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Posted on: May 16, 2019

New Election Night Reporting System

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The Westmoreland County Board of Elections is excited to announce that we have partnered with Scytl to implement a new scalable Election Night Reporting (ENR) system on our website.

Results will be uploaded to the new site at approximately 9:30 pm on May 2...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Foster Care Awareness & Recruitment Event - May 29

Foster Care Event Wednesday May 29

Join Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau in celebrating Foster Care Awareness Month! Stop by to learn how you can become a foster parent and make a difference in the lives of others! Discover what it means to be a foster parent!

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

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Recent Jobs posted (with deadlines): Summer Teacher, Juv Detention (May 24); Juvenile Probation Officer, Juv Probation (May 24); Assistant Administrator, Westmoreland Manor (May 29); Training Lieutenant, Prison (May 29); Temp Custodial Worker (May 31)

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Closure

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Westmoreland County and Court Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Land Bank Sells Greensburg Property For New Co-Working Space Development

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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.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Sutersville Park Receives New Playground Equipment In Place of Blight

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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.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

CNX, Penguins Foundation and County Commissioners Open CNX Playground at Northmoreland Park

Young children playing on Northmoreland CNX playground equipment

Northmoreland Park receives a high volume of visitors each year and has many welcoming amenities, but previously lacked a central space for children to gather and play.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame

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Westmoreland County will be holding a Voter Hall of Fame induction ceremony   on September 20, 2019.

Administered by the Department of State's Elections Bureau, the Voter Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge and honor Pennsylvanians who hav...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission - Westmoreland County Open House

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The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is seeking input from the public on the draft SmartMoves for a Changing Region regional plan. This plan identifies transportation and development priorities in the region for the next 25-30 years. 

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Westmoreland County prepares to launch new veterans court program

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After years of hiatus, a reinvigorated and enhanced veterans court — expected to begin operations by early May — will enable former members of the military convicted of crimes to earn reduced sentences.

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Reimagining Our Westmoreland - Comprehensive Plan

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The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development invites you to review the approved Reimagining Our Westmoreland Comprehensive Plan.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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

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

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Posted on: 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: January 15, 2019

Westmoreland County Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - Revision Is Starting!

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The Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan must be reviewed and revised every five (5) years to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements. The Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation working group has started the revision process for ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Westmoreland displays new high-tech mobile command center

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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.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Aid to Support Recovery Efforts from Severe Storms in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Westmoreland County after significant flood damage to homes and businesses from a severe storm on ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

CodeRED - Keeping Citizens Informed

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

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

County buying specialized Hazmat boat with federal money

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Senior Centers Get Grants to Improve Buildings, Programs

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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

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

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, June 12, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for Active Adu...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Senior Community Service Employment Program

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On-The-Job Training Program for Mature Workers

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

SNAP Application Assistance

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Westmoreland County Food Bank’s SNAP Application Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal program, formerly known as Food Stamps, that helps low income individuals to purchase nutritious food, such as fruits, v...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Medicare Preventative Services Calendar Winner

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Congratulations Jackie Snyder! Jackie is a member of the New Alexandria Center for Active Adults. Her drawing was chosen, and published in the Pennsylvania Department of Aging/ APPRISE 2019 Medicare Preventative Services Calendar. Her beautiful p...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Twilight Wish

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Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Learn While You Earn

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Senior Employment Program-SCSEP- Learn While You Earn

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Third Annual PA LGBTQA Health Conference - June 18 and 19

LGBTQA Conference 2019

Addressing tobacco and behavioral health disparities through the lens of trauma informed care and resiliency.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

THREE CPS CERTIFICATION TRAININGS SCHEDULED

Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc. is sponsoring 3 training events for CPS (Certified Peer Specialist) Certification.

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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...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Foster Care Awareness & Recruitment Event - May 29

Foster Care Event Wednesday May 29

Join Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau in celebrating Foster Care Awareness Month! Stop by to learn how you can become a foster parent and make a difference in the lives of others! Discover what it means to be a foster parent!

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 Service Project

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Congratulations to Arielle Teppert, from Latrobe, National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 winner, whose service project focused on providing foster children with back to school items.

On behalf of Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, w...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Child Welfare Professional Week in Harrisburg

Shara Saveikis in Harrisburg

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

Sh...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

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

Westmoreland Children First vice president Veronica Ent with donated mattresses

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

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

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Posted on: 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: October 30, 2018

Join the Youth Advisory Board


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. 

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

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Notice is hereby given that the County of Westmoreland is proposing amendments to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

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Greensburg, Pa., The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners and the Westmoreland County Land Bank announced the creation of a new program and partnership for homeownership today. $160,000 was secured from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

JUNE ARBITRATION LIST IS AVAILABLE

The June 2019 Arbitration list is available on the county website under the Civil Section of the Court's homepage.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

JUDGE SMAIL MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - JUNE 7, 2019

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, June 7, 2019. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Westmoreland County prepares to launch new veterans court program

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After years of hiatus, a reinvigorated and enhanced veterans court — expected to begin operations by early May — will enable former members of the military convicted of crimes to earn reduced sentences.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

JUDGE SILVIS MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - JUNE 7

Judge Silvis will not preside over motions court on June 7, 2019. Counsel should plan to present motions on an alternative date.

Courts
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

Notice is hereby given that the County of Westmoreland is proposing amendments to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Featured Site

Westmoreland County Airpark

The Westmoreland County Airpark is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Reimagining Our Westmoreland - Comprehensive Plan

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The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development invites you to review the final draft of Reimagining Our Westmoreland.

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

New Election Night Reporting System

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The Westmoreland County Board of Elections is excited to announce that we have partnered with Scytl to implement a new scalable Election Night Reporting (ENR) system on our website.

Results will be uploaded to the new site at approximately 9:30 pm on May 2...

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Elections
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame

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Westmoreland County will be holding a Voter Hall of Fame induction ceremony   on September 20, 2019.

Administered by the Department of State's Elections Bureau, the Voter Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge and honor Pennsylvanians who hav...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Election Poll Workers Needed for May 21 Primary Election

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Play a vital role in the democratic process.  Contribute to your community by helping run an election and safeguard our election process.  

Poll workers are needed for the May 21 Primary Election in the following areas:

  • Municipality of Mur...
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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Just Lose It Weight Loss Challenge - Register for Celebration Event May 24.

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The end of the Weight Loss Challenge is fast approaching. The Final Weigh In will be on May 20 (8-12am)and 22 (12-4pm) at the various locations.

On May 24th  we will be having an event at Rilato at 4pm to celebrate everyone’s success! In...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Just Lose It Weight Loss Challenge - Midway Winners Announced

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Wellness is sponsoring an 8 week weight loss challenge. Congratulations to our top three individuals with the highest % of weight/inches lost during our midway weigh-ins. Keep up the great work! Final weigh-in will be May 20 and 22.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Just Lose It… You Can Do It!

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Wellness is sponsoring an 8 week weight loss challenge! (2020 Wellness qualifier). Initial weigh in Is March 25- 26 at multiple locations. Prizes awarded mid-way and end of 8 weeks based upon % of weight and inches lost.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Funding shortage for state agency could affect thousands of Pennsylvanians with disabilities

Some 1,200 Pennsylvanians with disabilities may have to be put on a waiting list every month instead of getting help immediately to hold down a job and live independently.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Irwin Rotary offers Care & Share Pantry to provide food for the needy

A glass-enclosed cabinet outside an Irwin church is filled with nonperishable food — an inventory that changes as people donate what they can and take what they need.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Manufacturing employees volunteer at food bank in Delmont

Working with Sen. Kim Ward’s office, Beckley coordinated a volunteer day for about 70 Dormont workers, himself included, at the Westmoreland County Food Bank in Delmont last week.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Finance colum: Let's get real about health costs in retirement

You won’t pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That’s the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

New CASA volunteers sworn in

Twelve new volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASAs) were sworn into service May 10 by Criminal Court Judge Christopher Feliciani, it was announced this week.

Graduates of the CASA training program this spring includeRonel Baccus, Gr...

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Human Services
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Chrissy Teigen partners with AHN to spread word on postpartum depression

Postpartum mental illness is the most common complication of pregnancy, w/ an estimated 1 in 7 women affected by it. Symptoms can include withdrawal from loved ones, feeling distant from the baby, prolonged sadness, beyond a brief period of “baby blues.”

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Allegheny, Westmoreland schools get grants for breakfast initiative

In Westmoreland County, schools in Penn-Trafford, Derry Area, Greensburg Salem and Hempfield Area districts are set to receive money.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Latrobe’s Adelphoi celebrates success of former at-risk youths, opens center

Alex Yawitz, 21, is pursuing a two-year business degree at Westmoreland County Community College with plans to open his own small business.

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

An unlikely caregiver: How wife's stroke stoked love in a self-centered man

George Shannon was at a Sewickley cocktail party, six years into an unexpected, demanding period involving nearly 24/7 care of his longtime wife, who had had two strokes, two hip fractures and triple-bypass surgery.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Art therapy helps people explore and resolve many issues

Beaver is a prolific artist despite having a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia — along with, he says “depression, anger and bipolar disorder.”

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Allegheny County Health Dept. Warns Of Additional Locations For Potential Measles Exposures

Visitors and workers at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh’s North Side, a Squirrel Hill restaurant and an Avalon thrift shop may have been exposed to measles last month, health officials said Monday.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Early intervention programs target Westmoreland children in need of help

Born at just over 27 weeks gestation, Victoria Zerlin began life with unusual challenges. She spent her first 80 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock, where her parents, both Venezuelans, were living.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Westmoreland County Special Olympics celebrates 50 years at competition

Skyler Wood, a fourth-grader at RK Mellon Elementary School in Bolivar, flashed a big smile as he was presented with a gold medal for winning his heat in the 50-meter dash Saturday morning at Westmoreland County’s Special Olympics track and field event.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Disabled students at Edinboro University say goodbye to the end of an era

EDINBORO, Pa. -- Veronica Siaba is leaving college because the program she traveled hundreds of miles for is gone.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Pa. senior centers get grants to improve buildings, programs

Several Westmoreland and Allegheny County senior centers are receiving grant money that will help modernize buildings and expand programs.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

What you need to know about measles

Allegheny County last week reported five confirmed cases of measles, its first ones of the year, and health officials are warning residents there will likely be more cases.

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Westmoreland County Food Bank honors its volunteers of the year

Even in the midst of personal tragedy, Robbyn Slavin did not miss a beat as volunteer coordinator for the Charter Oak Church Food Pantry.

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Study: Elder fraud costs Pennsylvanians an estimated $1.2 billion per year

Elderly Pennsylvanians are being defrauded to the tune of an estimated $1.2 billion per year, according to a recent study, and when it happens, many do not report it to the authorities.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Fate of state centers for people with intellectual disabilities debated in Harrisburg

For many years, Pennsylvania has been slowly closing state institutions for people with intellectual disabilities in favor of caring for them in smaller, community-based settings such as group homes, a trend welcomed by many disability advocates.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

News for Job Seekers from PA CareerLink

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New staff announcements, Employment conference, Upcoming events, Employer spotlight, Hot Jobs list--all in the CareerLink Chronicle

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

How Did We Get Here? 7 Things To Know About Measles

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.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Child welfare report shows increase in abuse reports statewide, locally

A report from the state Department of Human Services found a 50% increase statewide in child abuse reports 2014-2016, a trend local child welfare officials said comes from an increase in mandated reporters and rise in children impacted by addiction.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Scientists identify another form of dementia that mimics Alzheimer’s

Some people told they have Alzheimer’s may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease — and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it’s critical to get better at telling different kinds of dementia apart.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too

Although the majority of people getting the illness now were never vaccinated, the expanding outbreaks have raised new questions about whether some older adults — including many of those born before the mid-1960s — should be revaccinated.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Adults with high-level spectrum disorders often not recognized

The Latrobe Bulletin--Thomas Jefferson would have been diagnosed with high-functioning autism if he were alive today. Author Norman Ledgin comes to that conclusion in his book “Diagnosing Jefferson. ” tioning autism, or HFA.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Gary Cuccia: Look for dating violence warnings

Early red flags of controlling behavior can seem normal — wanting to spend all of your time together; wanting to know everything about you — including where you are, what you are doing, who you are with; checking your phone and social media accounts.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Westmoreland County Transit Authority launches mobile ticketing ability

Westmoreland County Transit Authority bus riders can now pay fares via smart phones.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

First non-drug therapy for ADHD in children wins FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first medical device to treat ADHD. The system is a prescription-only device intended for patients age 7 to 12 years old who are not currently taking ADHD medication.

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Posted on: April 27, 2019

Veterans and Military, you are not alone. Call the Crisis Line for help.

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Military personnel and Veterans who need help or support can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, press 1. Or, text 838255.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Redstone Highlands offers nursing, HVAC scholarships to Pitt-Greensburg, WCCC

Students who want to pursue a nursing career this fall semester can apply for one of three scholarships worth a total of $96,800 to attend either the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg or Westmoreland County Community College.

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pa. House approves tougher rules on child sexual abuse reporting

The PA House is approving tougher penalties for people who don’t report suspicions about repeated child sexual abuse and it’s clarifying that nondisclosure agreements can’t prevent people from talking to police in child molestation investigations

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Changes coming to federal disability programs' application process in PA

The process of applying for federal disability assistance will change this week in Pennsylvania — and for many applicants, it will become longer and more complicated.

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pa. Supreme Court to take up AG Shapiro’s case against UPMC

The AG seeks to delay this summer’s insurance network breakup between rival health systems UPMC and Highmark, in hopes of ultimately enabling thousands of seniors, cancer patients & people with disabilities to maintain access to doctors.

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Hempfield event pairs disabled children with adaptive devices, bikes

William Gunther will be able to ride a bicycle alongside other kids in his Unity neighborhood and Sarah Carl will be able to tell her parents what she wants to eat when they plan meals in their Penn Borough home.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

5 to be honored during Mental Health America of Southwestern Pennsylvania annual event

Several community members and organizations will be honored by Mental Health America of Southwestern Pennsylvania next month.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Bill would enhance caseworkers’ access to information in child abuse cases

More than a year and a half after a state audit found child welfare workers were underpaid and ill-equipped to deal with an increasing tide of abuse complaints, a bill would give caseworkers access to more information about at-risk children.

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Greensburg march raises awareness about domestic, sexual violence

State Rep. Eric Nelson has four daughters, and he’s pretty sure all of them placed bets on when he’d take a spill during Saturday’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, hosted by the Blackburn Center in Greensburg.

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Pa. lawmakers try to stop plan to switch paratransit funding from counties to private brokers

State lawmakers Tuesday moved to delay — and eventually kill, they hope — a planned funding change that could severely reduce subsidized rides to doctors offices and other medical appointments for the poor and elderly in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Hempfield donor recipient thankful for ‘gift of life’

Heather Hunter of Hempfield wasn’t supposed to be at Excela Square at Norwin on Wednesday morning, talking about how a double lung transplant in September 2016 gave her a second chance at life.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

WIC: Public meetings announced

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The Department of Health has scheduled 11 public meetings regarding the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations.

 The meetings are open to the public to obtain comments and recommendations for t...

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Human Services
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Cook Township center’s new enclosure allows year-round equine therapy

Catherine Markosky’s stable of nine therapy horses have important work to do.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Online tool helps you compare prescription prices

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The state Department of Aging maintains an online database to help consumers compare the cost of frequently used medications.

The cost of prescriptions for cash-paying customers can vary widely between pharmacies, as each pharmacy sets its own prices for c...

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Human Services
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Get help applying for SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s first line of defense against food insecurity in the United States, provides benefits to help individuals and families make ends meet.

Depending on income guidelines, ...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Avoiding veteran scams-interview with Veterans Affairs Director Matt Zamosky

KDKA's Lynne Hays-Freeland interviews Westmoreland Director of Veterans Affairs on the recent suit by the PA Attorney General of an organization preying on veterans. Learn about reputable resource for claims assistance. Listen to the brief interview at ht...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Trainings Offered

This Free 5.5-hour training will define the diagnostic terminology regarding FASD. The prevalence, signs, symptoms and impact of FASD will also be presented. Interventions will be explored regarding the overall difficulties when working with individuals t...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 23, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mt Pleasant Community Mural Dedication

Mt Pleasant Community Mural

The Community Arts Integration Project (CARP) for Westmoreland County will dedicate it's completed mural at American Architectural Salvage on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am.  The mural, 15 feet high by 40 feet wide shows the rich history t...

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Land Bank

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Land Bank Sells Greensburg Property For New Co-Working Space Development

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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.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Sutersville Park Receives New Playground Equipment In Place of Blight

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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.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Land Bank Contributes to a Downtown Revitalization Trend

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank is proud to partner with many current downtown business projects, supporting investment in Westmoreland County's core areas.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Westmoreland County Land Bank Featured in Statewide Revitalization Publication

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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.

Read through the full report Land Bank

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Mammoth Fest - June 2, 2019!

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The 33rd annual Mammoth Fest will be held at Mammoth Park on Sunday, June 2, 2019! 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 22, 2019

Free Father's Day Fishing Derby at Twin Lakes Park, June 16

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A free fishing derby will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Twin Lakes Park from 8:00am to 1:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation, the Westmoreland County Sportsmen’s League, and Dick&rsqu...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Take home a piece of the original Mammoth Park Giant Slide!

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5-inch ornaments are $25/each, and 9-inch plaques are $50/each. Click here to download the order form. Cash or checks accepted; please make checks payable to WCPRCAB. Mail your order form to Westmoreland County Parks, 194 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 1560...

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Giant Slide keepsake order form 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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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Reimagining Our Westmoreland - Comprehensive Plan

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The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development invites you to review the final draft of Reimagining Our Westmoreland.

Additional Info... Planning

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Prison

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Inmate Mail Procedures Amended

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

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Prison
Posted on: June 21, 2018

TouchPay - Inmate Account Funding for Trust/Commissary

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

Additional Info... Prison

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Prothonotary Office Now Offers Notary Services

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

View Notary Service Fees Prothonotary

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

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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.

Learn more about the Annual Sale... Tax Office

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Disabled Veterans eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

Good for entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation sites across the country

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Franklin Regional student documentary on traveling Vietnam Wall earns national award

When Colten Oakes, a Franklin Regional senior, got his camera out at the traveling Vietnam War memorial in Murrysville Community Park, he couldn’t help thinking of his grandfather, whose dog tags were hanging around Oakes’s neck.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2019

World War II combat medic, now 96, to receive military honors

A 96 year-old Belle Vernon man will be honored next week for his service as a World War II combat medic in a campaign to liberate the Philippines.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Memorial Day happenings around the Alle-Kiski Valley

Memorial Day observances in Allegheny TWP, Lower Burrell, Kiski TWP, New Ken, Vandergrift, and more

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Norwin Historical Society plans Memorial Day ceremonies at cemeteries, monuments

The Norwin Historical Society will hold its annual Memorial Day observances Sunday at area cemeteries and war memorials.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Events, info, and Emploment from around the State and Nation

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135th Annual Memorial Service In Latrobe: 

- May 25, 2019, 7 p.m.- Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St., Latrobe, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Barry Novosel, Cmdr American Legion, Post 515 at 724-537-6061 or email Home...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Norwin grad to speak at Irwin Memorial Day parade

A Norwin High School graduate and officer in the 82nd Airborne Division will be the keynote speaker at the Irwin Memorial Day Parade on Monday.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Students spruce up Lower Burrell’s Veterans Central Park

When a trip to New York City fell through, Burrell High School students decided to donate $1,000 they raised for the outing — along with their free labor — for a much-needed sprucing up of Lower Burrell’s Veterans Central Park on Monday.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Kiski Area students looking for vets/families to include on veterans web site

During the festivities this Saturday honoring the late Sgt. Jason M. McClary at the Allegheny Township War Memorial, Kiski Area students will be signing up area veterans and the families of late veterans for inclusion on the Kiski Area Veterans Website.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Hard work helps Norwin Air Force Junior ROTC win high honors

Hard work combined with community service were responsible for Norwin High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program earning the second-highest recognition from the Air Force’s Junior ROTC, officials with the program said.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Help VLP Celebrate Veteran Moms

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Veterans Leadership Program of western PA is collecting donations of new, unused items for moms who have served. Drop off at 3 locations in Westmoreland County:

  • County Veterans Affairs, 2nd floor, Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N Main St., Greensburg
  • VA ...
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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 20, 2019

PA Hero Walk to honor the late Army Sgt. Jason McClary

The PA Hero Walk will hold a memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday for Army Sgt. Jason McClary at 21 Towne Center Drive in Allegheny Township.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Veterans don’t need to pay for help to apply for benefits in PA

Westmoreland County’s director of Veterans Affairs is reminding veterans that applying for benefits should never come with a fee.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 20, 2019

DAV at Alle-Kiski CareerLink May 24th

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MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE WILL BE AT PA CAREERLINK ALLE-KISKI-MAY 24, 2019

9AM-3PM IN ROOM #132

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DAV information seminar that broadly covers:

  • Claims Assistance
  • Disability Compensation
  • Special Benefits for Certain Disabled Veterans
  • Nonservice-Connected ...
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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Women's Tea at VAPHS May 29th

Women veterans and service members are invited to tea at the Women's Health Clinic, University Drive VA, Building 1, Room 1A175

Wednesday, May 29 from 11am to 1 pm

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 15, 2019

West Newton Avenue of Flags on display for 25th year

Volunteers on Friday helped assemble the 25th annual West Newton Cemetery Avenue of Flags, a Memorial Day tradition.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Memorial Day observances at National Cemeteries

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will host Memorial Day ceremonies from May 25 to May 27 to commemorate the nation’s fallen service members.“At VA, we ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Memorial Day observances, employment, and events from around PA

135th Annual Memorial Service In Latrobe: 

- May 25, 2019, 7 p.m.- Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St., Latrobe, PA (Westmoreland County)- Point of contact: Barry Novosel, Cmdr American Legion, Post 515 at 724-537-6061 or email Home515@v...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2019

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Memorial Day Ceremony to honor Sgt. Jason M McClary--May 25, 2019

At 10AM on May 25, 2019, the Kiski Valley Veterans and Patriots Association, also known by their fundraising name, PA Hero Walk, will hold a ceremony at the Allegheny Township War Memorial adjacent to Century 21. This event will be focused around bringing...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2019

75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Ceremony, Pittsburgh

What: 75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Ceremony

Where: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

When: June 6th, 2019 at 9:30am

Partners: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Applying for Veterans Benefits Should Never Come with a Fee

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Annville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) reminded veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Federal and state laws make provisions...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 14, 2019

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Army Reserve and Guard in Blended Retirement System may see more cash

Army Reserve and Guard members who chose the new Blended Retirement System and who will be eligible for continuation pay this year will see thousands of dollars more cash.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 13, 2019

FREE Memorial Day event for the family at Soldiers & Sailors, Pittsburgh

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. invites you to a FREE Memorial Day celebration Monday, May 27th from 11AM to 4PM to honor and celebrate our Military!

RAIN OR SHINE!

Soldiers & Sailors' free community event starts with a ref...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Open house Friday, May 17, at Southwestern Veterans’ Center

Flyer for Southwest PA Veterans Home Friday May 17 with photos of smiling vets

The center has memory, personal and skilled nursing care, said center commandant Rich Adams in an announcement. Residents have access to therapy, 24-hour care and recreation on site and in the community.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 10, 2019

News from around the region, state, and nation

  • DMVA NewsDMVA Still Looking For Eight Photos Of Pennsylvania Veterans Who Paid Ultimate Sacrifice In Vietnam:To further honor and preserve the memory of our veterans for future generations, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. is leading...
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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Veteran event at Idlewild May 25

Veteran X is sponsoring a free event for veterans and their family members at Idlewild Saturday, May 25th at 12 noon. Please see flyer for details.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Check out these military, veteran discounts and deals for May — and beyond

Whether you’ve always wanted to design your own firearm, visit SeaWorld on the cheap, or get the best deal on a hotel for your next family vacation, check out our list of deals. While some offers are specific to May, more and more businesses are...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

A Photo of a General’s Family Highlights Civil-Military Concerns

Senators saw a prime example of military leadership during Gen. James McConville’s testimony to become the next Army chief of staff. Others saw a problem about those who choose to serve.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 2, 2019

With her service dog, a Navy vet with PTSD will run the Pittsburgh Marathon

SCRANTON, Pa. — Melissa Hughes has run dozens of races since her first 5K five years ago. So she knows exactly how it’s going to go down when she and her best friend run through the city on Sunday during the Pittsburgh Marathon.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 4, 2019

Trout Unlimited to aid disabled vets in fly fishing at Foggy Mountain Lodge

A group of about 45 disabled veterans are expected to test their fly casting skills during a fly fishing outing on May 11 at Foggy Mountain Lodge Lake off Route 130 in Cook Township.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 2, 2019

PA DMVA News from around the region, state, and nation

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Adjutant General Addresses State VFW Annual Loyalty Day Event: 

Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), spoke about loyalty...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 1, 2019

News for Job Seekers from PA CareerLink

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New staff announcements, Employment conference, Upcoming events, Employer spotlight, Hot Jobs list--all in the CareerLink Chronicle

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Woman Veterans Moms Donation Drive

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Veterans Leadership Program invites you to support veteran moms during the month of May. See flyer for needed items and drop-off points, including Veterans Affairs at the county courthouse, Christian Laymen Corps in Greensburg, and Greensburg's CBOC.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Create a safely plan for you veteran in the home

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Fierce Loyalty: Safety Plan

This video can help veterans and their loved ones understand the importance of creating a safety plan tailored to individual or family needs that can support someone in the home who may be in crisis. The video tells the story of...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 27, 2019

Veterans and Military, you are not alone. Call the Crisis Line for help.

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Military personnel and Veterans who need help or support can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, press 1. Or, text 838255.

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Local, state, and national news for veterans

Local:

Free Legal Assistance Military Discharge Upgrades: 

- May 2, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.- Pittsburgh VAMC H.J. Heinz Campus, Building 71, 1010 Delafield Rd., Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County)- Make an appointment today at 202-733-3324 or email up...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Call or chat with the VA Women Veterans Call Center

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Women Veterans Call Center: 1.855.VA.Women  (1-855-829-6636)

Are you a women who served in the military?Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a Veteran ID card? Should you receive any benefits from VA, like the GI Bill?

The U.S. De...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Camp Soles: Discounted week for military kids

The YMCA Camp Soles, Rockwood, PA, 15557 is offering a special rate for children of military.

Date: June 16-21, 2019

Rate: $220 for the week of June 16-21.

Other weeks are available with the price of $320. Use discount code omkweek19.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Vietnam vets appreciate Heinz History Center artifacts of war, memories

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.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Changes for family caregivers, Westmoreland Veterans Court, more....

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Adjutant General Reaches Out To PA Legislature To Support Gov. Wolf's PA GI Bill: 

Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Stories of heroism still resonate as 75th anniversary of D-Day nears

ANGOVILLE-AU-PLAIN, France — Long after 160,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944, long after the war was over, long after France was rebuilt, the stories of valor never lose their power.

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Westmoreland County prepares to launch new veterans court program

After years of hiatus, a reinvigorated and enhanced veterans court — expected to begin operations by early May — will enable former members of the military convicted of crimes to earn reduced sentences.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Editorial: Veterans court extends a helping hand

A veterans court is a way to acknowledge that when the tour of duty is over, there are scars that remain — sometimes invisible and sometimes not — that can make it hard to just go back to the life that was there before.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Veteran news from around the state and nation

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Adjutant General Honors 171st ARW For Outstanding Unit Award, Discusses Gov. Wolf’s PA GI Bill:

Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMV...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 10, 2019

The new push for getting more women to sign up for VA benefits

Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan admits she never even looked into her veterans benefits until she ran for Congress. “I just never thought that I should.”

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Suicide never entered his mind. Then 9/11 happened.

“It’s OK to seek help,” she says. “There is no wrong door. Whether that is a peer or a spouse or a chaplain or a mental health professional, it’s OK to seek help.”

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Team River Runners provides paddling sports activities for veterans, family members

Team River Runners' mission is to provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports. Regular paddling opportunities in a variety of paddling o...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Kiski Township’s Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker receives military’s second-highest honor

Thirty-one soldiers who participated in the Thunder Run mission near Baghdad on April 5, 2003, received the Silver Star for valor.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Free tick bite evaluation for VA patients right at home

Got a tick bite? Don’t risk Lyme disease – Veterans enrolled in VAPHS can now request to be evaluated in the privacy of their home through VISN 4’s free virtual tick bite clinic. If you have been bitten by a tick, call 412-822-2222 and press 3 from 8 a.m....

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Save the date: Vet Center BBQ May 24th

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The warmer weather has us all thinking of summer, sunshine and BBQ! So it is time to start spreading the word about our annual BBQ. You are invited to our annual FREE BBQ and Open House at our White Oak Vet Center on Friday May 24th 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Charley Family Shop’n Save owner will bike 3,000 miles in 48 days for veterans' charity

Ray Charley is going to bike a mile for nearly every year of his life. Every day. For 48 days

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Military.com Explains Tricare's Explanation of Benefits

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.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Boots to Business Reboot, PIttsburg, June 14

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Veterans, active duty, Guard, and Reserve and their spouses may attend this full day training on owning a veteran-owned small business at no cost.

Friday, June 14

8:30 am to 3 pm

Western PA Small Business Adminstration District Office

411 Seventh Ave., Suite ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall coming to Kittanning June 6-10

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The moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall will be at Kittanning Riverfront Park June 6-10th, 2019.

Park is located at South Water Street, Kittanning.More information: https://www.wavesofthunder.com/the-moving-wall .

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Eye exams for VAPHS veterans

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Veterans enrolled at VA Pittsburgh can call 412-360-6700 to make a routine Eye Clinic (optometry) appointment. No primary care referral necessary!  

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Delmont Girl Scouts' award acknowledged at Township Supervisors' Meeting

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Delmont Girl Scout Rebecca Schlisser was honored for receiving her Silver Scout award today in North Huntingdon at the annual Westmoreland Association of Township Supervisors' meeting, where she received their 2018 Youth Award. 

Rebecca led the ef...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Avoiding veteran scams-interview with Veterans Affairs Director Matt Zamosky

KDKA's Lynne Hays-Freeland interviews Westmoreland Director of Veterans Affairs on the recent suit by the PA Attorney General of an organization preying on veterans. Learn about reputable resource for claims assistance. Listen to the brief interview at ht...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 17, 2019

VA Welcome Kit provides road map during life transitions

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in diffe...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Warhawk fighter plane joins World War II program at Westmoreland air show

A restored Air Force P-40 Warhawk fighter plane will join the high-flying spectacle May 25-26 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity.

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

Info for Justice-involved Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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WCIDC

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

WCIDC Receives Funding for Freight-Rail Projects

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WCIDC has been awarded $1.5 million to improve the Radebaugh Subdivision, including rehabilitating approximately 0.5 miles of track, replacing two turnouts, and constructing two sidings.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Final Phase of Work to Begin at Jeannette Glass Site

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WCIDC announced today the final phase of work at the Jeannette Glass site will begin on Monday, April 22.

Press release... WCIDC
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Featured Site

Westmoreland County Airpark

The Westmoreland County Airpark is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.

Additional Info... WCIDC

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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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