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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Press Release - Household Hazardous Waste Collection

LATROBE – Prepare now for Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection, being held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Westmoreland County Community College, 145 Pavilion Lane,... Read on...

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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... Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Job Posting: Court Reporter - Court of Common Pleas

Job Posting

Responsible for maintaining the verbatim record of court testimony and preparing transcripts as required using computer aided stenotype machines and software.

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Labor United Celebration at Northmoreland Park, September 6 & 7

Labor United Celebration

Northmoreland Park hosts the 36th annual Labor United Celebration on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7, from 11:00am to 7:00pm each day. This event has free admission, free parking and free... Read on...

Labor United Celebration event page
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.

View CDC brochure
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 28, 2015

Press Release - Mosquito Spraying Set for Westmoreland County on August 31

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Mosquito Spraying Set for Westmoreland County on August 31

Pittsburgh, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on August 31, 2015,... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Westmoreland County Transit Authority officials will discuss shared-ride program

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority will hold an open house Thursday to provide information about its struggling shared-ride program.

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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.

Read full Community Blog... Read on...

See Things To Do in Westmoreland County
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.

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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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...

Visit RACW website to learn more
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... 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... Read on...

More info from PEMA
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... 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.

View pdf flyer
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... Read on...

Learn more about WC Youth Commissions
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... Read on...

More about National County Government Month
Posted on: April 23, 2015

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

Kayakers

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... Read 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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

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

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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... Read on...

View letter sent to Governor Wolf
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... 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... 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

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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...

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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... 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"

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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: 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... Read more...

Tribune Review article...
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... Read on...