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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Notice of Cancellation of Meetings

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Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled Agenda Session of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10 am in the Westmoreland County Commissioners Conference Room has been cancelled.  And further t...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Notice of Change of Meeting Date - Agenda Session and Public Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Agenda Session of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners which was scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10 am will now be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10am in the Westmoreland County Commissioners Co...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Public Participation Panel

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Join SPC’s Public Participation Panel for an update on developing the draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The draft 2021-2024 TIP is the implementation mechanism for SmartMoves for a Changing Region, the region’s ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Veterans Day Closure

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Westmoreland County and Court Offices will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Elliott Finalizes Purchase of Former Jeannette Glass Property

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Elliott Company has finalized the purchase of the former Jeannette Glass property to build a cryogenic pump testing facility. The facility will create approximately 130 new jobs.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

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Jobs (deadlines): District Justice Secretary Trainee (Nov 20); Lead Domestic Relations Officer, Domestic Relations (Nov 22); Court Reporter, Court of Common Pleas (Dec 13); Infection Preventionist /QAPI Supervisor, Westmoreland Manor (open until filled)

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Westmoreland County Land Bank Sells Jeannette Rt. 30 Site to Local Developer

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The Board of Directors for the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the property sale of the Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment Project to Colony Holding Companies for the development of ‘Jayhawk Commons’.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Clean Slate Process Begins

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On Friday, June 28, 2019, Pennsylvania became the first state to deploy an automated system to seal criminal records for all qualifying formerly incarcerated or arrested people in the state.  

Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Bryan Kline report...

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Want to know more? Visit MyCleanSlatePA.com 1. County
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: October 8, 2019

Violent-intruder drill held in Greensburg

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A violent-intruder drill Monday in Greensburg was the result of about five years of preparation by the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety and Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc.

Public safety officials used the drill as a way to gau...

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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.

View Tribune-Review article and video 911 Public Safety
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 16, 2015

Follow us on Twitter!

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Volunteers Needed - Westmoreland County Meals on Wheels Programs

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Volunteers deliver more than meals. Each friendly visit is a safety check enabling our community's seniors to live less isolated, nourished lives with independence and dignity. Find a Westmoreland County's Meals on Wheels program near you.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Concerned about fraud or abuse and Seniors?

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Fighting for Seniors presents "Responding to Financial Fraud and Exploitation"

Friday, Nov. 15

10:30am to noon

New Ken Center for Active Adults, 1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington  PA  

Please see flyer for more information.

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Posted on: August 21, 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, November 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for Active...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

PA Hotline to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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A new hotline to help connect thousands of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren to the resources and programs available to them is now live. 

The KinConnector hotline was established through Act 89 of 2018 to address the growing number...

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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: 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: 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: November 7, 2019

Request for Proposal Westmoreland EnPCH

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In working with consumers and service providers in the community, Westmoreland County BHDS Program has identified the need to develop an additional enhanced personal care home (EnPCH) to expand and enhance our existing housing continuum and service option...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

STEP UP WESTMORELAND

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== Students, Therapists, Educators and Parents United in Prevention ==
Step Up's goal is to support the academic, social, and emotional success of ALL students by creating caring, safe and positive educational environments.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

CareerSTEPS Job Assistance

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Did you graduate and need a job? Need a GED? Want a PAID work experience?
CareerSTEPS Can Help!

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Fall Building Blocks - Early Learning Conference

The Fall Building Blocks Early Learning Conference will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit located at 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg, PA. Included will be a lecture by Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND.

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Adult Basic & Literacy Education Program

FREE education classes for adults can help improve your reading, writing, and math skills to prepare you for GED® exams, high school equivalency exams, post-secondary entrance exams, and jobs!

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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: 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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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: 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: July 1, 2019

Clean Slate Process Begins

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On Friday, June 28, 2019, Pennsylvania became the first state to deploy an automated system to seal criminal records for all qualifying formerly incarcerated or arrested people in the state.  

Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Bryan Kline report...

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Want to know more? Visit MyCleanSlatePA.com Clerk of Courts
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: October 15, 2019

2018 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

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The 2018 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available to review and comment.

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Draft Citizen Participation Plan

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

Copies of the draft Citizen Participation Plan will be made available for review at the following locations:

  • Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development Department -5th Floor, Suite 520, 40 N Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601
  • City of Gr...
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View draft Citizen Participation Plan here... Community Development
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: October 16, 2019

NOVEMBER CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST IS AVAILABLE

The November Arbitration list is published on the Court's Civil web page.

Courts
Posted on: November 7, 2019

2020 CIVIL COURT CALENDAR - UPDATED AND PUBLISHED

Copies of the 2020 Civil Court Calendar are available in the Court Administrator's office, Room M10, Civil Division.

Courts
Posted on: September 27, 2019

NOVEMBER 2019 CIVIL JURY TRIAL LISTS AVAILABLE

The November civil jury trial list for Judge Scherer and Judge Smail, Jr. are available on the Court's webpage, Civil Section.

Courts

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Elliott Finalizes Purchase of Former Jeannette Glass Property

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Elliott Company has finalized the purchase of the former Jeannette Glass property to build a cryogenic pump testing facility. The facility will create approximately 130 new jobs.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Draft Citizen Participation Plan

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

Copies of the draft Citizen Participation Plan will be made available for review at the following locations:

  • Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development Department -5th Floor, Suite 520, 40 N Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601
  • City of Gr...
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View draft Citizen Participation Plan here... Development Council
Posted on: October 15, 2019

2018 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

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The 2018 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available to review and comment.

View document... Development Council
Posted on: June 24, 2019

WCIDC Signs Option Agreement with Al. Neyer

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Al. Neyer signs option agreement with WCIDC for 13.39 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Applications for heating help through LIHEAP open through April

LIHEAP provides assistance to people who struggle to pay heating bills during the winter. Assistance is available to renters and homeownersl benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

AAA Inside Line is here!

Read all the news from Westmoreland County's Area Agency on Aging.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Community symposium to focus on human trafficking in Westmoreland, Western Pa.

Recent stings that led to the arrests of three Western Pennsylvania massage parlor operators garnered widespread publicity, but two local human-service workers don’t see the region’s human trafficking issues ending soon.

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

Catch up with CASA

Read the newest CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) newsletter and see how CASA volunteers are helping change children's life stories. Maybe you'd like to be a CASA, too?\

Human Services
Posted on: November 3, 2019

Ligonier Salvation Army accepts kids’ wish lists, seeks bell-ringers

Eligible area families who want to make sure their kids ages 13 or younger have something special in their stockings are encouraged to submit wish lists at the local Salvation Army service center by Wednesday .

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

New resource for Coaches

Coaches of youth and young adult athletes can play a vital role in preventing and helping individuals with the disease of addiction. IUP professors Keri Kulik, PhD, and Gabrielle Morreale, MS, collaborated with the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task F...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2019

State grant expected to bolster Westmoreland County’s drug court program

Officials said the two-year $50,712 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will pay for enhanced drug testing of participants that will improve supervision and monitoring efforts of the four-year-old program.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Westmoreland County Transit will bring bus and paratransit services in-house next year

The takeover will require the authority to hire about 150 new employees, including drivers, maintenance workers, supervisors and management personnel by Jan. 1.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Westmoreland County cold weather shelter program begins on Friday

Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg and Union Mission in Latrobe will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on nights when the temperature is 25 degrees or colder.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Pennsylvania's Individual Health Plan Premiums To Rise 4%

Premiums for health insurers' individual policies in Pennsylvania for 2020 will reflect an aggregate statewide increase of 4 percent, with an increase of 10 percent in the small group market.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Dollar Energy Fund applications are open

If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your monthly utility bill, Dollar Energy Fund may be able to help. They are currently accepting grant applications.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

St. Margaret Foundation to move New Kensington Family Health Center

UPMC St. Margaret plans to move its family health center in New Kensington from city hall to a new building on Fifth Avenue, the hospital’s foundation announced Tuesday.

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Food 2 Go 4 Kids provides Hempfield elementary students with weekend meals

Elementary schools across Hempfield Area School District are working with local churches to ensure qualifying students have hot meals to eat on weekends.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Concerned about fraud or abuse and Seniors?

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Fighting for Seniors presents "Responding to Financial Fraud and Exploitation"

Friday, Nov. 15

10:30am to noon

New Ken Center for Active Adults, 1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington  PA  

Please see flyer for more information.

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Human Services
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Healthy Drinks, Health Kids: What the Research Shows

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Research shows that what children drink can have a big impact on their health. However, with so many choices available in the marketplace, it can be confusing for parents and caregivers to know which drinks are healthy and which ones to avoid.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Register now: "Making the Connection" Ray of Hope Conference Nov. 22

Making the Connection: Trauma, Addiction, Suicide  See the flyer

Sponsored by Westmoreland Co. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force

Friday, Nov. 22

9am to 3 pm

WCCC Science Hall, Youngwood

Who should attend?

• Educators

•Mental Health Professiona...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 10, 2019

New housing opportunity for 60 and over in Westmoreland

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Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) is not a new concept ---its roots were as a “Grossdawdy Haus” in the 1880’s when Amish families used them as a way to keep loved ones near home. Today it has enormous potential for ser...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Podcast Series for Grandparents Raising Children due to Parents' SUD

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Listen in to this new series from Saint Vincent College Psychology professor Dr. Jessica Black.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Summer 2019 Inside Line

The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. The Inside Line is a Newsletter is Published every other month by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Commissioners and Pennsylvania Department of Aging

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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: August 14, 2019

Westmoreland County Land Bank Sells Jeannette Rt. 30 Site to Local Developer

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The Board of Directors for the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the property sale of the Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment Project to Colony Holding Companies for the development of ‘Jayhawk Commons’.

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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: 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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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: October 17, 2019

Passport Day

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The Westmoreland County Prothonotary, Christina O'Brien is holding a Passport Day at the Health & Wellness Fair October 23, 2019.  

Passport photos are available.  For identification, please bring: 

  • Birth certificate (must con...
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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.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

RACW Makes National Headlines for Utilizing Federal Funds

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U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment grants were essential in preparing the former Jeannette Glass Plant site to host the Elliott Company’s expansion plans. The funds also facilitated the addition of greenspace in Jeannette's urban environment.

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Belvedere Hotel Cleanup Completed Ahead of Schedule

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The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the demolition completion and site cleanup of the former Belvedere Hotel in Oklahoma Borough, Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Belvedere Hotel’s remnants set to be demolished

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Demolition starts Wednesday, Sept. 11 and is expected to last until Sept. 30, closing Orr Avenue from Route 66 to Hancock Avenue.

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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.

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Veterans Day News

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Trafford officials to mark war memorial’s centennial on Veterans Day

On Monday, a 10:30 a.m. ceremony marking the memorial’s centennial will take place at Trafford Veterans Memorial Park on Edgewood Avenue, featuring music from the Traf...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Prescription drug costs, some Tricare fees to rise in 2020

Tricare beneficiaries who fill their prescriptions at a retail store or by mail will see their prescription costs rise on Jan. 1, and enrollment fees for most retirees and their family members on Tricare Prime also will increase next year.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

ROTC cadet from Mt. Pleasant surprised with Saint Vincent scholarship at Steelers game

Mt. Pleasant Area graduate Noah Lynch was honored to escort his ROTC commander at Saint Vincent College onto Heinz Field for a special presentation during Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the visiting Colts.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Veterans Day, Employment, more...

DMVA News

DMVA's Gino J. Merili Veterans' Center Has Immediate Job Openings:

The Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton (Lackawanna County) has career opportunities available for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides. Jo...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Murrysville church taking nominations, donations for ‘A Soldier’s Christmas’ program

In addition to nominations, the veterans’ ministry also is accepting donations of food, toiletries and other everyday items.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Veterans, active-duty military get deals from businesses, restaurants

The region’s longstanding support of veterans and active-duty military personnel will be on display again this Veterans Day as businesses, restaurants and fraternal groups offer discounted meals and services.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

First graduating class of Westmoreland County Veterans Court set

The first graduate of Westmoreland County Veterans Court will be recognized on Nov. 19. Mentors for the program are needed. Mentors work with program participants by phone, in person or during community activities.

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Posted on: November 3, 2019

Burrell Veterans Monument, North Huntingdon Event

North Huntingdon VFW post plans Veterans Day ceremony Read the article.

Veterans monument at Burrell’s Stewart School gets $8,000 facelift  Read the article.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 2, 2019

Feedback sought from Veterans who use VA primary care

Do you regularly receive primary care from the VA? 

Are you taking multiple medications or have family or friends who helps manage your care?

Would you like to share information about your VA primary care experience to help improve a national impro...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Pittsburgh Vet Center events and news

Read the newsletter here.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Veterans Day events planned in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Events honoring Veterans are scheduled throughout the region.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Veterans Day discounts and events, jobs around the state, more

Veterans Day Discounts 2019, Free Meals, Resources Exclusive To Veterans: 

Veterans Day is on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as the VA learns of more nationally available Veterans Day discounts,...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Small Business Administration and veteran entrepreneurs

The SBA held a workshop in Connellsville this week to educate veterans and partner agencies about free resources for those starting or sustaining a business. staff from Seton Hill University's Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities, the Saint Vin...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Veterans Leadership Program news

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Westmoreland Veterans Affairs director to be keynote speaker for Smithton dinner

Matt Zamosky, director of Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs, will address those attending an early Veterans Day dinner Nov.

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

The Weight of Honor--Nov. 5 in Pittsburgh

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Screening and panel discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh PA

6:30 pm Doors open, cocktails

7 pm Screening

8 pm Panel Discussion  

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 16, 2019

News from around the state and nation

Veterans Crisis Line: 

Veterans in crisis, or anyone who is concerned about a veteran, should call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and then press 1. Please share this phone number with everyone you know and ask them to save it in their ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Veterans, military retirees to see a 1.6 percent cost-of-living boost in benefits

Military retirees and veterans benefits recipients will see a 1.6 percent cost-of-living boost in their payouts starting in December, nearly half of the increase they received last year.

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Veterans to be offered connection, healing through art at Touchstone Center for Crafts

“Our main mission is to create, connect and build communication between the veterans. You meet complete strangers and find a commonality. It’s an incredible way to instantly connect with others and maybe, along the way, fall in love with the process.”

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

Mindfulness Mondays Call Open for All

Download and print the flyer here.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Battlefield Acupuncture comes to VA Pittsburgh

"I have no pain."

With those words, Air Force Veteran Nadine Stanford became the first patient at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System to complete a battlefield acupuncture (BFA) treatment.

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Effort under way to move Export veteran monument to ‘more prominent place’

When Gary Wuslich returned to western Pennsylvania for his uncle Brando Sachet’s funeral in December 2018, he began thinking about the veterans’ memorial stationed outside the former American Legion on Kennedy Avenue in Export.

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Military warns of Iranian hackers targeting American troops with fake jobs website

U.S. military officials warned troops this week that Iranian hackers have set up a fake jobs website for veterans that targets servicemembers considering a transition back to civilian life.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

News from around the state and nation

 DMVA News 

DMVA Still Looking For Photo Of Pennsylvania Veteran 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 Washi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2019

The Very Few, The Proud WOMEN In the Marine Corps--Oct. 14

Retired U.S. Marines Corps Colonel Nancy Anderson spent her career serving in roles from platoon commander through chief of staff of the 3rd Force Service Support Group on Okinawa, Japan.  Join Colonel Anderson as she discusses the history of wom...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Concerned about fraud or abuse and Seniors?

FIGHTING FOR SENIORS FLYER - November 15 in New Kensington with a hand holding dollars and a house

Fighting for Seniors presents "Responding to Financial Fraud and Exploitation"

Friday, Nov. 15

10:30am to noon

New Ken Center for Active Adults, 1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington  PA  

Please see flyer for more information.

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Veterans benefits will see a cost-of-living bump this year, but how much?

Veterans will see a cost-of-living increase in their benefits payouts later this year, but it likely won’t be as big as the last one they received.

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

VA Health Information Sharing with Community Providers--opt in/out

VA is changing electronic health information sharing options to improve care coordination and continuity of care

VA electronically shares the right information at the right time with participating community care providers who treat you, in order to help yo...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 28, 2019

Veterans Creative Arts Competition

Calling all creative artists! Veterans receiving care at VA Pittsburgh can enter our creative arts competition to showcase your creative and performing arts on Jan. 29 and 30 at our H.J. Heinz III campus. Entries accepted Dec. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020.&am...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Jeannette native works on advanced Navy helicopter

When Jeannette native Mia Harshbarger joined the Navy, she didn’t know she would be working on one of the branch’s most advanced helicopters.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Register now: "Making the Connection" Ray of Hope Conference Nov. 22

Making the Connection: Trauma, Addiction, Suicide  See the flyer

Sponsored by Westmoreland Co. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force

Friday, Nov. 22

9am to 3 pm

WCCC Science Hall, Youngwood

Who should attend?

• Educators

•Mental Health Professiona...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Fort Indiantown Gap Added To List Of PFAS Contamination Sites

Fort Indiantown Gap Army National Guard base in Lebanon County has been added to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s growing list of military and industrial sites where the PFAS class of chemicals has been found.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

New housing opportunity for 60 and over in Westmoreland

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Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) is not a new concept ---its roots were as a “Grossdawdy Haus” in the 1880’s when Amish families used them as a way to keep loved ones near home. Today it has enormous potential for serving Pennsylvania’s rapidly gr...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2019

FEDVIP Open Enrollment for Dental and Vision Insurance Starts Soon

The annual open enrollment for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) begins Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 9, 2019.

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Transportation options for veterans to VA Hospitals Pittsburgh

DAV Van

Find information on VA Shuttles between campuses, DAV van transportation throughout the region, and alternative transportation options in the guide.

More information is available on the VA Beneficiaries Travel website.

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Veteran's Affairs

News Flash

News Flash

WCIDC

2 Stories
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Elliott Finalizes Purchase of Former Jeannette Glass Property

Jeannette Glass Aerial 2018

Elliott Company has finalized the purchase of the former Jeannette Glass property to build a cryogenic pump testing facility. The facility will create approximately 130 new jobs.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

WCIDC Signs Option Agreement with Al. Neyer

News Flash - Tech II

Al. Neyer signs option agreement with WCIDC for 13.39 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II

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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 6, 2018

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

Della Lewis, Twilight Wish recipient

Della Lewis wanted one more trip to the casino. 

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

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Read full March 5, 2018 Tribune Review article... Westmoreland Manor