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Posted on: March 31, 2015

Job Posting: Court Reporter

Job Posting

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. Position is 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: March 27, 2015

Job Posting: Corrections Officer - Prison

Job Posting

This position monitors the activities of inmates and ensure the security of prison facilities. Job duties include but are not limited to: maintaining care, custody, and control of inmates, maintaining security of facility,... Read on...

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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 24, 2015

County Parks to Open at 6:00 am for Trout Fishing Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fishing Derby

Twin Lakes, Mammoth, Northmoreland, Bridgeport Dam, and Chestnut Ridge County Parks will open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for the first day of trout season.

All parking areas and gates will be closed until 6... Read on...

2015 Fishing Derbies
Posted on: March 24, 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: March 23, 2015

Job Posting: Nurse Aide - Westmoreland Manor

Job Posting

Westmoreland Manor is seeking applicants for the position of Certified Nurse Aide. This position is to provide basic nursing care including bathing, dressing, feeding and transporting residents under the supervision of the... Read on...

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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...

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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... 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: March 5, 2015

Spirit Airline Flights from Latrobe to Chicago to Begin May 7

At a press conference today, the Westmoreland County Airport Authority and Spirit Airlines announced the next new route from Western Pennsylvania’s most convenient airport. On May 7, 2015, Spirit will begin new once-daily... Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Department of Human Services Wants to Hear From You

2015 Human Services Block Grant Survey
We are asking for your feedback about the needs/gaps in services, service quality, and accessibility of human services available in Westmoreland County. Please take a few minutes to... Read on...

Learn more about Human Services Block Grant
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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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...

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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: 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.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

LIHEAP Season Opens November 3, 2014

LIHEAP Logo

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

November Proclaimed "Record Your Veterans Discharge Month"

DD214

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...

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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.
Read more on the Truancy Project

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

GetIn Westmoreland

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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... Read on...