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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Caregivers Are Heroes: Lunch & Learn Events in May

Caregivers are Heroes

Are you caring for an older adult?  Are you stressed?  Do you need information and resources?

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging & Family Links invite you to the "Caregivers Are Heroes" Lunch and Learn events:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10...Read on... View flyer with full details
Posted on: March 16, 2017

(2) Job Postings: Department Clerk and Officer for Domestic Relations Office

Job Posting

The Domestic Relations department has the following positions open for placement: 

  • Domestic Relations Officer 
  • Department Clerk 

Interested candidates should submit in writing their interests by 4:00 pm March 28, 2017 to:  ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Commissioner Kopas Testifies before House of Representatives Human Services Committee

Watch Commissioner Kopas testify before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Human Services Committee to protect workers with disabilities. Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Controller’s Office Garners National Honors for the 30th consecutive year

Government Finance Officers Association The Westmoreland County Controller’s Office has been recognized for the 30th straight year for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. This is the highest form of recognition afforded to governments for...Read on... Controller's Office website
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Attention Westmoreland County Business Owners

Coming Soon Video Clip Dear Valued Business Owner: Westmoreland County has renewed its partnership with CGI Communications, Inc. to create a series of professionally produced online videos to highlight everything our county offers to residents, visitors, and business owners. ...Read on...
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Westmoreland Plan Reaches More Than 2,000 Community Members, Additional Workshops Announced

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

The Department of Planning & Development has received tremendous community response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. More than 2,000 community members have participated in outreach activities thus far, ...Read on...

Reimagining Our Westmoreland Website
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Westmoreland County Diversity Study

Seton Hill University and Westmoreland Community Action recently completed a study regarding diversity in Westmoreland County.  Watch the video detailing the results.
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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs has a new home


December 21, 2016, Greensburg--Veterans and dependent family members can obtain assistance with filing VA claims and accessing veterans’ benefits from County Veterans Affairs staff in their new home on the 2nd floor of the County Courthouse.

According...Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Clerk of Courts: New law on sealing criminal records takes effect

Act 5 of 2016

Contact:   Bryan L. Kline, Clerk of CourtsPhone:     724-830-3118Email:      bkline@co.westmoreland.pa.us        &am...
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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Community Workshops Announced for Westmoreland County Comprehensive Plan

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development would like to announce the first two community workshops for the county's comprehensive plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland.

Workshop #1November 9, 2016 Westmoreland Museum of American ...Read on... Reimagining Our Westmoreland website
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Westmoreland County Seeking Community Input for the Upcoming Comprehensive Plan

Reimagining Our Westmoreland website Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! Reimagining Our Westmoreland will be a comprehensive strategy and policy guide for County officials, as well as provide more high level st...Read on... Project Website
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Job Posting: Correction Officers - Prison


Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Corrections Officer for the Westmoreland County Prison. The purpose of this position is to monitor the activities of inmates and ensure the security of prison facilities. Job duties include but...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Dedicates and Officially Places Hazard 800 Vehicle in Service

Hazard 800 Dedication Ceremony

Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Response Team 800 and the Department of Public Safety were joined September 28 by the Westmoreland County Commissioners for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate and officially place Hazard 800 in service. Hazard 80...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Public Meeting Scheduled for Update on Donegal Lake

PA Fish and Boat Commission.png

The PA Fish and Boat Commission will host a public meeting in Donegal, Westmoreland County on September 22 to provided an update on reconstruction of the Donegal Lake dam.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at the Donegal Community Center, located at ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Jeannette Homebuyer Fair

Jeannette Homebuyer Fair

The Jeannette Homebuyer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 on South Sixth Street in Jeannette. Attendees will be able to participate in a Q & A Homebuyer Panel, meet personally with pre-purchase counselors and loan offi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Juror Donation Program

Juror Donation Program

Soon Westmoreland County jurors will have the option to donate their juror fees to local non-profit organizations. Upon completion of their jury service, jurors may authorize donation of their fees to one of the selected organizations. Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

County Financial Administration Office Honored by Government Finance Officers Association

GFOA Award 2016

Director Megan McCandless and assistant Scott Stepanovich were honored by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the county's 2016 spending plan.

Their budget doc...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Job Posting: Temporary Juvenile Youth Worker - Juvenile Detention


Associate degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or a related field.

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Recovering addicts tell lawmakers Westmoreland court rehab program works

Jeffrey Patterson broke a smile and said he didn't expect a standing ovation from 18 members of a state legislative panel who listened Wednesday to his emotional testimony about his drug addiction.

He said it made him feel good about himself, somethin...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Juvenile detention center in Hempfield adds beds to fill need

Juvenile Shelter Recreation Area

Capacity of the Regional Youth Services Center in Hempfield has been increased from 12 to 16 beds to fill a need left by the closing of a facility in Cambria County last month.

“We're ready to go,” said Dirk Matson, Westmoreland County human services ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

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: July 18, 2016

Special Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 101, Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 North Main Street, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601.

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Children's Bureau Director Celebrates Children's Roundtable at Governor's Mansion

Shara Saveikis with Governor and First Lady Wolf

On June 10th Governor Wolf and First Lady Wolf, along with members of the Supreme Court invited approximately 73 professionals and their guest, to the Governor’s Mansion in recognition of their valuable contributions to Pennsylvania Children, in celebrati...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Westmoreland County’s Child Government Day Held May 27th

On May 27, Westmoreland County celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day by opening the doors to the Courthouse for Child Government Day (CGD). The annual event was attended by fourth- through eighth-grade students whose parents work in departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Rally for an On-time State Budget announced

Rally for on-time budget

Dirk Matson, Director of Human Services for Westmoreland County, announces that a rally for passage of a state budget on time will be held Wednesday, June 22nd, from noon to 1:15 at Courthouse Square, 2 N. Main Street, Greensburg.

Join your County Comm...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Westmoreland County Names Comprehensive Plan Consultant

The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners approved today a contract with Houseal Lavigne Associates to serve as the consulting firm assisting the Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development with the county's comprehensive plan update.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Settlement Reached In Former Jeannette Glass Plant Acquisition

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation's Board of Directors announced today the approval of a settlement agreement with Zion Bullitt Avenue LP concerning the former Jeannette Glass Plant property.

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

MDJ Alternative Adjudication Program - WESA Radio Interview

WESA radio

District judges in Westmoreland County are trying a new approach to addressing drug abuse in their community. They’ve implemented an Alternative Adjudication Program for defendants charged with minor drug crimes focusing on rehabilitation rather than jail...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Westmoreland County’s Substance Abuse Helpline Goes Live April 20, 2016

Westmoreland County Substance Abuse Helpline

(Greensburg, PA – April 19, 2016) – Westmoreland Community Action announces that the county’s first helpline dedicated solely to drug and alcohol issues will go live on Wednesday, April 20.

Those with substance abuse questions or concerns can call toll...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


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...Read on...

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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 ...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.

View CDC brochure
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: 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: 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: 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...