awareness.

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

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

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 ha...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

Commissioner Courtney Community Blog: National County Government Month

National County Government Month

April is National County Month and the National Association of Counties (NACo) is encouraging counties to use this opportunity “to raise public awareness and raise understanding of the roles and responsibilities of county government.”
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Posted on: April 23, 2015

Mammoth and Northmoreland Park lakes are now open to canoeing and kayaking


The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation has opened Mammoth and Northmoreland Park lakes to recreational kayaking and canoeing from May 1 through October 31, 7:00 am to dusk each year. No special permit is required by the Westmoreland County Bureau of
Parks and Recreation. Kayaks and canoes must be properly registered with the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

Only canoes and kayaks up to 16 feet in length are permitted on the lakes. No motors of any kind are permitted. All kayaks and canoes must be launched and removed at the designated launch site.

All PA Fish and Boat Commission rules and regulations must be strictly followed at all times. All County Park ordinances apply. For more information, please call the Bureau of Parks and Recreation at (724) 830-3950 or click on the Canoeing and Kayaking rules link belowRead on...

Canoeing and Kayaking Rules
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Alert Regarding Jury Duty in Westmoreland County

Jury Scam Alert

Telephone calls are being placed to Westmoreland County residents alerting people that they have missed jury duty and directing them to give personal information as well as demanding that they report to the Westmoreland County Courthouse at 2 N. Main Stre...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015


Savannah Lorenc

Selfless Savannah, displayed an incredible act of kindness by requesting books in lieu of gifts, for her 11th Birthday Party. She donated two large boxes of books to Westmoreland County Children's Bureau. These books were added to the agency's advisory b...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Commissioner Tyler Courtney Publicly Questions Governor’s Plans for Future Natural Gas Impact Fees

R Tyler Courtney

News Release
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Westmoreland Commissioner Tyler Courtney Publicly Questions Governor’s Plans for Future Natural Gas Impact Fees

Greensburg, PA - Westmoreland County Commissioner Tyler Courtney is publicly questioning how Gover...Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2015

VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Health Care
Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health...Read on...

Net Worth Fact Sheet
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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)...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Westmoreland County Designated as DMVA Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipient

PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has selected 12 Pennsylvania County Directors of Veterans Affairs Offices to receive $99,840 in grants from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF).

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force gets $9K to buy heroin antidote

(Update: the DOTF learned that this donation will actually total $10,000)

An anonymous donation to the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force could put an antidote for heroin into the hands of emergency responders and community members.

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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 Westmoreland County Land Bank was created to acquire and redevelop vacant, blighted properties to stabilize neighborhoods and assist eligible homebuyers in attaining their goal of home ownership. The program is available in the 11 targeted municipalities that have agreed to participate with the Land Bank. These communities include the cities of Latrobe, Greensburg, Jeannette; the boroughs of West Newton, Youngwood, Scottdale, Mount Pleasant, South Greensburg, Irwin; and the townships of Sewickley and Mount Pleasant. Of the twelve properties already owned by the Land Bank, two are homes slated for rehabilitation.

According to April Kopas, the director of the Westmoreland County Land Bank, "The Standard Charitable Foundation grant is an important piece to acquire abandoned homes in the effort to stabilize good neighborhoods. We are so grateful for this valued partnership and for Standard’s commitment to support stronger communities.”

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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 December 8th, Kuntz was lauded ...Read on...

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.

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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 County veterans are encouraged to ...Read on...

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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.
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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.

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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 Drug Task Force. Read more...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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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 keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...