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The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland in partnership with Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the agency has been awarded a $100,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.
Westmoreland County Land Bank announce that Ligonier Township as the latest municipality to join along with the Ligonier Valley School District. This brings the land bank's total member count to 24 municipalities and 14 school districts within the County
The next Annual Tax Sale will be Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. The property list will be available online in July and updated twice a week until the day of the sale.
Recent job posts (with deadlines): Asst Director of Nursing, Westmoreland Manor (until filled); Probation Officer, Adult Probation (Jul 31); Park Manager, Parks (Aug 5); Corrections Officer, Prison (Sept 6)
Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of 319 S. Pennsylvania Avenue to JS Penn, LLC., for the development of new co-working space in downtown Greensburg.
The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the installation of new playground equipment at the Suterville community park. The “Play Express” set is a four piece train play set, representative of Suterville’s history.
Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.
The $516,000 center includes a large trailer with internet, mapping and communications equipment and two mobile surveillance units that feature cameras atop 37-foot masts and six drones for aerial reconnaissance activities.
Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.
If you are caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition, we invite you to join us for a six week course for family caregivers. Classes are Thursdays, starting August 1- September 5, 2019. Deadline to register is July 26, 2019.
Several Westmoreland and Allegheny County senior centers are receiving grant money that will help modernize buildings and expand programs.
Photo Credit: Dan Speicher, Tribune-Review
On-The-Job Training Program for Mature Workers
Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True
Senior Employment Program-SCSEP- Learn While You Earn
Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc. is sponsoring 3 training events for CPS (Certified Peer Specialist) Certification.
The Mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is to educate, advocate, and form partnerships to create positive change in the child welfare system.
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.
A new program diverts state tax refunds from criminal defendants who owe court costs, fees and restitution.
Notice is hereby given that Westmoreland County, PA will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 22, 2019 to discuss and obtain public comments on the County’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for FY 2018.
Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.
Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 26, 2019. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.
The August 2019 Arbitration list is available on the Court's webpage, Civil Court Section.
The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 26, 2019. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.
The July 2019 Trial list is available on the county website under the Civil Section of the Court's homepage.
Senior Judge Marsili will hear motions regarding properties on the Annual tax sale beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom #4, Westmoreland County Courthouse on the following dates:
August 9, 2019
August 23, 2019
August 30, 2019
Al. Neyer signs option agreement with WCIDC for 13.39 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II
This WCIDC prime real estate is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.
OFFICIAL certification of results for the Municipal Primary held on May 21, 2019 was signed at 3:15 pm on Monday June 10, 2019 with the EXCEPTION of Norwin School Director at Large which will be certificated June 19, 2019 at 8:30 am.
The following events/activites are wellness qualifiers! Registration online is encourged to ensure we have enough participation.
At a time when more younger people are struggling with mental-health issues, older Americans say they have fewer depression symptoms than elders of earlier generations, according to a new University of Pittsburgh study.
A month after federal regulators pledged to release its secret list of poor-performing nursing homes, officials echoed what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said five weeks ago — that the report would be coming “soon.”
Hunger-Free Pennsylvania Executive Director Sheila Christopher is happy 1,300 Westmoreland County seniors take advantage of the food boxes available each month through the group’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP.
Carol Storez of West Newton gets out of the house often enough. But at 87 years old, she’s not exactly ready to hop on a Huffy and pedal around Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver.
People in the Mon Valley ages 65 and older are experiencing fewer depression symptoms than previously reported.
Youth 16-24 years old who have experienced homelessness or housing instability ("couch surfing") are invited to apply to become members of a Youth Action Board. This is a paid opportunity. Please see flyer for details and application.
Experts Tuesday called for doctors to keep an eye out for cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a serious illness that mostly affects young children and causes paralysis.
If you’re a woman 65 or older, a bone density test is recommended.
The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. The Inside Line is a Newsletter is Published every other month by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Commissioners and Pennsylvania Department of Aging
A proposed state change local officials said could devastate Westmoreland County’s paratransit system for low income and elderly riders has been delayed.
During their time in Greensburg, the Fullwoods oversaw the expansion of several Salvation Army programs, including Pathway of Hope, Love in a Backpack and the Back 2 School Bash.
A day after UPMC and Highmark reached a 10-year pact, patients across Western Pennsylvania are awaiting answers on precisely what the unexpected deal between the nonprofit health giants means for them.
Phone scammers posing as state Department of Revenue employees are targeting senior citizens and people with disabilities in an effort to obtain people’s bank information, according to the state agency.
Laurel Highlands Autism Speaks Walk will be held at Idlewild & Soak Zone’s Storybook Forest this year.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services plans to announce a special enrollment period for about 1,300 of Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members in Western Pennsylvania who have visited UPMC facilities in the past three months.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has decided to hire from within to replace its retiring CEO.
When Emily Christian-Michaels went to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh for a regular scan at 20 weeks pregnant, she didn’t expect to get hit with a $1,900 bill.
Pregnancy can be a strong incentive to stop smoking.
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania continues to set records in the number of people it helps.
At least a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may receive bills for as many as five months of premiums they thought they already paid.
Months after announcing the policy, UPMC has reversed course and now says it will not require Highmark Medicare Advantage members to pay in advance for services once consent decrees linking the two organizations expire July 1.
The federal government will release an updated list of the nation’s most troubled nursing homes monthly, officials with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said.
The Penn Area Library will “explore the universe” with its summer reading program, running from June 3 to July 27
Pennsylvania is moving to take over the online health insurance exchange that’s been operated by the federal government since 2014, saying it can cut health insurance costs for the hundreds of thousands who buy the individual Affordable Care Act policies.
Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.
After spiking for more than a decade, the rate of Pennsylvania newborns hospitalized for drug withdrawal at birth leveled off and remained stable for the last two years, a new report reveals.
The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems.
A recent analysis by the Pittsburgh-based Jewish Healthcare Foundation finds that just 50 percent of eligible Pennsylvanians receive assistance from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC.
One in four Pennsylvania kids who drink underage get the alcohol from their parents, according to a report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Understanding the dangers of online predators, guiding online behaviors, monitoring activity and keeping kids out of places like chat rooms and social networks can help protect them from online predators....
A new program that aims to reduce youth homelessness in Armstrong, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties is looking for volunteers to provide host homes.
Childhood and death shouldn’t go together, but they often do. That reality is prompting a movement within Westmoreland County to increase services for children grieving the death of a loved one — whether from suicide, an opioid overdose or natural causes
According to the CDC, dults born between 1957 and 1967 should be revaccinated, as early vaccines were less effective than the vaccine available after 1967.
Former Land Bank property in downtown Irwin slated for a taco and tequila restaurant to open this fall.
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania released a comprehensive revitalization report of problems and solutions in the commonwealth for blight management.WCLB was highlighted in their growing efforts and success stories.
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!
Follow us @WestCoParksRec to stay up-to-date on news from your Westmoreland County Parks & Trails!
Notary Services available during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland and its affiliate Westmoreland County Land Bank will be accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director until July 8, 2019.
The next Annual Tax Sale will be Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. The property list is now available online and will be updated twice a week until the day of the sale.
Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.
In 2018, Penn Hills nonprofit Military Connections stuffed and shipped about 11,000 Christmas stockings filled with snacks and supplies to troops stationed across the globe.
A New Stanton bugler who has played at military funerals since he was in the eighth grade is set to play Taps Saturday at the Soldiers Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery as part of “100 Nights of Taps.”
A National Guardsman from Harrison City took top honors in the Governor’s Twenty marksmanship competition over the weekend at the Fort Indiantown Gap Warrior Training Grounds.
The White Oak Vet Center is partnering with Mental Health America on the annual Ray of Hope suicide awarness walk Saturday, Sept. 7th. Please see flyer for details.
Starting Jan. 1, any veteran who wants to take advantage of the VA's "zero-down payment" loan program will be able to do so, even in areas with high housing costs. Most veterans seeking a VA-backed home loan will also pay more in VA funding fees.
The FTC, legitimate veterans service organizations, watchdog groups, the Better Business Bureau, states attorneys general, AARP have repeatedly put out warnings to potential donors to check out the groups claiming to help veterans.
Please see flyer for details and registration information.
The Pentagon is delaying implementation of a new restriction that limits which service members can transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children, according to a letter from the Pentagon to a member of Congress.
Thousands of veterans already waiting for years for their disability benefits will have to wait a few months longer after Veterans Affairs officials announced they won’t start processing “blue water” Vietnam veterans claims until next year.
Urgent care is one of the new benefits offered as part of the VA MISSION Act. The benefit is offered in addition to the opportunity to receive care from a VA provider, as VA also offers same-day services.
Leechburg area children and adults are encouraged to take part in the second annual Operation Gratitude collection of letter, cards and drawings for troops and first responders from the community.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps First Sgt. Ron Maxson picked up a 9 1/2 pound M1 rifle on exhibit Saturday at West Overton Museum in Scottdale and told the onlookers he could still “tear it down and put it back together blindfolded.”
The Governor's Advisory Council for Veterans Services invites women veterans to a town hall and expo Aug. 24th in Wilkes-Barre. See the flyer for details and registration info,.
Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed the legislation, which grants presumptive status for disability benefits to an estimated 90,000 Navy veterans who served in the seas around Vietnam during the war.
The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a policy requiring veterans in wheelchairs to switch to ones provided by the facility during emergency room visits to make sure they're not hiding guns, a top VA official testified Tuesday.
All 172 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) provide Same-Day Mental Health Care services. If a Veteran is in crisis or has another need for mental health care right away, he or she will receive immediate attention from a health care professional.
Ray Charley biked 2,000 miles to prepare for his 3,048-mile, 48-day trek across the United States.The 14 cyclists in Charley’s group raised money for different veteran charities. Charley raised money for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is outlawing smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use at its health care facilities across the country in an effort to better treat and protect patients, the agency announced Monday.
Dr. Arthur Duppstadt owes most of his life to the French.The now-retired optometrist from Leechburg was 19 when his P-51 Mustang, a single-seat fighter plane, was shot down during World War II in Nazi- occupied France.
“I was just a small town girl who got to get out and see the world,” said Wilkins, 48, a former Ligonier resident.
More than 53,000 disabled veterans may be owed refunds totaling about $189 million in home loan fees they were incorrectly charged by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to estimates from the VA Inspector General.
On the night of June 5, 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote a letter of apology. He knew history was watching.
Warren Goss will never forget the rigorous training he went through in England leading up to the D-Day invasion.
Particularly what it didn’t prepare him for.
Army veteran Sami Erbecker stopped her car on a bridge last month and got out of the vehicle because, she said, “I was going to jump.” Her dog Angel blocked her. “I got back in the car and went home because I could not leave Angel behind.”
Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II.
"As a physician in the U.S. Air Force, I became addicted to prescription pain pills following a routine hernia repair surgery. I’m now celebrating 19 years in recovery; and, I’m here to tell you that there is hope."
Trumpeter John Massari of South Greensburg can’t say for certain how many times he’s performed taps with the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard in Greensburg.
Thirty recent recruits with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard detachment in Hempfield completed a march with a mission Saturday.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is approaching next Friday “just another day at VA” and not potentially one of the most transformative and disruptive moments for the veterans health system in decades.
When congress signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act last year,100% service connected disabled Veterans became eligible for Space Available Travel.
Three quarters of a century ago, Felix Lisovich was living day-to-day as a World War II combat medic tending to wounded soldiers in the Philippines, dodging kamikaze attacks from Japanese fighter planes, joining in jungle patrols.
Good for entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation sites across the country
Westmoreland County’s director of Veterans Affairs is reminding veterans that applying for benefits should never come with a fee.
John Clark had been in Vietnam for about three weeks when, while out on patrol, he stepped on a metal stake that went through the side of his foot.
If you're like me, you probably wonder just what that document you get from Tricare after you receive any type of medical care actually is.