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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Memorial Day Holiday

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Westmoreland County and Court Offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Special Meeting Notice

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A special meeting of the Westmoreland County Retirement Board will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Meeting Room #101 at Westmoreland County Courthouse.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Notice of Reconvened Meeting

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The Commissioners Regular Public Meeting of Thursday, May 17, 2018 been recessed at 10:48am and will reconvene on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 9am in Commissioners Meeting Room #101 of the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

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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: April 30, 2018

Upcoming Public Comment Period and Public Meetings

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Beginning Monday, May 14, 2018 draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) documents will be available for public review at www.spcregion.org, at SPC offices, the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, County Planning Departments, and at many public l...

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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 27, 2018

Centers for Active Adults - Upcoming Events

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Westmoreland County's 13 Centers for Active Adults will be hopping with plenty of spring events for fun and fellowship!

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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: 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.

Press Release... 1. County
Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Recent Job Postings (with deadlines): Probation Officer Aide, Juvenile Probation (May 30), Temp Custodial Worker, Westmoreland Manor (May 29), Court Assistant (June 1) and Court Reporter - Court of Common Pleas, open until filled.

County Job Postings 1. County
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 12, 2018

"Love That Lot" Contest Announces Winner

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the winner of its first annual Love That Lot contest, a competition highlighting community projects that transform vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into assets for neighborhoods.

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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 28, 2018

Volunteer drivers sought to support Westmoreland County Veterans

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March 28, 2018, Greensburg--Volunteer drivers are being recruited to provide transportation for Westmoreland County veterans to VA Pittsburgh hospitals for medical appointments. This service is available at no cost to riders thanks to dedicated volunteers...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Survey for Stakeholders of BH/DS/EI

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The Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services /Early Intervention Services would like to hear your opinion about the services we provide, as well as offer feedback about programs we monitor. Please take our survey by May 31.

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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 8, 2018

WCIDC Approves Sale Agreement for Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Glass Property Outline

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors have approved a purchase and sale agreement with Elliott Company for property within the former Jeannette Glass Plant site. Elliott plans to construct a cryogenic pump test stan...

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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.

Annual Report... 1. County
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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Read full February 28, 2018 Tribune-Review article 1. County
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 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 1, 2017

$600K grant aims to clear Westmoreland brownfield sites for repurposing

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

“These brownfield sites, perceived to be contaminated spaces, can be converted for another industrial or commercial use,” said April Kopas, executive director of Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority. Photo credit: Kyle Hodges

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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

Follow us on Twitter!

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

Go to WCDPS Twitter page 911 Public Safety

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Centers for Active Adults - Upcoming Events

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Westmoreland County's 13 Centers for Active Adults will be hopping with plenty of spring events for fun and fellowship!

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McKenna
Center for Ac...

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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: July 8, 2015

Westmoreland Area Agency on Aging lends support to caregivers

It's been emotionally draining and heartbreaking for Peg Wiley to watch her husband slip into dementia...

Every month, she looks forward to one day in particular marked on her calendar — the second Wednesday.

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BH/DS

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Survey for Stakeholders of BH/DS/EI

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The Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services /Early Intervention Services would like to hear your opinion about the services we provide, as well as offer feedback about programs we monitor. Please take our survey by May 31.

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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.

This resource guide lists regiona...Read on...

Outpatient Directory BH/DS

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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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Read full February 28, 2018 Tribune-Review article Children's Bureau
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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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 26, 2017

DeLuzio & Company, LLP Donate Over 400 lbs of Clothing to Westmoreland County Children's Bureau

Westmoreland County Children's Bureau and Deluzio & Company staff with Clothing Drive Donations

Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau recently received a generous donation of 482.2 lbs. of clothing by Deluzio & Company, LLP! 

Through networking, the firm learned that the Children’s Bureau keeps a “children&a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

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

More info on PA State Roundtable Movement Children's Bureau

News Flash

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.

Read full May 22, 2018 Tribune-Review article Clerk of Courts
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: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

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Pennsylvania courts have released a series of
videos
 that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Clerk of Courts

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2018

2018 Annual Action Plan Modification

Draft Annual Action Plan

Notice:  FY 2018 Anual Action Plan Modification:

The plan is available at the following locations:

  • Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development, 40 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 520, Greensburg, PA
  • Jeannette City Hall, Community Develo...
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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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Community Development

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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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Courts

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

JUDGE SCHERER'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Judge Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, June 15, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: May 15, 2018

JUDGE MARSILI'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Judge Marsili will not hear civil or orphans' court motions on Friday, June 15, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: May 15, 2018

JUDGE SMAIL, JR. MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Judge Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, June 15, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts logo

Pennsylvania courts have released a series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new Public
Acce...

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Courts
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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Visit Westmoreland County Veterans Court website Courts

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2018

Westmoreland Development Council Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter On Computer Screen

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.

Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: April 3, 2018

ReImagining Our Westmoreland - Upcoming Opportunities for Public Input

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Community meetings have been scheduled throughout the county in seven Planning Districts to review, rate, and prioritize the draft strategies for the Westmoreland County Comprehensive Plan. Be sure to attend one near you!

Meeting dates, times, and locations Development Council
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... Development Council
Posted on: March 8, 2018

WCIDC Approves Sale Agreement for Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Glass Property Outline

Today, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors approved a purchase and sale agreement with Elliott Company for property within the former Jeannette Glass Plant site. Elliott plans to construct a cryogenic pump test st...

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Development Council
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: 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: May 25, 2018

Westmoreland museum speaker Johnnetta Betsch Cole urges audience to acknowledge biases, celebrate di

All workplaces should include employee training about unconscious biases that many people possess, says a principal consultant at a Maryland firm that provides services on diversity and inclusion.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Kids receive adaptive bikes in Greensburg giveaway

LillyAnna Uhler, 10, has never been able to ride a bike with her friends.

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Where to Turn Resource Fairs--public is invited free

Where to Turn Resource Fairs

June 5th: Wellness

October 23: Health Care Updates for 2019

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 & Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 8 am – 12:30 pm

The event is open to the public. Attendees...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Social Security benefits could go further in Westmoreland County

Retirees living in Westmoreland County could be getting the most bang for their Social Security bucks, according to the personal finance company SmartAsset.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Monroeville, Murrysville cops hit the roof of doughnut shop to help Special Olympics

Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld took up a position with officers from his department and Monroeville police on the roof of the Dunkin' Donuts along William Penn Highway on Friday morning.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Knead Community Cafe hosts free community dinner for 175

It's one thing to say you want to help feed the community, it's quite another to actually throw open your doors and invite all comers to dinner.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Hempfield woman pushed for law expanding funding to help victims

Suzanne Ward knows firsthand the struggles faced by child sexual assault victims and made it her mission to make funding more accessible to agencies that work with all victims and children.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Twilight Wish makes senior citizens' dreams come true

Carol Knopsnider's cousin, Phyllis Wiltrout, came through loud and clear when she asked, “Can you hear me now?”

Knopsnider smiled and said, “I'm going to be able to hear all kinds of things.”

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

Most young adults haven’t given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Local company offers new and easy to use technology for aging parents

It's 2:00 on a Wednesday, and you just sat down for a quick lunch break. You are trying to figure out how you will get Johnny to his baseball game by 5:30, then all of a sudden you realize you never called Mom to remind her to take her heart medicine.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Franklin Regional senior earns scholarship with texting-while-driving PSA

Warning others of the dangers of texting while driving will help put Natalie Drnjevich through nursing school.

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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: May 17, 2018

Preventing Scams & Identify Theft Workshop

Scams and ID Theft LINK 7 June 2018

Thursday, June 7, 20189:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

The Westmoreland Manor2480 S. Grande Blvd.Greensburg, PA 15601

Free, Continental Breakfast included

Learn how to protect yourself and family. Know the early warning signs and what to do if you are a victim. Katrina ...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Relevant at 64? Seniors need to stay active to be healthy and avert loneliness

“Maintaining that social engagement can give you a greater sense of purpose and give a sense of motivation that can make you behave in ways that are better for your health."

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Murrysville police to raise money for Special Olympics Friday

If you see police atop the roof of the Murrysville Dunkin Donuts on Friday morning, do your best to avoid the stereotypical, cliched cop/donut jokes.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Adaptive bikes open the road to disabled children

Dylan Mendenhall's new, adaptive three-wheeled bicycle means he can ride his bike to the park when he couldn't before, according to his mother, Nancy Burgess.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Exercise and Mental Health

MHA 2018 Fact Sheet -

Download the flyer here.

Human Services
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Norwin center offers activities for active older adults

As a young woman, Sherri Kovalcin liked working with people decades older than herself.

“I've always worked with geriatrics” and enjoy helping people, said Kovalcin, 57, of North Huntingdon.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Your input on the County's future requested

Please consider weighing in the County Comprehensive Planning Committee's  “Draft Strategies Survey”. This survey  allows you to provide input on the draft strategies that have been developed during the "Re-Imagi...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Study: Seniors defrauded out of $37B a year

Marjorie Jones trusted the man who called to tell her she'd won a sweepstakes prize, saying she could collect the winnings once she paid the taxes and fees. After she wired the first payment, callers kept adding conditions to convince her to send more.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Volunteer groups remain essential to supporting Westmoreland County hospitals

A regional umbrella organization for hospital volunteers — most of them women — has shut down, but the local hospital volunteer groups remain strong and supportive, officials said.

Human Services
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Diversity, Eqrity, Accessibility+ lnclusion Matters, May 24th, The Westmoreland

Dr. J Cole May 24

Diversity, Eqrity, Accessibility+ lnclusion MattersWith Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Thursday, May 24, 2o187:3O-8am Meet & Greet with Breakfast8-8:15am ' Welcome & lntroduction of Dr. Cole,Judith O'Toole & Carlotta Paige8:15-9am ' Keynote Address,...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Westmoreland conference prepares students with disabilities for job interviews, success

People with disabilities represent a large, underutilized labor pool for Pennsylvania employers, and a program Monday at Saint Vincent College aimed to help more high school students with disabilities find jobs after graduating.

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Relay for Life season starts Saturday in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Ricki Evans' family started its Relay for Life team in memory of her aunt, Sandy Pyle, who died from breast cancer seven years ago.

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Westmoreland County Senior Games kick off May 1

Mike Durda and three fellow Greensburg-area residents team up each May at Mammoth Park. The occasion is the bocce tournament held during the annual Westmoreland County Senior Games.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Free, confidential legal services for 60+ Pennsylvanians

1-877-PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529) A toll-free, statewide telephone service providing legal information, advice, brief services and referrals to Pennsylvania seniors. This is a free and confidential service for adults 60 years of age and older. Expanded ser...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Getting ready for work: Programs aid transition for young adults with autism

Young adults are always searching for a job that’s satisfying and successful. It’s the same for young people with autism, so new programs are helping them hit the job market running.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

New Medicaid Cards coming

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number isreplacing the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Med...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 24, 2018

#MeToo movement, murder of Pitt student influence Greensburg 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event

Over 1,000 people gathered Saturday at Offutt Field to raise awareness about gender-based violence by participating in the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event hosted by the Blackburn Center of Greensburg.

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Teens lead forum on school safety at Westmoreland college

Two months after a Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that touched off a national discussion about school safety and gun control, students from across Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties are confident ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Westmoreland County Senior Games set May 1-11

The 2018 Westmoreland County Senior Games will take place May 1-11, at Mammoth Park and several other central Westmoreland area locations.

Any person 50 years of age or older is eligible to participate in any of the 32 events. Westmoreland County residency...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Southwest Greensburg woman finds passion through healing with music

BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER For The Bulletin--Laurie Fox always loved music and wanted to do something with it as a career.

When she was in high school, her clarinet teacher asked her if she wanted to teach. No, she did not. Did she want to perform?

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Hempfield, New Ken, Pittsburgh housing projects get tax credits

Low-income housing tax credits were conditionally awarded to projects in New Kensington, Hempfield and the Pittsburgh area, the state said Thursday.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Area Agency on Aging News May/June 2018

Farmer's Market voucher info, Tools for Caregivers, Events, Elder Abuse tips, and more!

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

We invite you to join us for a six week course for family caregivers. Deadline to register is April 23, 2018.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Westmoreland overdose deaths taper off, trend could be regional

Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha released the 2017 year-end statistical report Wednesday that shows the county reached the predicted overdose death tally of 193, a new record.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Westmoreland County departments seeks feedback in survey

Feedback is being sought through an online survey by the Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services/Early Intervention.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Landlords in Westmoreland can connect at monthly meet-ups

Our group meets monthly to discuss topics of interest for real-estate investors and to help us grow our business successfully. Many of us have great ideas to share. Let’s pass them along. Many of us will obtain great ideas at our meetings to enh...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 19, 2018

412 Food Rescue group pushes into 724 area code

With a $20,000 donation from Uber and thousands of pounds of food from Farm Aid 2017, Pittsburgh-based 412 Food Rescue has been able to push to the 724 area code on multiple fronts.

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

New Medicare cards come with new possible scams, Federal Trade Commission warns

Medicare will send new cards to enrollees starting in April, and the Federal Trade Commission has a few tips for how to avoid getting scammed during the process.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: February 10, 2018

Westmoreland County Community College will hold driving courses for seniors

Westmoreland County Community College's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host several AARP Smart Driver Course starting this spring.

Additional Info... Human Services
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

News Flash

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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Read full Tribune-Review article... Juvenile Probation
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

4 Stories
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.

Additional Info... Land Bank
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.

Additional Info... Land Bank
Posted on: April 12, 2018

"Love That Lot" Contest Announces Winner

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the winner of its first annual Love That Lot contest, a competition highlighting community projects that transform vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into assets for neighborhoods.

Additional Info... Land Bank
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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Park Police

News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Mammoth Fest - June 3, 2018!

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The 32nd annual Mammoth Fest will be held at Mammoth Park on Sunday, June 3, 2018! This special event will take place along the Mammoth Park lake shore from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Mammoth Fest features free admission, free parking, great music, food, bingo, c...

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Mammoth Fest event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Come out to Twin Lakes Park for a Free Fishing Derby on June 17!

Fishing Derby

A free Father’s Day fishing derby will be held on Sunday, June 17 at Twin Lakes Park from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The event is sponsored by the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation, the Westmoreland County Sportsmen’s League, a...

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Fishing Derby event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Free Summer Concert Series

Lovebettie Summer Concert series

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: May 8, 2018

The Giant Slide at Mammoth Park has re-opened!

Giant Slide Now Open

The Giant Slide at Mammoth Park has re-opened and is ready for use. Thank you for your cooperation and patience!


Photo Credit: Michelle Sechrist

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!

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Planning

4 Stories
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Can't make a District Planning Meeting? Take our on-line survey.

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An online survey is now available in case you can't make it to one of our Planning District meetings. The intent of the survey and meetings is to review the core objectives, and rate and rank the strategies associated with the Comprehensive Plan for Westm...

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Take the survey! Planning
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Upcoming Public Comment Period and Public Meetings

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Beginning Monday, May 14, 2018 draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) documents will be available for public review at www.spcregion.org, at SPC offices, the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, County Planning Departments, and at many public l...

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Planning
Posted on: April 3, 2018

ReImagining Our Westmoreland - Upcoming Opportunities for Public Input

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Community meetings have been scheduled throughout the county in seven Planning Districts to review, rate, and prioritize the draft strategies for the Westmoreland County Comprehensive Plan. Be sure to attend one near you!

Meeting dates, times, and locations Planning
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

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

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Pennsylvania courts have released a series of
videos
 that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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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: 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.

Additional Info... Redevelopment Authority
Posted on: April 11, 2018

RACW serves as project manager to Belle Vernon Area demolition.

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The RACW contributed by providing environmental and engineering expertise along with solicitation for bid proposals. Continued involvement includes oversight of razing and back-filling activities. Demolition is to be complete by April 30, 2018.

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Redevelopment Authority
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

Additional Info... Redevelopment Authority
Posted on: June 1, 2017

$600K grant aims to clear Westmoreland brownfield sites for repurposing

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

“These brownfield sites, perceived to be contaminated spaces, can be converted for another industrial or commercial use,” said April Kopas, executive director of Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority. Photo credit: Kyle Hodges

Read full Tribune-Review article Redevelopment Authority

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2017

PA courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate & trial court case records

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts logo

Pennsylvania courts have released a series of
videos
 that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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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

Gavel with words Tax Claim Bureau Judicial Sale

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.

Additional Info... Tax Office
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

Black Labrador Retriever

Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

News Flash

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Trump awards Medal of Honor for SEAL who tried to rescue comrade who's buried in York Co.

Retired Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski was awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday, the most prestigious military decoration for U.S. service members.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 24, 2018

DMVA Digest May 23, 2018

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 DMVA News 

Military Family Relief Assistance Program: 

The Military Family Relief Assistance Program provides financial assistance in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members....

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Memorial Day weekend discounts

Memorial Day Weekend discounts: 

https://www.military.com/military-appreciation-month/military-appreciation-month-discounts.html

McCormick and Schmick's: Offering a free lunch or dinner entree on Monday to active duty, reservists, retirees, veteran...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2018

State Rep. Eric Nelson to speak at Memorial Day event in Hempfield

State Rep. Eric Nelson, a former Marine Corps infantryman, will be the guest speaker at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 33's Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Westmoreland County Memorial Park in Hempfield Township.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
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 23, 2018

Community events slated for Norwin

The annual Memorial Day parade in Irwin will begin at 10 a.m. May 28. It will go through downtown and along Pennsylvania Avenue to the Irwin Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial Day ceremony schedule released for Delmont, Export and Murrysville

Members of the White Valley AMVETS will host a series of Memorial Day ceremonies for the 73rd year in a row on May 28.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2018

VA Town Hall on the Move coming to Jeanette June 28

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Westmoreland County VA Town Hall on the Move
June 28 at 6 p.m.
American Legion Post 344
109 S. 5th St.
Jeannette, PA 15644

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 17, 2018

CREDO Marriage Enrichment weekend offered at Hershey June 20-22

The Marine Reserve Forces is offering free Marriage Enrichment Retreat for all military members--any branch.

An upcoming retreat is scheduled for Hershey PA on 20-24 June. For more info and to register contact RP2 Jean Charles, 504-697-8092, mfr_retreats@u...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 17, 2018

KDKA-TV Military Support Day 2018

In support of current and former military members and their spouses, KDKA-TV is partnering with the Mall at Robinson to provide service men/women with knowledge of the resources available to assist with the transition back into the private sector.

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.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2018

LINK offers Workshop on Avoiding Scams of the Elderly June 7

Scams and ID Theft LINK 7 June 2018

Thursday, June 7, 20189:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

The Westmoreland Manor2480 S. Grande Blvd.Greensburg, PA 15601

Free, Continental Breakfast included

Learn how to protect yourself and family. Know the early warning signs and what to do if you are a victim. Katrina ...

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Family finds Lower Burrell Marine veteran's records after long search

John Bennis' legacy was lost in flames. His family rediscovered it more than 50 years later.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Trout Unlimited chapter hosts Stahlstown fly-fishing trip for disabled veterans

Judy Niehenke found it hard to hold back her emotions at Foggy Mountain Lodge Lake in Stahlstown. “I had tears in my eyes when I saw our son Ed being lowered from the bus in his wheelchair to go fishing,” she said.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
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 15, 2018

Making Sense of Your VA Loan Entitlement

Contrary to popular assumption, most eligible borrowers start with enough VA loan entitlement to finance a home of up to $417,000.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Allegheny County Jail designates cell block for inmates who are veterans

The new veterans pod at the Allegheny County Jail made David Francis feel welcome in a way he didn't experience when returning from Vietnam.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Veterans sought for job openings in Jeanette on May 25th

Triumvirate Environmental Recruitment Open House

Friday, May 25th, 2018 at our Jeannette Manufacturing Plant

1092 Claridge Elliott Road, Jeannette, PA 15644

Stop in from 11 am to 4 pm & tour our Recycling & Manufacturing Facility!

Speak with Triumvira...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 15, 2018

CareerLink Alle-Kiski, Penn State praised for successes

Things were looking pretty rough for Darrel Diehl after he lost his job. Diehl, an Army veteran from Cheswick, has a degree & history in tech, but was jobless when he went to CareerLink and working against a job market that didn't see him as an asset.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Specials at Pittsburgh Commissary

Pittsburgh Area Commissary.79 Soldiers Lane, Moon Twp, PA, 412-375-6310

Friday May 18 Armed Forces Day Event, 1100 -1300 

Stop by to shop and enjoy a Hot Dog as our way of saying “thank you” for your Service.

Thursday Ma...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Veterans benefits scam alert: Beware of scammers impersonating VA attorneys

VA is currently investigating a telephone scam involving an individual or individuals impersonating VA Office of General Counsel attorneys. The perpetrator reportedly calls Veterans and requests money to process their claims for benefits.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Report: VA care as good or better than other U.S. hospitals

Overall care quality in U.S. Veterans Health Administration facilities is similar to or better than care provided in other U.S. health systems, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Additional Info... 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

Heroes Run 19 May

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Please see flyer for info on the May 19 Fallen Heroes Run.

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

Volunteers sought for American Legion's 'Flags Over Murrysville' project

Since the early 1990s, people have been patting Bob McKenna on the back when he and a group of American Legion members and volunteers install 340 U.S. flags along Route 22.

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.

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

Mausoleum flag holders available from Westmoreland veterans affairs office

A limited number of free flag holders, designed to attach small flags to mausoleum burials, are being distributed by the Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs office in advance of Memorial Day.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Memorial Day car cruise in Murrysville will benefit Veterans, other charities

Mother of Sorrows Church will host a Memorial Day car cruise whose proceeds will benefit both veteran and child-cancer charities.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 8, 2018

American Legion Post 351 in Penn Hills seeks help to place flags

Volunteers are needed to help keep an American Legion's tradition of planting flags on veterans' graves alive.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Mausoleum flag holders available for Veterans ahead of Memorial Day

Mausoleum holder

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: May 7, 2018

Free dental care June 29 PPG Paints Arena

05072018 Dental Flier Front

Please see flyer for details. Shuttle service information is here.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 3, 2018

DMVA Digest May 2, 2018

Of Local Interest

Disabled Veterans Fishing Outing: 

- May 12, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.- Foggy Mountain Lodge, 117 Foggy Mountain Ln., Stahlstown, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Larry Myers at 724-454-9345 or email myersld@comcast.net&n...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 2, 2018

911th Airlift Wing says bon voyage to C-130s

The Pittsburgh-based 911th Airlift Wing closed a long chapter in its history on Monday as it bid goodbye to its fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Cadillac participating in GM Military Discount during May

May is Military Appreciation Month, and as our way of saying thank you for everything you do, we're proud to announce that Cadillac is participating in the GM Military Discount in 2018! In addition, eligibility has been extended to include Veterans within...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Education Research Tool Helps Vets

CollegeRecon’s no-cost online college research tool helps veterans, service members and their families find information regarding housing, out-of-pocket costs and military / veteran support programs from nearly 3,000 non-profit schools.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Report To Army Finds Blast From Some Weapons May Put Shooter's Brain At Risk

Military personnel may be endangering their own brains when they operate certain shoulder-fired weapons, according to an Army-commissioned report released Monday.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Are you eligible for one of the VA's registries?

VA Registry chart

Are you eligible to participate in one or more of the health registries VA established to track and monitor the health of specific Veterans? Learn more: Call VA Pittsburgh’s Environmental Health Clinic at 412-822-1707 or visit http://ht.ly/vxn430jI4GQ

VA m...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Harrison's 'Honor Roll' memorial in need of major repairs

They are among the hundreds of Harrison residents who served their nation in World War II, members of the Greatest Generation.

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

PA DMVA News

DMVA News 

Westmoreland County Event: Disabled Veterans Fishing Outing: 

- May 12, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.- Foggy Mountain Lodge, 117 Foggy Mountain Ln., Stahlstown, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Larry Myers at 724-454-9345 or em...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 24, 2018

New Medicare Card Mailing Strategy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number isreplacing the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Med...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Plans move forward for veterans center at former SCI Greensburg; site backs millions in financial tr

A single shovel of dirt has yet to move at the long-shuttered SCI Greensburg to transform it into a full-service veterans campus, but the property is now reportedly worth 40 times what was paid for it.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Vet Center BBQ May 25th

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Veterans and their families are invited to White Oak Vet Center's Barbecue and Open House on May 25th from 11 am to 2 pm.

2001 Lincoln Way, Suite 21, White Oak, PA  15131

RSVP to Lee at 412-678-7704 or lee.wagner@va.gov

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Report: Fallen Air Force Tech Sgt. Approved for Medal of Honor

The U.S. Air Force is set to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to an airman for the first time since the Vietnam War, according to an exclusive report from Task & Purpose.

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

Survey Sets Out to Identify Unique Challenges Faced by Pennsylvania’s Approximately 60,000 Women Vet

 

Annville, PA – A report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics projects that by 2043 the number of women veterans will increase from about 10 percent to more than 16 percent of all living veterans. With this number...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 13, 2018

New site lets you refill your Rx, track VA appointments, more

MyHealtheVet homepage

Track appointments and get reminders, refill prescriptions, manage your health records, and communicate securely online with providers. Create your account at the VA's new online portal at https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 4, 2018

DMVA Digest April 4, 2018

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

 DMVA News 

Wolf Administration Honors All Who Served And Sacrificed In Vietnam War, Encourages Participation In Wall Of Faces: 

The Pennsylvania Departmen...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Volunteer drivers sought to support Westmoreland County Veterans

DAV Van

March 28, 2018, Greensburg--Volunteer drivers are being recruited to provide transportation for Westmoreland County veterans to VA Pittsburgh hospitals for medical appointments. This service is available at no cost to riders thanks to dedicated volunteers...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Military Discounts at PPG Paints Arena

 PPG Paints Arena offers for military members/families---active, reserve, retired.POC for questions, etc is: Jake Sullivan, Group Sales Manager, PPG Paints Arena, jsullivan@ppgpaintsarena.com, Office: 412-804-2688 | Mobile: 412-738-3622To purchas...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Changes coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program

by: TRICARE.mil Staff  March 20, 2018

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry – Anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have bee...

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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 14, 2018

New Trump order focused on preventing suicide among new vets

WASHINGTON — In an effort to stem the tide of veterans suicides, President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order mandating new mental health options for recently separated service members.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 14, 2018

IRRRL 101: How to use VA's refinancing program

The Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan, or IRRRL, allows veterans to take advantage of lower interest rates while maintaining the backing of the VA in their new mortgage setup.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 7, 2018

DMVA Digest March 7

 DMVA News 

DMVA's Southwestern Veterans' Center In Pittsburgh To Host Open House: 

You're invited! DMVA's Southwestern Veterans' Center (SWVC), Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), will host an Open House on Friday, March 30, 2018. Com...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Pet Tales: Study finds benefits of dogs for veterans

Veterans teamed with service dogs have lower levels of depression and anxiety and higher levels of life satisfaction, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Additional Info... 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: February 21, 2018

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry allows eligible Veterans and service members to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire.

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Combat Veterans Group-- Smithton April 10th

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Have you deployed? 

Whether last year or 50 years ago, combat Veterans face many of the same challenges when they return home. Join the Vet Center for a Combat Veterans Group and learn about resources available to you.

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers

Learn about Slippery Rock's Troops to Teachers program.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

The Camp Lejeune Family Member Program is for family members of Veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune. If you are a Veteran, apply here www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply ...

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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

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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.

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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.

Annual Report... WCIDC
Posted on: April 3, 2018

ReImagining Our Westmoreland - Upcoming Opportunities for Public Input

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Community meetings have been scheduled throughout the county in seven Planning Districts to review, rate, and prioritize the draft strategies for the Westmoreland County Comprehensive Plan. Be sure to attend one near you!

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

WCIDC Approves Sale Agreement for Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Glass Property Outline

Today, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors approved a purchase and sale agreement with Elliott Company for property within the former Jeannette Glass Plant site. Elliott plans to construct a cryogenic pump test st...

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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: 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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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