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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Public Notice: 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

CAPER Notice

View the entire public notice with the location of the public hearing. 

View the FY 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). 

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., named President of Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors

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Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., named President of Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs 

Greensburg, 26 June 2018—Westmoreland County Director of Veteran Affairs Matt Zamosky assumed the duties of the Pennsylvania ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Take MOAA Survey: Share Your Opinion on TRICARE and Military Health Care

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Military Officers Association of America wants to know about your experience with military health care and the TRICARE program. This important survey for all beneficiaries will help MOAA to shape legislation directly impacting earned health care benefits.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Inmate Mail Procedures Amended

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Effective July 2, 2018, Policy S-470, Mail and Incoming Publications, shall be amended to provide that the Prison will begin photocopying in black and white, all incoming articles of mail (letters, drawings, greeting cards and photographs, etc. with the e...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Public Voting Machine Demonstrations

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Harrisburg, PA – Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres has informed Pennsylvania’s counties to have voter-verifiable paper record voting systems selected no later than December 31, 2019, and preferably in place by the November 2019 g...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Senior Farmer's Market Nutritional Program

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The 2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 checks to use...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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All Encouraged to Sign-up for Emergency and Non-emergency Alerts at County Website

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is encouraging all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for a new mass notification system known as CodeRED that wi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Lien Certificates Now Available to Purchase Online

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The Tax Claim Bureau provides lien certifications which are a means of determining whether taxes are owed or have been paid for prior years.

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Westmoreland Connect Mobile App Available to Download

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The quickest way to stay connected to Westmoreland County news and events when you're on the go is to download the Westmoreland Connect mobile app.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

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Recent Job Postings (with deadlines): Assistant Director of Nursing, Westmoreland Manor (July 27), Staff Auditor, Controller's Office (July 31)

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Westmoreland County Land Bank Seeks Construction Services for Home Ownership Program

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Under the direction of the Executive Director, candidates will direct and oversee the project management function including developing scope, evaluating bids and proposals, setting budgetary constraints, and reviewing the qualifications of contractors.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland Manor is now Offering Nursing Sign-On Bonus

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Westmoreland Manor is excited to offer sign-on bonuses for eligible full time and part time Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nurse's Aides! Join a dedicated team with incredible benefits.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

WCIDC Acquires 206 acres in Sewickley Township

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland

The property will be developed into the county’s newest industrial park, Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The park will accommodate the need companies have for pad-ready sites with direct access to active rail and the interstate highway system.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland County collects more than $100k in owed court fees through tax returns

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A new program diverts state tax refunds from criminal defendants who owe court costs, fees and restitution.

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

FBI Background Fingerprint Cards Now Processed at Courthouse

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Effective April 9, 2018, FBI Background fingerprint cards can be processed at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St. Greensburg, PA. 15601 through the Westmoreland County Park Police Department (724-830-3567). Processing will be done during nor...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Tax Claim Bureau Repository List - Now Available

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Properties still unsold after the Tax Claim Bureau's Annual, Judicial, and Repository bid-off sale are placed in the regular repository, at which point anyone, with the exception of the property owners, may bid on the property.

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Levin Furniture, others donate 125 beds to needy kids in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Children First vice president Veronica Ent with donated mattresses

With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated. 

On Wednesday, 125 beds were delivered to the Kris Feliciani State Farm Insurance office in Youngwood, where they will await...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) joins the ConnectHome Nation initiative

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Media Contact: Michael L. Washowich, Executive Director                          724-832-7248

Greensburg, PA, August 21, 2017 – We...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Seniors Keeping Cool for Summer

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Summer is here! Across the country, we see the heat index beginning to rise. In many cases, the rising heat can affect our most vulnerable populations; young children and senior citizens. Senior citizens are the most susceptible to heat fatigue because th...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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All Encouraged to Sign-up for Emergency and Non-emergency Alerts at County Website

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is encouraging all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for a new mass notification system known as CodeRED that wi...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

County buying specialized Hazmat boat with federal money

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The grant through the Department of Homeland Security, will for the first time enable response teams to work on the five rivers that border Westmoreland County as well as local lakes and reservoirs.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Westmoreland County Issues Declaration of Disaster Emergency

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May 30, 2018

Director Roland “Bud” MertzWestmoreland County Department of Public Safety911 Public Safety RdGreensburg, PA 15601WESTMORELAND COUNTY ISSUES DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCYWestmoreland County has been, and continues to be...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety Public Relations

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Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for summer and fall 2018 internships. We are looking for individuals in one or more of the following fields for Public Safety Public Relations Inte...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

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Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for Active Adu...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Save the Date - Pennsylvania Department of Aging LGBTQ Aging Summit

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Connecting Communities and Inspiring Change: October 9-10, 2018 at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. (4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111)

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Farmer's Market Nutritional Program

Produce at a Farmer's Market

The 2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 che...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

4 gain access to Derry-area home after 1 falsely claims to work for Area Agency on Aging

Warnings of a scheme that targets the elderly were issued Tuesday because a group of people deemed “suspicious” gained entry to a Westmoreland County resident's home.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Program

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Training is provided at NO COST for Residents of Armstrong, Indiana, Butler, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland, Crawford, Mercer or Venango Counties(Participants from other Counties are welcome; space permitted, but will incur a cost). Specific dates, ti...

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Posted on: February 20, 2013

Health Resource Guide for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing Available

The Behavioral Health Task Force for Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing of Allegheny County today announced the updating of the Resource Guide for Southwestern Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Providers.

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Child Welfare Professional Week in Harrisburg

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In recognition of the Governor’s Proclamation for Child Welfare Professional week, it was an honor to accompany Anna and Idelia to our state capitol, whom both shared their heartfelt stories on how their caseworkers’ had positively imp...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Westmoreland celebrates Child Welfare Professionals Week June 4-8

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Every day in Pennsylvania, thousands of children are at risk of child abuse and neglect or have been removed from their homes due to such abuse and neglect. Westmoreland County officials recognize the risks and need to intervene to protect our children. &...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Levin Furniture, others donate 125 beds to needy kids in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland Children First vice president Veronica Ent with donated mattresses

With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated. 

On Wednesday, 125 beds were delivered to the Kris Feliciani State Farm Insurance office in Youngwood, where they will await...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kid-friendly room at Westmoreland courthouse designed to ease anxiety

Toys, books and mural in Westmoreland Family Court Comfort Room for kids

A special thank you to Adam Garrity, a program Specialist for Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, who had the vision to transform the family court waiting room into a child-friendly comfort room to occupy the children and ease their minds while they wa...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators Awarded CCAP 2017 Affiliate of the Year

2017 CCAP Award

Each year, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) selects an organization they are associated with as the Affiliate of the Year to recognize outstanding efforts in moving the county mission forward.

The 2017 Outstanding Affiliate of th...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Owed money? In Westmoreland, some will get restitution on prepaid debit card

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A pilot program starting next month at the Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts office will give crime victims another option to access their restitution funds.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland County collects more than $100k in owed court fees through tax returns

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A new program diverts state tax refunds from criminal defendants who owe court costs, fees and restitution.

Read complete Tribune-Review article Clerk of Courts

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Public Notice: 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

CAPER Notice

View the entire public notice with the location of the public hearing. 

View the FY 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). 

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Community Development
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Westmoreland Development Council Spring Newsletter

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Highlights from the Spring Newsletter:

  • Community Development Announces Funding Increase for CDBG & HOME Programs
  • EGC Reports PIDA Rates Still Low and Two Major Enhancements to the PIDA Program
  • WCIDC Acquires 206 Acres for Newest Industrial Park:...
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Community Development
Posted on: April 8, 2015

Mt. Pleasant receives more than $45K to upgrade Frick Park

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By A.J. Panian Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 p.m. The cracks in the asphalt surface of the basketball court at Frick Park in Mt. Pleasant have widened through the years, said James M. Wojnar, a borough councilman and chairman of the council's parks and r...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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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)...

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

CRIMINAL TRIAL TERM CHANGES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2018 - Updated Information

Effective with the August 2018 criminal jury trial term, the criminal court judges will consider North Zone trials available during South Zone trial terms. Please click on this link to view the changes to the trial term procedures.

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

JUDGE SCHERER'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - JULY 27TH

Judge Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 27, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

JUDGE MARSILI'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - JULY 27TH

Judge Marsili will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 27, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: July 9, 2018

CIVIL ARBITRATION LISTS - JULY AND AUGUST 2018

The Arbitration lists for July and August, 2018 are now posted and available on the county website.

Courts
Posted on: June 27, 2018

JUDGE SMAIL'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 27, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: June 27, 2018

GUARDIANSHIP TRACKING SYSTEM WORKSHOPS BEING OFFERED

Pennsylvania Courts Guardian Tracking System

The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is pleased to offer a series of workshops that will show court-appointed guardians how to use the new Guardianship Tracking System (GTS). GTS will make it possible for guardians of adult incapaci...

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Revisions to the UJS Public Access Policies - Effective July 1. 2018

 Amendments will be effective July 1, 2018.   A copy of the current policy and accompanying Explanatory Reports is found at the following link:http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/477jad-attach1.pdf?cb=1

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

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Greensburg, PA November 7, 2017: On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United States and many other countries to advanc...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Westmoreland Development Council Spring Newsletter

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Highlights from the Spring Newsletter:

  • Community Development Announces Funding Increase for CDBG & HOME Programs
  • EGC Reports PIDA Rates Still Low and Two Major Enhancements to the PIDA Program
  • WCIDC Acquires 206 Acres for Newest Industrial Park: Commerce...
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Development Council
Posted on: April 24, 2018

WCIDC Acquires 206 acres in Sewickley Township

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland

The property will be developed into the county’s newest industrial park, Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The park will accommodate the need companies have for pad-ready sites with direct access to active rail and the interstate highway system.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

2017 WCIDC Annual Report

As the primary marketing agent for the county, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation remains committed to promoting growth throughout the county in terms of job creation, economic output and helping to maintain a stable tax base.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Public Voting Machine Demonstrations

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Harrisburg, PA – Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres has informed Pennsylvania’s counties to have voter-verifiable paper record voting systems selected no later than December 31, 2019, and preferably in place by the November 2019 g...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland Manor is now Offering Nursing Sign-On Bonus

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Westmoreland Manor is excited to offer sign-on bonuses for eligible full time and part time Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nurse's Aides! Join a dedicated team with incredible benefits.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Nursing Referral Program - $500 Referral Bonus

Nursing Referral Bonus Program

Westmoreland Manor is now offering a $500.00 referral bonus to Westmoreland County employees who refer an eligible nursing candidate.

ALL WESTMORELAND COUNTY STAFF IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM WITH THE EXCEPTION OF:

  • Managers and individuals with involvement...
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Posted on: July 17, 2018

NBV Community Bank Park dedicates new section for children with disabilities

Lisa Pollack of North Belle Vernon knows all too well what a visit to a public playground means to a child with a disability.

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Penn Township Seniors' Picnic

The annual Penn Twp Senior Citizens summer picnic will be held Tuesday, July 24 at the Community United Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Harrison City. 

Picnic lunch will be served at 1 pm and bingo begins at 2 pm.  Please bring a newspa...

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Human Services
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Casual interactions: Even 'weak ties' to others can boost your physical, emotional health

Close relationships with family and friends, we know, are important for our health and well-being. But what about the people who make up our broader social networks?

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Taking the mic for mental health

Last August, Kym Lebak was sitting in the audience at Glitterbox Theater in Bloomfield, watching quietly as someone else performed her story.

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

State Human services department admits to web glitch that exposed personal info of Pennsylvanians

A technical problem temporarily enabled people to use a state web platform to access the personal information of Pennsylvanians with whom they previously shared a household, the state Department of Human Services said Friday.

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Dads Matter class starting in Mt. Pleasant

A program aimed at helping dads is starting in Mt. Pleasant next month.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Dads Matter classes starting in Mt. Pleasant Aug. 1st

DADS MATTER program in Mt. Pleasant at the Slovak Club Social Room on the following dates/times.  See flyer for details.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 f...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Westmoreland YWCA to hold panel on women in the workforce

The YWCA Westmoreland County will hold a free panel featuring professional area woman talking about their accomplishments and challenges.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Annual ice cream social in Greensburg will benefit Wesley Family Services

Any day is a great day for ice cream, but July 21 will provide an opportunity to beat the heat with a sweet treat and also support a family-services organization with branches throughout western Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

New season of '13 Reasons Why' still targeted by doctors who say it glamorizes teen suicide

Medical experts say Netflix and creators of the second season of 13 Reasons Why — streaming Friday — aren't doing enough to curb the increase in teen suicides and may be encouraging copycat cases.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Westmoreland Transit plan could bring bus service to Monessen, West Newton

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) is considering adding bus routes from Greensburg to Monessen and West Newton.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Hempfield program to address social media, internet safety

Hempfield Area School District is offering a program for parents on internet safety for children.

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

WCFB Offering Summer Work Experience Through Private Industry Council

The Experience Works! Program will be operating again this summer in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. Youth are paid $9 an hour and may work up to 40 hours a week. It is a great opportunity for youth to build their resume, develop job skills and earn mo...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Belle Vernon man will lead veteran bike ride from Pittsburgh to D.C. this weekend

Considering the sacrifice many veterans have made for the country, biking a few hundred miles to Washington, D.C., doesn't seem like such a big deal.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Area Agency on Aging News July/August 2018

July-August 2018 Inside Line

-Farmers market vouchers
-Tools for Caregivers
-Public Tranpsortation options
-Healthy meals
-Earn while you learn
It's all in the Inside Line!

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Westmoreland County Food Bank Unveils New Freezer

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Delmont, PA – June 27, 2018 - Kris M. Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of the Westmoreland County Food Bank addressed a crowd gathered at the unveiling of their new freezer on Wednesday, and expressed how blessed they are to have such ...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Our Clubhouse Westmoreland offers support to those affected by cancer

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Our Clubhouse provides free cancer support for those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family & friends who care for them. See the July calendar.

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Nonprofit seeks volunteers to help sew holiday stockings for overseas military members

Nonprofit group Military Connections is seeking volunteers as its members gear up for their annual sewing day, creating stockings that will be stuffed and shipped to military men and women stationed overseas at Christmas time.

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Unity's Zamosky elected president of Pennsylvania county veteran affairs offices

Matt Zamosky of Unity was named to head the state organization that represents county veteran affairs offices

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Red Cross looking for blood donors to avoid summer shortages

The Red Cross is looking for people to donate blood to alleviate shortages at hospitals over the summer.

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Pennsylvania OKs new college saving grants for newborns

Pennsylvania is starting a program proposed by state Treasurer Joe Torsella to provide college savings accounts for newborns, beginning with a $100 grant.

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

'You can't sit at our table!' What to do when the bully is a senior citizen

Fistfights over love interests, exclusion from lunch tables, name-calling and keyed cars — senior citizens are capable of more than one might think.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Take Our Survey: Share Your Opinion on TRICARE and Military Health Care

MOAA wants to know about your experience with military health care and the TRICARE program. We need all beneficiaries to take an important survey. MOAA will use the data to help shape legislation directly impacting your earned health care benefits.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Westmoreland transit authority may jump on Uber-style rides

Westmoreland County Transit Authority officials will consider drastic changes to their struggling bus service system, including a proposal to convert some of its rural routes to an Uber-like ride share program.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Derry Township's Union Mission will make more room for homeless men

The Union Mission in Derry Township is set to break ground Tuesday for a building that will expand its capacity to serve homeless men.

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Posted on: June 23, 2018

Free Summer Meals for Children

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When school is out during the summer months and children are no longer receiving breakfast and lunch at school, many families struggle to feed their children nutritious meals each and every day. 

The Summer Food Service Program offers free, nutrit...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

The changing face of deafness

Less than 1 percent of babies in the United States are born with some level of hearing loss. That may not seem like much. But it means that up to 12,000 American children enter the world each year struggling to hear — or completely deaf.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

County hires firm to educate staffers about sexual harassment

Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday hired a Greensburg law firm to conduct seminars to educate government staffers about sexual harassment issues.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Westmoreland County Transit OKs 10 percent fare hike for its shared-ride system

Westmoreland County Transit officials Thursday approved a 10 percent fare hike for its shared-ride paratransit system used by senior and handicapped riders.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Senate panel looks to fund Alzheimer's research and resources

WASHINGTON – Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

A discovery about herpes and Alzheimer’s disease may open new avenues for treatment

Researchers may have found a tiny culprit — human herpes virus — in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. And it could be a big deal.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Walmart campaign raises $55K for Westmoreland food bank

Walmart shoppers helped raise $55,131.41 for the Westmoreland County Food Bank through the fifth annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign in April.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

VA Releases National Suicide Data Report

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report yields several important insights.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Dump the majors? Poll finds high school students want skills that will get them hired

The majority of high school students who will be entering college over the next three years would like to see more colleges promote education and skills training rather than only offering majors for future employment.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Are women responsible for their own safety? Australians point fingers.

Thousands of people gathered for a vigil Monday at the Melbourne park where less than a week ago a young comedian was raped and murdered, a crime whose grisly details have renewed a national conversation about violence against women.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

No more walking on egg shells: parents and adolescents open up about teenage depression

“There is a difference between feeling sad about something and feeling depressed,” a high school student tells me. “With depression, daily tasks feel like moving mountains.”

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Study: 40 percent of Pa. households struggle to make ends meet

“Should I pay the utilities bill or fix my husband’s broken car so he can get to work?”

That’s what a caller from Indiana County asked the United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline which helps people in need find local resources.

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Are you a senior or undergoing breast cancer treatment?

Cheryl Kay Foundation (CKF) is a family organization dedicated to critical issues facing Baby Boomers, their parents and their children.  They provide grants for home care for older adults and those under treatment for breast cancer  who...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Pathways to Pardons event Wed., Aug. 8th in Greensburg

Pathways to Pardons Community Event

Hosted by Lt. Governor Mike Stack and Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Westmoreland County Courthouse – Commissioner’s Meeting Room2 N Main Street Suite 1...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Children's Bureau lauded in Harrisburg

Shara Saveikis

Westmoreland Children's Bureau Executive Director Shara Saveikis traveled to the state capitol last week in recognition of the Governor's Proclamation for Child Welfare Professional week.

Locally, at last week's public meeting, County Commissioners paid si...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Penn Area Library planning unique kids' events for this summer

From an Appalachian corn-shuckin' party to an African 21-stringed harp player, the Penn Area Library has a host of unique programs on tap for children and parents this summer.

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Export Summer Playground Program kicks off next week

Export Borough's annual Summer Playground Program will kick off on June 18, giving local children a chance to spend a few mornings each week enjoying activities, games, arts and crafts.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Bach, 11 other seniors honored at state Capitol for anti-fraud work

Murrysville consumer advocate Mary Bach was among 12 senior citizens recognized at the state Capitol on Monday for their work against frauds and scams.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Westmoreland Wolves semi-pro football game to benefit West Newton teen cancer patient

A person from Jessica Chopp's past made his way back into her present to help make a difference for her 17-year-old son, who is fighting cancer.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Orajel for teething? No, says FDA, which tied drug to breathing issues

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration told manufacturers to stop marketing over-the-counter teething products with the drug benzocaine.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 7, 2018

PA Link event offers information on Adult Protective Services in Westmoreland County

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Members of the community and human service providers gathered today at Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg to learn about Senior Protective Services for those 60 or older. Presenter Karen Slater of the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) shared in...

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Human Services
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Westmoreland celebrates Child Welfare Professionals Week June 4-8

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Every day in Pennsylvania, thousands of children are at risk of child abuse and neglect or have been removed from their homes due to such abuse and neglect. Westmoreland County officials recognize the risks and need to intervene to protect our children. &...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Free meals for all students coming to Hutchinson Elementary School in Southwest Greensburg

Breakfast and lunch will be free for all 610 students at Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary School in Southwest Greensburg starting in September.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education, Penn-Trafford HS, Sept. 20th

(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...

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Human Services

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Westmoreland County looks to restore troubled youth through refurbished furniture program

Anthony Cremonese, community service work coordinator for Westmoreland County juvenile probation

A new Westmoreland County program will help restore victims of juvenile crime by restoring and selling old furniture. 

 The juvenile probation program will take offenders who owe both community service and restitution for five weeks and h...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Substance Abuse Forum and Education (S.A.F.E.)

SAFE forums

Community, parents, students, churches, police, businesses, civic organizations: In an effort to deal with the drug crisis and its effect on our youth, this panel focuses on free community drug prevention efforts and intervention and treatment options.

Learn more Juvenile Probation

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Land Bank

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Land Bank Property Gets Makeover Thanks to Local Business Support

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416 Wayne Ave. is part of WCLB’s Home Ownership Program – an initiative to rehabilitate properties in order to sell to low to moderate income residents within Westmoreland County. Outreach led to local business’ demonstrating their support of the program.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

WCLB Seeks Construction Services for Home Ownership Program

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Under the direction of the Executive Director, candidates will direct and oversee the project management function including developing scope, evaluating bids and proposals, setting budgetary constraints, and reviewing the qualifications of contractors.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK akopas@co.westmoreland.pa.us 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...

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Land Bank

News Flash

Posted on: April 5, 2018

FBI Background Fingerprint Cards Now Processed at Courthouse

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Effective April 9, 2018, FBI Background fingerprint cards can be processed at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St. Greensburg, PA. 15601 through the Westmoreland County Park Police Department (724-830-3567). Processing will be done during nor...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Register for the Five Star Trail Poker Run on July 21!

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The 19th annual Five Star Trail Poker Run will be held on Saturday, July 21 starting at Lynch Field in Greensburg. Registration begins at 8:00am and the event will start at 9:00am. The registration fee is fifteen dollars for participants who pre-register ...

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Poker Run Registration Form Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 16, 2018

August Fun Fest at Cedar Creek Park - Sunday, August 12

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The annual August Fun Fest will take place at Cedar Creek Park on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. There’s something for everyone with great food, fun entertainment, and lots of children’s rides and amusements. This even...

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August Fun Fest event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Free Summer Concert Series

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The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation will host two free summer concert series at Twin Lakes and Cedar Creek Parks. These concerts feature local musicians and bands and offer free admission and parking. Visitors of all ages are encouraged...

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Summer Concert Series event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 13, 2012

Like Us on Facebook!

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Follow us at "WestmorelandParkandRec" to stay up-to-date on new Parks and Rec information and programs, such as Festivals, Summer Concerts, Camps for Kids, Free Fishing Derbies, and more!

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Posted on: December 13, 2012

Follow us on Twitter!

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Follow us @WestCoParksRec to stay up-to-date on news from your Westmoreland County Parks & Trails!

Check out our Twitter page! Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Westmoreland County Seeking Community Input for the Upcoming Comprehensive Plan

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

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...

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Project Website Planning

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Prison

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Inmate Mail Procedures Amended

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Effective July 2, 2018, Policy S-470, Mail and Incoming Publications, shall be amended to provide that the Prison will begin photocopying in black and white, all incoming articles of mail (letters, drawings, greeting cards and photographs, etc. with the e...

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Prison
Posted on: June 21, 2018

TouchPay - Inmate Account Funding for Trust/Commissary

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Toll free: 1-866-232-1899
Online: www.TouchPayDirect.com
TouchPay Kiosk: Located in the jail lobby

Additional Info... Prison

News Flash

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Prothonotary Office Now Offers Notary Services

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Notary Services available during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

View Notary Service Fees Prothonotary
Posted on: May 3, 2017

'Welcome home,' 16 new U.S. citizens told at naturalization ceremony in Greensburg

Christina O'Brien speaking at Naturalization ceremony

In all, there were 16 candidates. 

They came from 13 countries on five continents, ranged in age from 19 to 73 and represented a veritable melting pot of ethnicities. 

All had waited for years and traveled thousands of miles on a journey t...

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Read complete May 3, 2017 Tribune-Review Article Prothonotary

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

The Redevelopment Authority is seeking applicants for the position of Fiscal Coordinator.

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The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland is seeking applicants for the position of Fiscal Coordinator.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for executing daily financial activities that are...

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Full Job Description Can Be Found Here: Redevelopment Authority
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Environmental assessment aims to clear former Mt. Pleasant glass site for redevelopment.

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Mt. Pleasant Borough is one step closer to redeveloping a former industrial brownfield donated by the Levin family in 2008.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Governor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout Pennsylvania

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Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB) will receive $200,000 to acquire, demolish and/or rehab blighted properties throughout Westmoreland County

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News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2018

GUARDIANSHIP TRACKING SYSTEM WORKSHOPS BEING OFFERED

Pennsylvania Courts Guardian Tracking System

The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is pleased to offer a series of workshops that will show court-appointed guardians how to use the new Guardianship Tracking System (GTS). GTS will make it possible for guardians of adult incapaci...

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Workshop Schedule and Registration Info... Register of Wills

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2018

SAVE THE DATE- Annual Tax Sale

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The next Annual Tax Sale will be Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. The property list will be available online by August 10, 2018 and updated twice a week until the day of the sale.

Learn more about the Annual Sale... Tax Office
Posted on: May 18, 2018

SAVE THE DATE - Judicial Tax Sale

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The next Judicial Sale will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. A Property List for the August Judicial Sale will be available to download by July 6, 2018.

Learn more about Judicial Sales... Tax Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Lien Certificates Now Available to Purchase Online

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The Tax Claim Bureau provides lien certifications which are a means of determining whether taxes are owed or have been paid for prior years.

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Tax Claim Bureau Repository List - Now Available

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Properties still unsold after the Tax Claim Bureau's Annual, Judicial, and Repository bid-off sale are placed in the regular repository, at which point anyone, with the exception of the property owners, may bid on the property.

Additional Info... Tax Office

News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

News Flash

Posted on: July 17, 2018

Big tax refunds coming for 130,000 veterans

More than 130,000 veterans are receiving letters on how to apply for refunds of taxes they paid on disability severance pay dating back to 1991 — a minimum of $1,750 per veteran.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Veterans Picnic Friday, July 20th for 54th District

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If you served in the military or know someone who did, and you reside  in the 54th District, Rep. Eli Evankovich would like to honor you at a VETERANS APPRECIATION PICNIC:

Friday, July 20

Noon-2 pm

Northmoreland Park Pavilion 8

280 Markle Rd

Apollo, P...

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Posted on: July 14, 2018

Smartphone feature provides immediate access to Veterans Crisis Line

 VA is excited to announce that service members and Veterans can connect to the Veterans Crisis Line using these simple words. The Siri function on Apple’s iPhone and the Google Assistant function on Android phones now automatically dia...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Greensburg Vietnam veteran to receive American Legion's Blue Cap award

A Greensburg man is the 2018 recipient of the John C. “Ace” Mann Blue Cap of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors given by the Pennsylvania American Legion.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs

Second Lt. Justin Lewis greets on-lookers of a Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJuly 11, 2018

 DMVA News 

Honoring Our Veterans With Special License Plates: 

With the warmer weather and longer days bringing increased travel, ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 10, 2018

White Valley AMVETS (Murrysville) will host blood drive on July 22

The White Valley AMVETS Post 85 Ladies Auxiliary will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22 at the AMVETS Post, 2100 Carolina St. in Murrysville.

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Making $en$e of Finance for the Military Community

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

VA Partnership with National Cancer Institute Will Boost Veteran Access to Clinical Trials

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Harrison City couple will host Army Ranger remembrance service at backyard memorial

State Rep. George Dunbar, R-56th, remembers the first time he saw James Bell's memorial to the Army's K Company, 75th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division , in Bell's Harrison City backyard.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Pittsburgh installs new commander

The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed a new district commander Col. Andrew J. (Coby) Short on Friday.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Changes coming to Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program

Effective August 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program will be reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in October, the monthly allowance for eligible reci...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Washington Facility Ready To Start Helping Veterans In Need

WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A grand opening for the new “Patriot House” in Washington County was held Tuesday. The facility helps homeless veterans.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 5, 2018

New device offers solution for ringing in ears

The Levo System retrains the brain to ignore noise by recreating each patient’s unique ringing sound. A recent study reported improvement after three months.

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Learn how to help a fellow servicemember or veteran in crisis

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If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about suicide, contact the toll-free, 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line to speak with a trained, caring VA responder. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Cha...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association Invites New Members

Those who have served honorably with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, The Women's Army Corps, or those who have served or are serving honorably in the US Army, the US Army Reserve or the Army National Guard of the US are eligible for membership.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Leechburg residents earn top employee awards from Pittsburgh Veterans Healthcare System

Two Leechburg residents won top employee awards from the Pittsburgh Veterans Healthcare System.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

White Valley AMVETS Golf Outing Saturday, Sept. 8

Golf Outing Sept. 8

Murrysville Golf Club

3804 Sardis Rd Murrysville, PA

9 am Shotgun Start (Scramble)

$80 per golfer

Hotdog and drink at the turn, dinner following at White Valley AMVETS, 2100 Carolina St., Export,  PA  15632

Questions? aakemerer@gmail.com or 7...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Belle Vernon man will lead veteran bike ride from Pittsburgh to D.C. this weekend

Considering the sacrifice many veterans have made for the country, biking a few hundred miles to Washington, D.C., doesn't seem like such a big deal.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 28, 2018

DMVA Registry June 27, 2018

Events in Westmoreland County and nearby:

Veterans Town Hall On The Move - Westmoreland County: 

- June 28, 2018, 6 p.m.- American Legion Post 344, 109 S. 5th St., Jeannette, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Liz Zemba at Elizabeth.Zemba@...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Save the date: Pittsburgh Stand Down, Sept. 22

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Saturday, Sept. 22

8 am to 3 pm

State AE, 400 North Shore Dr., PIttsburgh 15212

Free breakfast, haircuts, lunch, hot showers, food pantry, ID Cards, reps from VA Healthcare & Benefits, more. See flyer for details.

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Nonprofit seeks volunteers to help sew holiday stockings for overseas military members

Nonprofit group Military Connections is seeking volunteers as its members gear up for their annual sewing day, creating stockings that will be stuffed and shipped to military men and women stationed overseas at Christmas time.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Unity's Zamosky elected president of Pennsylvania county veteran affairs offices

Matt Zamosky of Unity was named to head the state organization that represents county veteran affairs offices

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., named President of Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors

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Matt Zamosky, MSgt, USAF Ret., named President of Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs 

Greensburg, 26 June 2018—Westmoreland County Director of Veteran Affairs Matt Zamosky assumed the duties of the Pen...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 26, 2018

George HW Bush enlists help of new service dog Sully

The Bush dynasty added another member Monday: Sully HW Bush, a yellow Lab service dog for former President Bush. Sully was trained by America's VetDogs, which provides service dogs at no cost to veterans, active-duty service members with disabilities

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Take Our Survey: Share Your Opinion on TRICARE and Military Health Care

MOAA wants to know about your experience with military health care and the TRICARE program. We need all beneficiaries to take an important survey. MOAA will use the data to help shape legislation directly impacting your earned health care benefits.

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Tricare Change Woes? Take This Survey

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) need your help getting your top concerns and worries about this year's Tricare changes in front of lawmakers. http://survey.highroadsolution.com/f/1258254/5d3f/

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Vietnam Vets – The Warriors No One Wanted to Thank

Pittsburgh Magazine--When veterans returned from Vietnam, they didn't often hear the phrase “Thank you for your service.” But now, Pittsburgh veterans think people are learning to separate the war from the warrior.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

VAPHS offers direct scheduling

Direct Scheduling

Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System can now schedule routine appointments in a number of specialties without first seeing their primary care physician.

Direct scheduling gets Veterans the care they need sooner by eliminati...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Nine VA Programs Receive Awards for Innovation in Health IT

WASHINGTON — Nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recently recognized for outstanding innovations in federal health technology at an awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Vet Realtor Pulls Alarm On Plan To Fund 'Blue Water' Navy Bill

House plan to pay for a bill to extend Agent Orange disability benefits to 90,000 Blue Water Navy veterans of the Vietnam War will not continue to shield all disabled veterans from a funding fee.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Warrior Games competitor Raina Hockenberry has a message for the world

"The idea of not wearing a uniform and not standing beside people who are willing to give their life for what we believe in, that's something I can't imagine. "

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 22, 2018

VA issues new policy to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending

The act helps protect borrowers from the dangers associated with repeatedly refinancing their home loans.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 22, 2018

VA Provides Reorganization Plan to Strengthen and Modernize Department

Plan would streamline small business programs and enhance Veteran-owned small business opportunities.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

DMVA Digest 20 June 2018

DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsJune 20, 2018

  

Veteran Events 

This listing is offered as a service to individuals and organizations to promote their veteran and military-orie...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 20, 2018

VA Releases National Suicide Data Report

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report yields several important insights.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

The Army splits with a West Point grad from New Castle who wrote ‘Communism will win’

The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Tips for Military Parenting Generation Z

There is a moment in parenting when you realize that you no longer have the advantage, and you now know absolutely nothing.

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

DMVA Digest June 13, 2018

   A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs 

  DMVA News

PA Women Veterans Survey Open Through Midnight, June 18, 2018:

The Wolf Administration is working to identify the needs and unique...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 15, 2018

VA Issues New Policy to Protect Veteran Homeowners from Predatory Lending

 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to protect Veteran homeowners from predatory lending practices...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 13, 2018

A friend's paw: Veterans celebrate with their service dogs

The Florida-based nonprofit that has partnered highly trained service dogs with 21 local military veterans will break ground in October on a multimillion-dollar dog breeding and training facility in Robinson, Washington County.

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

National Law Review synposist of VA Mission Act

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks Act” a.k.a. the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (“VAMA”).

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

VA Rates High on Patient Satisfaction in National Survey

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has once again achieved high scores when it comes to patient satisfaction, according to the independent 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index.

The 2013 ACSI assesses the satisfaction of Veterans who have recently...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Army develops algorithm for the 'perfect' dose of caffeine

Whether you drink coffee or not....

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Landmark legislation to reshape health care for veterans

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed legislation Wednesday paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and expanding access for veterans to VA-funded medical care in the private sector.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

DMVA Digest June 6, 2018

A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

 DMVA News 

Residents, Family Members and Staff Honored During Veterans Homes Week: 

Pennsylvania’s six veterans homes, operated by the Pennsylva...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 4, 2018

White House approves VA plan to offer mental health care for transitioning servicemembers

The White House approved a plan for three federal agencies to provide more mental health services to servicemembers transitioning from the military, a population at increased risk for suicide, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Understanding VA Minimum Property Requirements

The VA minimum property requirements for mortgages backed through the veterans benefits program can help determine whether the property you’re considering qualifies for a VA loan.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 31, 2018

FEMALE VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP

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EVERY MONDAY | 1 TO 3 PM
FEMALE VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP
WHITE OAK VET CENTER
2001 LINCOLN WAY | WHITE OAK PA 15131

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Veteran victim of East Deer glass plant closure lands job with help of state CareerLink

Changing jobs is nothing new for Tim Vogle.
After spending 12 years in the Air Force and a brief time in civil aviation, the Allegheny Township man in the 1990s transferred the skills he'd honed while maintaining aircraft to keeping machinery running...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

GI Bill Rates Changing in August

Today the VA announced the Post-9/11 GI Bill rates for the 2018 - 2019 school year. These rates will be effective on August 1, 2018. The Montgomery GI Bill and Dependents' Education Assistance programs will see a rate change on October 1, 2018.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 17, 2018

News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs May 17, 2018

 DMVA News 

Pennsylvania Adjutant General Honors Our Heroes During National Military Appreciation Month: 

Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and V...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Get the Veterans' Resource Guide

State Vets Guide

Download the 2018 Guide from the PA Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs, which includes information on a wide variety of state programs, benefits and services.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

5 Things I Wish I Did During the First Year After Military Transition

May 8, 2018 

By  Jason Roncoroni via Linkedin

  

I remember what it felt like to get that last stamp on my clearing papers. After more than two decades of service, the subtlety of that final act seemed somewhat anticlimact...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall coming to McKeesport

The Wall that Heals, a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica will be coming to McKeesport this summer.
Aug. 9-Aug. 12, the Wall replica will be on display at Jimmy Long Field in Renziehauzen Park in McKeesport.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Applying for Veterans Benefits Should Never Come with a Fee

Veterans and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veterans’ benefits, according to the DMVA. Federal & state law makes provisions for accredited veterans service organizations to provide free advice and assistance.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Benefits basics: Tricare procedures and eligibility requirements

Unlike other military benefits, the Tricare program has undergone a major overhaul. As beneficiaries sort out which plan suits their health care needs — and how much more they might be paying—here’s a look at how it works and what your options are.

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Mausoleum flag holders available for Veterans ahead of Memorial Day

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May 7, 2018, Greensburg, The Latrobe Bulletin—The Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs department is making available a limited number of free flag holders to decorate Veterans’ mausoleums this Memorial Day. The holders are American-ma...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Seeking a career—not just a job—after military service? CASY can help

Navy Veteran Gene Bradshaw is on a mission.

Bradshaw served as an NFO during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, leaving active duty in 1997. Now he helps them put the puzzle pieces together of a ‘second career’, with a particular focus on strengthening networking...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Pennsylvania Offers New License Plate Honoring PA National Guard

Pennsylvania Offers New License Plate Honoring PA National Guard

Completes assortment available to Pennsylvania residents for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces

Harrisburg, PA – Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have a new way ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Camp Lejeune Water Veteran & Family Health & Disability Benefits

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In the 1980's, contaminants were found in several wells that provided drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC. See the flyer for eligibility info, qualifying conditions, and disability compensation information.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Military Times Veterans Benefits e-book available now

This year’s Benefits Guide will help service members, veterans & family members navigate some of the changes made to their benefits programs, and provide an overview of other offerings — military child care to moving help to home loans, and many more.

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

VA Launches New No-Cost IT Training Programs

VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs

Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Westmoreland Development Council Spring Newsletter

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Highlights from the Spring Newsletter:

  • Community Development Announces Funding Increase for CDBG & HOME Programs
  • EGC Reports PIDA Rates Still Low and Two Major Enhancements to the PIDA Program
  • WCIDC Acquires 206 Acres for Newest Industrial Park:...
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Posted on: April 24, 2018

WCIDC Acquires 206 acres in Sewickley Township

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland

The property will be developed into the county’s newest industrial park, Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The park will accommodate the need companies have for pad-ready sites with direct access to active rail and the interstate highway system.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: February 28, 2018

2017 Annual Report

2017 WCIDC Annual Report

As the primary marketing agent for the county, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation remains committed to promoting growth throughout the county in terms of job creation, economic output and helping to maintain a stable tax base.

Annual Report... WCIDC
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Westmoreland Manor is now Offering Nursing Sign-On Bonus

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Westmoreland Manor is excited to offer sign-on bonuses for eligible full time and part time Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nurse's Aides! Join a dedicated team with incredible benefits.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Twilight Wish gives Westmoreland Manor resident gambling experience with slots, table games

Della Lewis, Twilight Wish recipient

Della Lewis wanted one more trip to the casino. 

But the 89-year-old South Greensburg resident stays at Westmoreland Manor, and isn't physically able to make the journey these days — so a national nonprofit brought the casino to her.

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Read full March 5, 2018 Tribune Review article... Westmoreland Manor
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Letter from Commissioners: PA Department of Health Annual Survey

During the week of September 12, 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted its annual survey of Westmoreland Manor. We want to be clear to the Manor's residents, their families, and county taxpayers that we take every finding seriously.

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PA DOH Survey 2016 Westmoreland Manor