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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Redevelopment Authority Receives $100,000 for Accessible Housing Program

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The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland in partnership with Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the agency has been awarded a $100,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Ligonier Township Joins Westmoreland County Land Bank

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Westmoreland County Land Bank announce that Ligonier Township as the latest municipality to join along with the Ligonier Valley School District. This brings the land bank's total member count to 24 municipalities and 14 school districts within the County

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Posted on: June 1, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

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The next Annual Tax Sale will be Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. The property list will be available online in July and updated twice a week until the day of the sale.

Learn more about the Annual Sale... 1. County
Posted on: January 3, 2018

We're hiring!

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Recent job posts (with deadlines): Asst Director of Nursing, Westmoreland Manor (until filled); Probation Officer, Adult Probation (Jul 31); Park Manager, Parks (Aug 5); Corrections Officer, Prison (Sept 6)

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

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

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Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of 319 S. Pennsylvania Avenue to JS Penn, LLC., for the development of new co-working space in downtown Greensburg.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Sutersville Park Receives New Playground Equipment In Place of Blight

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the installation of new playground equipment at the Suterville community park. The “Play Express” set is a four piece train play set, representative of Suterville’s history.

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Posted on: 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 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: September 16, 2015

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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If you are caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition, we invite you to join us for a six week course for family caregivers. Classes are Thursdays, starting August 1- September 5, 2019. Deadline to register is July 26, 2019.

Additional Info... Area Agency on Aging
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Senior Centers Get Grants to Improve Buildings, Programs

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

Photo Credit:  Dan Speicher, Tribune-Review

Additional Info... Area Agency on Aging
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

Additional Info... Area Agency on Aging

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

THREE CPS CERTIFICATION TRAININGS SCHEDULED

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

Additional Info and Registration BH/DS

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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. 

Additional Info... Children's Bureau - Independent Living

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

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

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

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: July 11, 2019

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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Notice is hereby given that Westmoreland County, PA will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 22, 2019 to discuss and obtain public comments on the County’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for FY 2018.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Development Council Spring Newsletter

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Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

JUDGE SCHERER'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 26, 2019. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

AUGUST ARBITRATION LIST

The August 2019 Arbitration list is available on the Court's webpage, Civil Court Section.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

JUDGE SMAIL'S MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, July 26, 2019. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

JULY TRIAL LISTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

ANNUAL TAX SALE - PRESENTATION OF MOTIONS

Senior Judge Marsili will hear motions regarding properties on the Annual tax sale beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom #4, Westmoreland County Courthouse on the following dates:

August 9, 2019

August 23, 2019

August 30, 2019

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Courts

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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

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Development Council Spring Newsletter

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Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Featured Site: Westmoreland Airpark

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This WCIDC prime real estate is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.

More Info: Development Council

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Elections

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Public Notice

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OFFICIAL certification of results for the Municipal Primary held on May 21, 2019 was signed at 3:15 pm on Monday June 10, 2019 with the EXCEPTION of Norwin School Director at Large which will be certificated June 19, 2019 at 8:30 am.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Upcoming Wellness Events

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The following events/activites are wellness qualifiers! Registration online is encourged to ensure we have enough participation.

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Today's seniors report fewer depression symptoms than their parents

At a time when more younger people are struggling with mental-health issues, older Americans say they have fewer depression symptoms than elders of earlier generations, according to a new University of Pittsburgh study.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 15, 2019

List of poor-performing nursing homes still not public a month after promised release

A month after federal regulators pledged to release its secret list of poor-performing nursing homes, officials echoed what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said five weeks ago — that the report would be coming “soon.”

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Westmoreland food bank seeks to expand ‘senior food box’ program

Hunger-Free Pennsylvania Executive Director Sheila Christopher is happy 1,300 Westmoreland County seniors take advantage of the food boxes available each month through the group’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Joy Riders kick off biking program at Cedar Creek Park for people with limited mobility

Carol Storez of West Newton gets out of the house often enough. But at 87 years old, she’s not exactly ready to hop on a Huffy and pedal around Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Depression In Older Pittsburghers Is Dropping

People in the Mon Valley ages 65 and older are experiencing fewer depression symptoms than previously reported.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Youths who have experienced homelessness needed for Youth Action Board

Youth 16-24 years old who have experienced homelessness or housing instability ("couch surfing") are invited to apply to become members of a Youth Action Board. This is a paid opportunity. Please see flyer for details and application.

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Human Services
Posted on: July 10, 2019

CDC warns that season of AFM paralysis cases in children is approaching

Experts Tuesday called for doctors to keep an eye out for cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a serious illness that mostly affects young children and causes paralysis.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Do you need a bone density test? Answer varies by age, gender

If you’re a woman 65 or older, a bone density test is recommended.

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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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Posted on: July 3, 2019

State delays change to Westmoreland’s paratransit system

A proposed state change local officials said could devastate Westmoreland County’s paratransit system for low income and elderly riders has been delayed.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Husband-wife team leaving Greensburg Salvation Army after 3 years, will join Pittsburgh corps

During their time in Greensburg, the Fullwoods oversaw the expansion of several Salvation Army programs, including Pathway of Hope, Love in a Backpack and the Back 2 School Bash.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

What the UPMC-Highmark truce does and doesn’t mean for patients

A day after UPMC and Highmark reached a 10-year pact, patients across Western Pennsylvania are awaiting answers on precisely what the unexpected deal between the nonprofit health giants means for them.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Pennsylvania warns of phone scam targeting elderly, disabled

Phone scammers posing as state Department of Revenue employees are targeting senior citizens and people with disabilities in an effort to obtain people’s bank information, according to the state agency.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Autism Speaks walk planned at Storybook Forest

Laurel Highlands Autism Speaks Walk will be held at Idlewild & Soak Zone’s Storybook Forest this year.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Highmark-insured seniors who use UPMC could get another chance to switch plans

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services plans to announce a special enrollment period for about 1,300 of Highmark’s Medicare Advantage members in Western Pennsylvania who have visited UPMC facilities in the past three months.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Westmoreland County native selected as new United Way CEO

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has decided to hire from within to replace its retiring CEO.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Some Pa. residents receiving ‘unexpected’ medical bills, organization says

When Emily Christian-Michaels went to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh for a regular scan at 20 weeks pregnant, she didn’t expect to get hit with a $1,900 bill.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 11, 2019

New incentives help pregnant women stop smoking

Pregnancy can be a strong incentive to stop smoking.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 11, 2019

5-county United Way sees growth in services, outreach in 2018

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania continues to set records in the number of people it helps.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Social Security error jeopardizes Medicare coverage for 250,000 seniors

At least a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may receive bills for as many as five months of premiums they thought they already paid.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 7, 2019

UPMC Dropping Prepayments Policy For Some Patients

Months after announcing the policy, UPMC has reversed course and now says it will not require Highmark Medicare Advantage members to pay in advance for services once consent decrees linking the two organizations expire July 1.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Federal government will update list of troubled nursing homes monthly

The federal government will release an updated list of the nation’s most troubled nursing homes monthly, officials with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Penn Area Library plans summer reading programs

The Penn Area Library will “explore the universe” with its summer reading program, running from June 3 to July 27

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Pennsylvania moves to take over health insurance exchange

Pennsylvania is moving to take over the online health insurance exchange that’s been operated by the federal government since 2014, saying it can cut health insurance costs for the hundreds of thousands who buy the individual Affordable Care Act policies.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Financial column: What will long-term care cost you?

Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Number of Pennsylvania babies treated for drug exposure levels off, report shows

After spiking for more than a decade, the rate of Pennsylvania newborns hospitalized for drug withdrawal at birth leveled off and remained stable for the last two years, a new report reveals.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Casey, Toomey report reveals nearly 400 troubled nursing homes, 5 in Western Pa.

The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: June 3, 2019

WIC Enrollment Is Down, Creating A 'Catch-22'

A recent analysis by the Pittsburgh-based Jewish Healthcare Foundation finds that just 50 percent of eligible Pennsylvanians receive assistance from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Report shows many underage kids get alcohol from parents, friends’ parents

One in four Pennsylvania kids who drink underage get the alcohol from their parents, according to a report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Human Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Smartwise releases Internet safety guide as kids finish school

Understanding the dangers of online predators, guiding online behaviors, monitoring activity and keeping kids out of places like chat rooms and social networks can help protect them from online predators....

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 30, 2019

New youth homelessness program looking for volunteer host homes

A new program that aims to reduce youth homelessness in Armstrong, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties is looking for volunteers to provide host homes.

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Excela, Saint Vincent, Seton Hill team up to provide grief counseling for children

Childhood and death shouldn’t go together, but they often do. That reality is prompting a movement within Westmoreland County to increase services for children grieving the death of a loved one — whether from suicide, an opioid overdose or natural causes

Additional Info... Human Services
Posted on: May 1, 2019

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

According to the CDC, dults born between 1957 and 1967 should be revaccinated, as early vaccines were less effective than the vaccine available after 1967.

Additional Info... Human Services

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Irwin to consider liquor license for taco and tequila restaurant

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Former Land Bank property in downtown Irwin slated for a taco and tequila restaurant to open this fall.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Ligonier Township Joins Westmoreland County Land Bank

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Westmoreland County Land Bank announce that Ligonier Township as the latest municipality to join along with the Ligonier Valley School District. This brings the land bank's total member count to 24 municipalities and 14 school districts within the County

Additional Info... Land Bank
Posted on: May 6, 2019

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

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Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the sale of 319 S. Pennsylvania Avenue to JS Penn, LLC., for the development of new co-working space in downtown Greensburg.

Additional Info... Land Bank
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Sutersville Park Receives New Playground Equipment In Place of Blight

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The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the installation of new playground equipment at the Suterville community park. The “Play Express” set is a four piece train play set, representative of Suterville’s history.

Additional Info... Land Bank
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.

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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

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: 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: July 12, 2019

Redevelopment Authority Receives $100,000 for Accessible Housing Program

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The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland in partnership with Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced the agency has been awarded a $100,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Redevelopment Authority In Search of New Executive Director

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The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland and its affiliate Westmoreland County Land Bank will be accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director until July 8, 2019.

Position details can be found here.... Redevelopment Authority

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

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The next Annual Tax Sale will be Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, First Floor, Courthouse. The property list is now available online and will be updated twice a week until the day of the sale.

Learn more about the Annual Sale... Tax Office

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses are now available

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Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.

Learn more... Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: July 20, 2019

Murrysville church preps for volunteers to sew Christmas stockings for troops

In 2018, Penn Hills nonprofit Military Connections stuffed and shipped about 11,000 Christmas stockings filled with snacks and supplies to troops stationed across the globe.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 19, 2019

New Stanton bugler heads to Gettysburg for Taps

A New Stanton bugler who has played at military funerals since he was in the eighth grade is set to play Taps Saturday at the Soldiers Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery as part of “100 Nights of Taps.”

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

Harrison City National Guardsman is top shooter in Pennsylvania

A National Guardsman from Harrison City took top honors in the Governor’s Twenty marksmanship competition over the weekend at the Fort Indiantown Gap Warrior Training Grounds.

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

Suicide Awareness Walk Sept. 7 at Twin Lakes

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The White Oak Vet Center is partnering with Mental Health America on the annual Ray of Hope suicide awarness walk Saturday, Sept. 7th. Please see flyer for details.

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Law Increases VA Home Loan Limits, Funding Fees

Starting Jan. 1, any veteran who wants to take advantage of the VA's "zero-down payment" loan program will be able to do so, even in areas with high housing costs. Most veterans seeking a VA-backed home loan will also pay more in VA funding fees.

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

Some Groups Claiming to Serve Vets Bilk Public Out of Millions, FTC Finds

The FTC, legitimate veterans service organizations, watchdog groups, the Better Business Bureau, states attorneys general, AARP have repeatedly put out warnings to potential donors to check out the groups claiming to help veterans.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Giant Eagle Hiring Event ($40K+) July 30, Pittsburgh

Please see flyer for details and registration information.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Pentagon Delays Big Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer Rules until 2020

The Pentagon is delaying implementation of a new restriction that limits which service members can transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children, according to a letter from the Pentagon to a member of Congress.

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

‘Blue water’ veterans’ claims delayed until next year

Thousands of veterans already waiting for years for their disability benefits will have to wait a few months longer after Veterans Affairs officials announced they won’t start processing “blue water” Vietnam veterans claims until next year.

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

VA MISSION Act: Answers to the top five questions about urgent care

Urgent care is one of the new benefits offered as part of the VA MISSION Act. The benefit is offered in addition to the opportunity to receive care from a VA provider, as VA also offers same-day services.

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

Leechburg area campaign underway to say thanks to troops, first responders

Leechburg area children and adults are encouraged to take part in the second annual Operation Gratitude collection of letter, cards and drawings for troops and first responders from the community.

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

Retired U.S. Marine from Greensburg displays WW II weapons, gear at West Overton Museum

Retired U.S. Marine Corps First Sgt. Ron Maxson picked up a 9 1/2 pound M1 rifle on exhibit Saturday at West Overton Museum in Scottdale and told the onlookers he could still “tear it down and put it back together blindfolded.”

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

Women Veterans Expo and Town Hall Aug. 25, Wilkes-Barre

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The Governor's Advisory Council for Veterans Services invites women veterans to a town hall and expo Aug. 24th in Wilkes-Barre. See the flyer for details and registration info,.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Benefits for ‘blue water’ veterans finalized after years-long fight

Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed the legislation, which grants presumptive status for disability benefits to an estimated 90,000 Navy veterans who served in the seas around Vietnam during the war.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Pennsylvania warns of phone scam targeting elderly, disabled

Phone scammers posing as state Department of Revenue employees are targeting senior citizens and people with disabilities in an effort to obtain people’s bank information, according to the state agency.

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

New VA Policy Aims to Stop Veterans from Hiding Guns in Wheelchairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a policy requiring veterans in wheelchairs to switch to ones provided by the facility during emergency room visits to make sure they're not hiding guns, a top VA official testified Tuesday.

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

Same Day Mental Health services for Veterans

All 172 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) provide Same-Day Mental Health Care services. If a Veteran is in crisis or has another need for mental health care right away, he or she will receive immediate attention from a health care professional.

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

Q&A: Charley Shop’n Save owner bikes across U.S. for veterans’ charity

Ray Charley biked 2,000 miles to prepare for his 3,048-mile, 48-day trek across the United States.The 14 cyclists in Charley’s group raised money for different veteran charities. Charley raised money for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

No more smoking at VA hospitals

The Department of Veterans Affairs is outlawing smoking, vaping and other forms of tobacco use at its health care facilities across the country in an effort to better treat and protect patients, the agency announced Monday.

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

World War II fighter pilot, retired Leechburg eye doctor promotes recycling, renewable energy

Dr. Arthur Duppstadt owes most of his life to the French.
The now-retired optometrist from Leechburg was 19 when his P-51 Mustang, a single-seat fighter plane, was shot down during World War II in Nazi- occupied France.

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

Former Ligonier female veteran honored for long military service

“I was just a small town girl who got to get out and see the world,” said Wilkins, 48, a former Ligonier resident.

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

Thousands of disabled veterans may get refunds of VA home loan fees

More than 53,000 disabled veterans may be owed refunds totaling about $189 million in home loan fees they were incorrectly charged by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to estimates from the VA Inspector General.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Stories from D-Day

On the night of June 5, 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote a letter of apology. He knew history was watching.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Western Pennsylvanians look back on D-Day 75 years later

Warren Goss will never forget the rigorous training he went through in England leading up to the D-Day invasion.

Particularly what it didn’t prepare him for.

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

Life-saving partners: Veterans honor their service dogs at Duquesne U. ceremony

Army veteran Sami Erbecker stopped her car on a bridge last month and got out of the vehicle because, she said, “I was going to jump.” Her dog Angel blocked her. “I got back in the car and went home because I could not leave Angel behind.”

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

Queen, world leaders honor veterans on D-Day anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II.

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

Op-Ed: Veterans with addiction: Get your life back — for you and your family

"As a physician in the U.S. Air Force, I became addicted to prescription pain pills following a routine hernia repair surgery. I’m now celebrating 19 years in recovery; and, I’m here to tell you that there is hope."

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 3, 2019

South Greensburg bugler, 79, has played taps at military funerals since 1956

Trumpeter John Massari of South Greensburg can’t say for certain how many times he’s performed taps with the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard in Greensburg.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Hempfield National Guard drill delivers goods to local charities

Thirty recent recruits with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard detachment in Hempfield completed a march with a mission Saturday.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: June 3, 2019

With major changes a week away, VA secretary confident his department is ready

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is approaching next Friday “just another day at VA” and not potentially one of the most transformative and disruptive moments for the veterans health system in decades.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Disabled Veterans can fly Space Available Flights for free

When congress signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act last year,100% service connected disabled Veterans became eligible for Space Available Travel.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 29, 2019

WWII combat medic, 95, honored for his heroic service

Three quarters of a century ago, Felix Lisovich was living day-to-day as a World War II combat medic tending to wounded soldiers in the Philippines, dodging kamikaze attacks from Japanese fighter planes, joining in jungle patrols.

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

Disabled Veterans eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

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

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

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

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

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

Vietnam vets appreciate Heinz History Center artifacts of war, memories

John Clark had been in Vietnam for about three weeks when, while out on patrol, he stepped on a metal stake that went through the side of his foot.

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

Military.com Explains Tricare's Explanation of Benefits

If you're like me, you probably wonder just what that document you get from Tricare after you receive any type of medical care actually is.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs

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WCIDC

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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: June 4, 2019

Development Council Spring Newsletter

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Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Featured Site: Westmoreland Airpark

Westmoreland County Airpark

This WCIDC prime real estate is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.

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