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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Job Posting: Juvenile Probation Officer

Job Posting

Bachelor's degree in any of the social sciences and experience working with at-risk youth is recommended.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Westmoreland County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter debuts as temperatures plummet

Westmoreland County will open its first cold weather shelter this week, giving community members without reliable shelter or heat a place to turn as temperatures dip into the ‘teens.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

57th Legislative District Special Election

Special Election

Due to the resignation of Rep. Tim Krieger, effective January 4, 2016, the seat for the 57th District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is now vacant. A Special Election will be held March 15, 2016.

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Special Election webpage
Posted on: November 30, 2015

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Partners with Westmoreland County Land Bank on Strategic Greening

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank announced their Strategic Community Greening Partnership Pilot Program with a $2,000 seed grant to the “The Seeds of Change Project” for a community garden in Jeannet...Read on...

Westmoreland County Land Bank website
Posted on: November 18, 2015

Full-body scanner on way to Westmoreland lockup to ensure inmates don't bring in contraband

Westmoreland County Prison

Looking to keep drugs, weapons and tobacco out of Westmoreland County Prison, officials said Monday that a full-body scanner will be installed early next year to ensure contraband can't be smuggled into the facility.

County commissioners are expected ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Local municipalities receive Generators with the help of the PEMA Disaster grant

PEMA Generators enroute to Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County DPS took possession of two 175 kW generators this week to be available during disasters to augment emergency power for municipal emergency operations in three municipalities.

The disasters of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee...Read on...

Hazard Mitigation Plan website
Posted on: October 1, 2015

200 BUSINESS, EDUCATION LEADERS ATTEND INAUGURAL WORKFORCE PROGRAM

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: 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.

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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 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 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

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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: 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 releases '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...

Learn more about WC Youth Commissions
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

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 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: 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: 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: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

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