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Posted on: February 15, 2018

President's Day Closure

Presidents-Day

Westmoreland County and Court Offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 for President's Day.

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

New! Westmoreland Connect Mobile App Available to Download

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

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Proposed FY 2018 Annual Action Plan

Draft Annual Action Plan

To obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties the County has placed its proposed Annual Action Plan on public display for 30 days in the following locations during normal business hours beginning February 1, 2018.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Amendment to the Westmoreland County Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT 2-2-18

The County proposes budget amendments to the following CDBG activities.

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

March 13, 2018 Special Election - 18th Congressional District

PA 18th Congressional District

A Special Election will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to fill the vacant seat of former Congressman Tim Murphy.

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Bring your sleds & tubes to the Winter Sports Area at Twin Lakes Park!

Winter Sports Area

The Elizabeth Anna Peach-Bolish Winter Sports Area at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion has night lighting for sledding and tubing after dark! The area will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

Hiring

Recent Job Postings (with application deadlines): Court Reporter (Feb 23), Assessor (Until filled)

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

When the snow falls... Come to Twin Lakes Park!

CC Skiiers

The Twin Lakes Park Boathouse, located along the lower lake, offers cross-country ski rentals for the whole family during the winter months. Rental rates are as follows:

  • $5.00/hour
  • $7.50/half day (less than 4 hours)
  • $12.00/full day (more than 4 hours)
  • $25.00 ...
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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: December 22, 2017

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

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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: September 25, 2017

Amendment to the Westmoreland County Community Development Block Grant Program

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

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

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $175,000 for Accessible Housing Programs

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland

The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency has been awarded a $175,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund to rehabilitate single-fami...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Snowstorms and Extreme Cold

Winter Weather tips

Review what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.

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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: February 5, 2018

Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course is eight hours of classroom instruction developed by AARP and sponsored by the Westmoreland County Community College’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. We are not offering a 4 hour Refresher Class for those who have already c...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Income Tax Assistance

The AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance. Volunteers from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) help prepare simple tax returns for lower income, elderly, and ...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meeting

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Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend ourmonthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday,
February 14, 2018
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1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center for A...

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Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: December 30, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Westmoreland Area Agency on Aging lends support to caregivers

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

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

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BH/DS

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Program

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

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Posted on: February 20, 2013

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

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

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

Outpatient Directory BH/DS

Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kid-friendly room at Westmoreland courthouse designed to ease anxiety

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Westmoreland County Overcomes PA’s Broken Child Welfare System

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

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

2017 CCAP Award

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

The 2017 Outstanding Affiliate of th...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: June 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

Shara Saveikis with Governor and First Lady Wolf

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

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

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

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Clerk of Courts
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Proposed FY 2018 Annual Action Plan

Draft Annual Action Plan

To obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties the County has placed its proposed Annual Action Plan on public display for 30 days in the following locations during normal business hours beginning February 1, 2018.

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Community Development
Posted on: April 8, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Westmoreland County announces homeownership program

Homes

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

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Community Development

Posted on: April 8, 2015

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Coroner

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

2016 Annual Report

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Courts

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

JUDGE SMAIL, JR. MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - FEBRUARY 23RD

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing civil or orphans' court motions on Friday, February 23, 2018.  Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: February 14, 2018

JUDGE MARSILI CIVIL MOTIONS COURT CHANGE- CORRECTION

Judge Marsili will not hearing Civil or Orphans' court motions on Friday, MARCH 9, 2018. Motions should be presented at another Friday motions court date.

Courts
Posted on: December 21, 2017

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

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts logo

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

The new Public
Acce...

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Courts
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

Judge's gavel on desk with US flag in background

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

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

WCIDC Awarded $9.6M in Grant & Loan Funding

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland

Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation was approved for a $3.8 million grant and $5.8 million loan through the Business in Our Sites program. The funding will assist with the development of the Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland project.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County wage growth among fastest in the nation

Wage Growth

The average weekly wage for Westmoreland County in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $829, a 6% increase over the same period in 2016. The percentage change placed it 18th among the 347 largest counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

Tenaska Westmoreland

The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

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On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

Aging Demo

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

Toll Plaza

Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

WCIDC announces ownership of former Jeannette Glass plant

Former Jeannette Glass Site

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) announced today the Westmoreland County Tax Bureau has signed over the deed to the WCIDC for the former Jeannette Glass property

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Elections

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Public Notice

Official Notice stamp

Notice is hereby given that a Public Test of the voting equipment to be used at the Special Election held on March 13, 2018 will be held on Thursday February 22, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Westmoreland County Election Bureau.

Elections
Posted on: December 13, 2017

March 13, 2018 Special Election - 18th Congressional District

PA 18th Congressional District

A Special Election will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to fill the vacant seat of former Congressman Tim Murphy.

Complete details, including forms and deadlines... Elections

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Couple adds 4 siblings to family with motto 'Even Superman was adopted'

The Parke household in Jeannette was full of love on Feb. 14, but Valentine's Day was only one cause for celebration.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

School leaders say more resources needed for student mental health

A day after an expelled student killed and wounded dozens of former schoolmates in South Florida, educators in Pennsylvania say they're working year round to support students' mental health and connect them with the resources they need.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Summer food program looking for hosting sites

A program that serves breakfast and lunch to children during the summer months is looking for sites where the program can be hosted.

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Free career training available to Pennsylvania's low-wage earners

A main barrier people face in getting better-paying jobs is mental, an employment specialist said. “If you are open to possibilities and willing to apply yourself, there are opportunities out there,” said Rick O'Domes, of PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Amid federal budget battle, Pa. health clinics develop contingency plans

What Congress does Thursday with the federal budget could have a major impact on New Kensington's Community Health Clinic and the roughly 1,400 free or low-cost health care centers like it across the United States.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Serving community face-to-face key to Greensburg woman's success at St. Vincent

When she started Saint Vincent College's Service Learning and Community Outreach office nearly 10 years ago, Kelly King and former colleague Jarod Trunzo didn't know where to start. So they drove around.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Gaps found in scrutiny of assisted living homes

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators say they have found huge gaps in the regulation of assisted living facilities, a shortfall they say has potentially jeopardized the care of hundreds of thousands of people served by the booming industry.

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

WCCC Smart Driving Course at 3 area sites; registration underway

WCCC Smart Driving Course at 3 area sites; registration underway

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Westmoreland County Community College is offering an AARP Smart Driver Course at three locations starting March 12.

The eight-hour class will...

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Human Services
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Ruffsdale teen has raised more then $10,000 for children's hospital

Margo Covalesky has been raising money for charity since she was 10 years old, and doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

CFWC - WESTMORELAND COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Are you a Westmoreland Co. Housing Authority Public Housing, Westmoreland Non Profit Housing Corporation or Section 8 tenant? Apply for a Housing Authority scholarship by 3/31

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Empty Bowls Westmoreland is March 4th

10th Annual Empty Bowl Event Benefitting the Westmoreland County Food Bank

 March 4th, 2018 11:00 AM to 4:00 PMHempfield High School Cafeteria4345 State Route 136, Greensburg, PA 15601

A $15.00 donation will get you: Your choice of over 1,000 hand...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Annual MLK event in Alle-Kiski Valley provides scholarships, inspiration

The Rev. Pam Ramsey, an admirer of renowned civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., felt uplifted and energized Sunday by an Alle-Kiski Valley event held in his honor for the 50th year.

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Little Free Pantry helps the hungry in Lower Burrell

A Lower Burrell church is helping feed families through a unique food pantry.

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Posted on: February 10, 2018

Westmoreland County Community College will hold driving courses for seniors

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

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Panic sufferers take life back from grip of fear

Four years ago, symptoms of panic started to keep Victoria Kolesar from venturing out of her house. The mother of five said it felt like her heart would jump out of her chest, and she feared she was having a heart attack when she was out in public.

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

United Way offers free tax prep in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Eligible area residents can receive free tax preparation services at 27 sites operated by the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Pa. victims’ needs assessment survey now underway

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has announced the release of two statewide, online surveys to assist PCCD in assessing victim service needs throughout the Commonwealth.

Launched this week, the online questionnaires can be found ...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Who’s a good dog? Who’s a good dog? Delta wants to know before you board.

Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself.

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Dads Matter program helps fathers with life, parenting skills

Thomas Abare has less time to spend with his three young children since he's started a new job in shipping and receiving. But the time he does have with his 2-year-old twin daughters, Rose and Iris, and 4-month-old son, Sebastian, is more meaningful.

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Clelian Heights students take the court at Franklin Regional

Students from Clelian Heights in Greensburg got the chance to shine on the basketball court during the school's annual game at Franklin Regional High School.

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

One program helping seniors stay at home gets no boost from another

When the state recently transitioned some 85,000 older &/or disabled southwest Pennsylvanians into a new long-term care assistance program, a group of providers already offering comprehensive, hands-on services to the frail elderly expected to gain some.

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Want to stay young at heart and mind? Add to that friends list

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.

There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease.

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Posted on: January 13, 2018

Kiski Area School District tries different approach regarding truancy

Kiski Area School District has been taking a different approach to dealing with student attendance and believes it's working.

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Lower Burrell clinic offers free pregnancy, STD, Hep C screenings

A new facility in Lower Burrell wants to expand services for pregnant women in the Alle-Kiski Valley with free ultrasounds and STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing.

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Westmoreland County Courthouse gets Kids Comfort Room

The Westmoreland County Courthouse now has a Kids Comfort Room for children awaiting hearings in the family courts.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Manor church seeks clothing donations for boutique

A Manor church that has reached out to families and individuals in need by operating a free clothing store in Manor, is seeking donations of new and gently used winter clothing for men, women and children.

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

More Western Pennsylvanians asking for help with heating bills

The winter of 2017-18 is already shaping up to be a record-setter for natural gas use and demand for heating bill assistance that undoubtedly will follow.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications GREENSBURG (December 22) –

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

The p...

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Human Services
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Agency on Aging's "Inside Line"

In this issue: Mindfulness, Tools for Caregivers, Cold Weather Shelters, Volunteer Opportunities...and more!

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Mark your calendar for Empty Bowls Westmoreland

Empty Bowl Luncheons are held by Food Banks across the country…

Designed to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in our nation and as well as in our local communities, these luncheons typically offer a simple fare of soup and bread and of...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Scholarship applications open for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder

The Pittsburgh Foundation announces that applications for the Herbert A. and Charles E. Kester Scholarship Fund are open until 2/28/2018. Submissions will be accepted from Westmoreland County residents with an autism spectrum disorder.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

State committee would study rising maternal mortality rate in Pennsylvania

In response to a rising call across the country to reverse a stunning increase in the nation’s maternal mortality rate over the last two decades, the PA House unanimously approved a bill to create a panel that would better study pregnancy-related deaths.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

New Kensington nonprofit co-founder pays visit to White House

A co-founder of the New Kensington-based nonprofit addiction counseling center Lost Dreams Awakening visited the White House on Monday to advocate for increased support of addiction recovery programs.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

LIHEAP, Dollar Energy Fund helping low-income residents with winter heating bills

Low-income residents who need help paying for wintertime energy bills and others who encounter major energy-related emergencies are still covered by federal and local programs, but the money usually goes fast.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled

Pennsylvania adds an online resource for aged, disabled PA recently launched a new state website providing resources for older Pennsylvanians and younger ones with disabilities. Home and community services can be found on this online, easily searchable si...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2017

United Way needs volunteers to provide free tax prep

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania hopes to recruit more than 470 volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible area wage-earners from January through mid-April.

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Applications accepted for LIHEAP grants

The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins accepting applications Nov. 1 for cash grants sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

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

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

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Human Services
Posted on: March 14, 2016

Pitt study links exercise, delay in mental decline

There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Westmoreland County looks to restore troubled youth through refurbished furniture program

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

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

SAFE forums

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission volunteers seek to put youths 'on right track'

Judge Bononi swears in members of New Kensington Arnold Youth Commission

By serving on the New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission, Aaron Moore hopes to provide troubled children with the father figure he lacked growing up. “I see myself in them,” Moore said. “I've been where they've been.” Moore is one of at least a half-dozen...

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Learn more about WC Youth Commissions Juvenile Probation

Land Bank

6 Stories
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Land bank sells Irwin building

Property at 207 Main Street, Irwin, PA

A long-vacant former restaurant and hotel building in downtown Irwin has been sold to a North Huntingdon man who plans to renovate the three-story structure the borough had condemned into six apartments on the top two floors and possibly a commercial use ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Westmoreland County property auction to expand

Westmoreland County's land bank is expected to add four more parcels to its inventory Wednesday at the first of what could be as many as four judicial sales this year of tax-delinquent properties.

The county land bank, created in 2014 to return bl...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Students tear into work on Greensburg Habitat for Humanity project

Plaster rained from the ceiling and chunks of wall tumbled down the stairs as a group of students eagerly tore through a decrepit Greensburg home Saturday.

Davina Broker, 18, of Irwin especially liked ripping up the lathe boards inside the walls.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Boroughs Have Another Tool to Fight Blight

Boroughs across Pennsylvania will have another tool to fight blight in their communities with Act 84 of 2016, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. It will exempt land banks from the state realty transfer tax. The legislation, previously HB 1198, co...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

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

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

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Land Bank
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Joseph Petrarca D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana www.pahouse.com/petrarca Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca will introduce...

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Land Bank

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Laugh out loud for a good cause at Comedy Night!

2018 Comedy Night spotlight Parks

Laugh away the winter blues at Comedy Night hosted by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation!

Westmoreland County Parks is hosting a Comedy Night on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Youngwood Fire Hall. Tickets are $30 and include dinner with ticket. All pro...

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Comedy Nights flyer Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Local Arts Grants are available for 2018

Arts Grant

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is offering grants to non-profit organizations to support art related projects and activities that will benefit Westmoreland County residents.  These awards are designed to support and encour...

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Press Release with links to application Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Bring your sleds & tubes to the Winter Sports Area at Twin Lakes Park!

Winter Sports Area

The Elizabeth Anna Peach-Bolish Winter Sports Area at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion has night lighting for sledding and tubing after dark! The area will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday...

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Winter Sports Area featured site page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 13, 2012

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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

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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: September 6, 2016

Westmoreland County Seeking Community Input for the Upcoming Comprehensive Plan

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! Reimagining Our Westmoreland will be a comprehensive strategy and policy guide for County officials, as well as provide more high level st...

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Project Website Planning

Posted on: December 21, 2017

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

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

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Prothonotary
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

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

Christina O'Brien speaking at Naturalization ceremony

In all, there were 16 candidates. 

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

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

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Read complete May 3, 2017 Tribune-Review Article Prothonotary

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Governor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout Pennsylvania

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland, through its new Accessible Housing Program initiative, is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

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

Greensburg Transfer & Storage Building, Depot Street

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Redevelopment Authority Receives $175,000 for Accessible Housing Programs

The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency has been awarded a $175,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund to rehabilitate single-fami...

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Redevelopment Authority

Posted on: December 21, 2017

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

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts logo

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

The new PublicAccess Policy...

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Register of Wills
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Protecting Confidential Information - New Court Policy

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Effective January 6, 2018, a new public access policy governing case records of Pennsylvania appellate and trial courts takes effect. The policy governs access to case records by the public and provides guidelines for information that must be protected.

Additional Info... Register of Wills

Posted on: November 30, 2017

2018 Dog Licenses are now available

Black Labrador Retriever

Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Saint Vincent grad makes Marine recruiting poster

A 2016 Saint Vincent College graduate who is serving in the Marine Corps is pictured on a recruiting poster, beckoning men and women to join her in serving the country.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

DMVA Digest Feb. 14, 2018

 DMVA News 

Pennsylvania Offers Its Veterans Six Extended Care Facilities Throughout The State: 

You served us, now let us serve you! The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates six long-term care facilit...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers

Learn about Slippery Rock's Troops to Teachers program.

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

DMVA Digest February 7,

DMVA News

Mobile Veterans Outreach Vans Deliver Information On Benefits, Services Across Pennsylvania:

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) may be headquartered in Lebanon County, but its ability to reach the state's nearly ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 8, 2018

The Wall that Heals is coming to PA in May

The Wall That Heals

THE WALL THAT HEALS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9* - SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

THE STATE CAPITOL

HARRISBURG, PA

TELLING THE STORY OF VIETNAM, ONE NAME AT A TIME

* The Exhibition will be open to the public beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, through ...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Tax Help for Military

Active military, National Guard and Reserve have options when it comes to seeking help for filing their income taxes, according to an alert by Westmoreland County Veteran's Affairs.

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

URGENT TRICARE EAST Regionupdate -HIGH Priority issue

IMPORTANT:Effective January 1, 2018, due to the contractor change from Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) to Humana Military, all Soldiers and Retirees formally in the TRICARE North Region, paying their premiums/fees by auto-payment from a banking account...

See Tricare Region chart....

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Tax filing help for military/veterans

Military One Source-MilTax

http://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/miltax-free-tax-services-from-military-onesource

Phone: Trained MilTax consultant during tax season (January through April 17) seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST or EDT at 800-342-9647....

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Wondering about pre-purchase home inspections?

Are you a Veteran with plans to buy a home? Or have you ever thought about becoming a home inspector? 

Join Mission Homestead February 24th from 10 am to 2 pm for a free-to-Veterans Intro to Home Inspections.  See flyer for details and re...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Study shows quicker relief for veterans with PTSD

A study of 370 active-duty service members at Fort Hood, Texas, shows that two weeks of intensive therapy is as effective in reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms as a civilian therapy that takes eight weeks.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

VA Announces New Action Steps for Low-performing Medical Centers

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced steps that it is taking as part of an aggressive new approach to produce rapid improvements at VA’s low-performing medical facilities nationwide.VA defines its l...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Dispatches from Vietnam

The Post-Gazette's Diana Nelson Jones and Nate Guidry are accompanying a group of veterans visiting Vietnam over the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive.

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

VA resumes online applications for new ID cards

WASHINGTON – Veterans can again submit online applications for new identification cards through the Department of Veterans Affairs website after the system was taken down in December following rollout problems.

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

National Salute to Veteran Patients Celebrations

2018 VAPHS Salute to Veterans flyer

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System will honor Veteran patients Feb. 14 at H.J. Heinz, and Feb. 16 at University Drive. Please see flyer for details.

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

McKeesport history center displays WWII exhibit

Western Pennsylvania's immense impact on the home, industrial and battlefronts during World War II is on display in a special traveling exhibit, “We Can Do It: WWII,” at the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Fort Hood PTSD Study Gives Hope for Faster Recovery

A recent Fort Hood-based study holds hope for a speedy recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms -- in as little as two weeks -- for service members returning from combat.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 29, 2018

New online tool provides Veterans with customized instructions for discharge upgrade process

The U.S. military estimates that tens of thousands of Veterans with less than honorable discharges are likely to have discharges deserving of upgrades.

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

Vet Center News 26 Jan 2018

See upcoming events, new hours for the Vet Center, Semper Fi Odyssey info, where to find Vet Center staff in the community, and more in this issue.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 25, 2018

News from the PA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs 25 Jan 2018

DMVA News

DMVA's Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home To Host Open House:

You're invited! DMVA's Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home, situated in the scenic rolling hills of Blair County, will host an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Come and witness the first-clas...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Era of the C-130 ends at Pittsburgh air base

Kristin Hayden and her two young children watched the aircraft bursting through the clear blue sky Friday above the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon.

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

Who’s a good dog? Who’s a good dog? Delta wants to know before you board.

Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself.

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

Tet Party 24 February 2018

2018 Tet Party flyer Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Calling all artists, performers, musicians and writers: Veterans arts festival and competitions kick

During the months of January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient clinics are invited to enter their art, music, dance, drama and creative writing entries into the local competition phase.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 18, 2018

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

 

DMVA's Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home Is Hosting An Open House:

You're invited! DMVA's Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home, situated in the scenic rolling hills of Blair County, will host an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Come and witness the firs...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus o...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care need...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2018

14th Quartermaster Scholarship applications open until March 31st

The 14th Quartermaster/Operation Desert Storm Scholarship Fund supports Westmoreland County High School students considering a career within a military branch or ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

VA Looking for Caregiver Feedback on Stipend Program

Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs are looking for in-depth feedback from caregivers as part of a continuing review of a program that gives cash stipends to some families.

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

Tricare Kills Urgent Care Referral Requirement for Some Users

Tricare Prime users can now make unlimited visits to in-network urgent care facilities without a referral, officials recently announced.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 6, 2018

Accessible Housing Program Seeks Applicants for Home Modifications GREENSBURG (December 22) –

Westmoreland County's Accessible Housing Program initiative is seeking applicants for home modifications intended to help permanently disabled, low-income residents throughout Westmoreland County. The program assists residents in need by installi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Applications accepted for 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The VA is accepting applications for the 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games until April 15, 2018. Applications can be completed at www.wheelchairgames.org. The 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place in Orlando July 30 – Aug 4.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

DMVA News, January 3, 2018

 DMVA News

DMVA'S Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center, Scranton, Holding Open House:

DMVA's Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. in Scranton, PA (Lackawanna County). Attendees can take a tour, m...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Former Westmoreland prison's transformation into $100M veterans' facility on track

Planning for a one-stop veterans' transition service center at the site of a former state prison in Hempfield is moving ahead on schedule, the developer recently told local officials.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Nonprofit gears up to build tiny homes for veterans in Penn Hills in 2018

Marlon Ferguson acknowledges he was late in learning about the tiny home craze sweeping cities such as Seattle, Dallas, Detroit and Portland over the past several years.

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

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

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Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 27, 2017

New ID cards for vets on the way

Tens of thousands of veterans have expressed interest in obtaining a new national Veterans Identification Card, intended as convenient proof of their service when they seek military discounts offered by retail and restaurant chains.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Photos found for all Westmoreland veterans killed in action during Vietnam War

Thanks to the efforts of a local woman with an interest in genealogy, photos of every Westmoreland County veteran killed in action during the Vietnam War now have a place in the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund's digital “Wall of Faces.”

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Posted on: December 16, 2017

#BeThere--We all play a role in preventing Veteran suicide

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You are not alone.Help is available.

If you are a Veteran in crisis or know one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to confidentially speak with a trained, caring VA responder andget connected to services that can make a difference. Chat online or text...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Employers--Register today for the Feb. 21st WANT Job & Career Expo

WANT Employer 2018

Attention area employers--register now for the Expo. See flyer for details or visit www.wantexpo.org

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Navy League Foundation Scholarships

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Scholarships are available only to children/grandchildren of current/former members of the Sea Services....

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Area veterans can be free of hepatitis C with help from VA Pittsburgh

I'm free of hepatitis C. You can be, too.

Those two sentences, appearing on area billboards and buses and in newspapers as 2017 comes to a close, are intended to get the attention of veterans serviced by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Military Times Veterans Benefits e-book available now

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

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

Pittsburgh Vet Center Newsletter, Dec. 1, 2017

Vet Center Spouse Support Group, Operation Troop Appreciation, Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Odyssey, more

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

New Tricare providers for 2018 listed

Wondering if your provider will still be in-network after Jan. 1st? Search online at https://www.humanamilitary.com/provider-locator

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

On Veteran's Day this Saturday, we all will take time from our day to remember and recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices that our Veterans have made for the United Statesand many other countries to advance the cause of freedom and justice...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Veterans with Hearing Loss can obtain a talk-to-text phone at no cost

 Through the Heroes with Hearing Loss program, eligible Veterans can listen and read word-for-word captions of everything said to you over the phone. Please see the program website, then contact Westmoreland County Veterans Affairs office at 724-...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

IRS has Resources for Veterans, Current Members of the Military

As the nation prepares to celebrate Veterans Day, the IRS reminds them that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. There are also tax benefits that can affect current members of the military.

The IRS has resources for both these groups. The followi...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Vets Must Apply Online for New VA ID Card

The online portal to apply will not go live until November 14th; however, if you are not yet registered in vets.gov, you can do so now. For the new ID card you will need to scan and upload a government issued photo ID--driver's license or passport.

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Posted on: October 28, 2017

Findlay sergeant’s single act of kindness launches effort to help military families

The Air Force civil engineer, now a chief master sergeant, had returned from deployment one week earlier and heard about a couple whose gutters needed to be repaired but whose son could not help because he was on deployment.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Tet Party 24 February 2017

Tet 50th Anniversary flyer

Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite you to the 50th anniversary "Year of the Dog" event at All Saints Brewery, 24 February 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. Route 119 N at Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA

Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year

Annville, PA - Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have exactly one year from today to collect a special on...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Veterans eligible to receive free cybersecurity training

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

VA Launches New No-Cost IT Training Programs

VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs

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

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

Veteran's Affairs

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

WCIDC Awarded $9.6M in Grant & Loan Funding

Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland

Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation was approved for a $3.8 million grant and $5.8 million loan through the Business in Our Sites program. The funding will assist with the development of the Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland project.

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Westmoreland County wage growth among fastest in the nation

Wage Growth

The average weekly wage for Westmoreland County in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $829, a 6% increase over the same period in 2016. The percentage change placed it 18th among the 347 largest counties in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

Tenaska Westmoreland

The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

Press Release... WCIDC
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

Tucker Auto-Mation logo

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

Amos K. Hutshinson Toll Plaza

Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.

Read more... WCIDC

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Letter from Commissioners: PA Department of Health Annual Survey

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

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PA DOH Survey 2016 Westmoreland Manor