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View the 2019 Proposed Budget. For the 14th year in a row, county property tax rate will remain at 20.99 mills.
Westmoreland County area agencies and churches will be serving community holiday meals throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Please note reservations are requested for holiday meals.
Holiday Community Meals
On-going Community Meals
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.
The WCIDC held a groundbreaking ceremony today at Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland. The 206-acre site will be developed into the county's newest industrial park and will consist of five pad-ready sites each ranging in size from 18 to 29 acres.
Westmoreland County welcomes you to review the final draft of the new comprehensive plan, Reimagining Our Westmoreland.
Come learn more about the final draft and provide comments regarding seven core objectives:
The Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced it has reached two milestones in its efforts to revitalize communities – the acquisition of its 100th property and the sale of its 70th property.
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.
All Encouraged to Sign-up for Emergency and Non-emergency Alerts at County Website
Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety is encouraging all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for a new mass notification system known as CodeRED that wi...
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Westmoreland County after significant flood damage to homes and businesses from a severe storm on Sept. 9, 2...
Jobs posted (with deadlines): Parks Manager, Public Works (Nov 21); Clerk, Clerk of Courts Office (Nov 28), Correction Officer, Prison (Dec 31)
DEMOFUND program guidelines, along with project applications, have been sent to each municipality within the County. Furthermore, the County will be hosting an informational Q&A meeting for municipal officials and/or their engineers. &nb...
Funds are available for furnace and hot water tank replacement and repair as well as rental assistance for displaced flood victims.Contact: Donna Hagan, Catholic Charities at 724-837-1840, ext 1661.
Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by flooding in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on June 20-21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The filing deadline to return applications for phy...
Effective July 2, 2018, Policy S-470, Mail and Incoming Publications, shall be amended to provide that the Prison will begin photocopying in black and white, all incoming articles of mail (letters, drawings, greeting cards and photographs, etc. with the e...
The 2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 checks to use...
The Tax Claim Bureau provides lien certifications which are a means of determining whether taxes are owed or have been paid for prior years.
A new program diverts state tax refunds from criminal defendants who owe court costs, fees and restitution.
Effective April 9, 2018, FBI Background fingerprint cards can be processed at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St. Greensburg, PA. 15601 through the Westmoreland County Park Police Department (724-830-3567). Processing will be done during nor...
Properties still unsold after the Tax Claim Bureau's Annual, Judicial, and Repository bid-off sale are placed in the regular repository, at which point anyone, with the exception of the property owners, may bid on the property.
With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated.
On Wednesday, 125 beds were delivered to the Kris Feliciani State Farm Insurance office in Youngwood, where they will await...
Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.
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.
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Westmoreland County after significant flood damage to homes and businesses from a severe storm on ...
The grant through the Department of Homeland Security, will for the first time enable response teams to work on the five rivers that border Westmoreland County as well as local lakes and reservoirs.
Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.
Celebrating Seniors and Making Dreams Come True
Free Medicare Information and Comparison Events
Herminie Center for Active Adults
Named Best in the State
If you talk to one of the approximate 125 Herminie Center for Active Adults participants, it should come as no surprise that the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers (PASC) selected the group a...
Looking for a rewarding career?
Senior Employment Program-SCSEP- Learn While You Earn
The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKenna Center f...
The 2018 Senior Farmers’ Market Program provides eligible seniors with checks to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. This program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides eligible individuals four $5.00 che...
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.
Operation Reindeer is Mental Health of America’s annual drive to provide Christmas gifts for Westmoreland County residents at Torrance State Hospital (TSH), a long-term facility for psychiatric patients.
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...
Congratulations to Arielle Teppert, from Latrobe, National American Miss Pennsylvania Preteen 2018 winner, whose service project focused on providing foster children with back to school items.
On behalf of Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, w...
In recognition of the Governor’s Proclamation for Child Welfare Professional week, it was an honor to accompany Anna and Idelia to our state capitol, whom both shared their heartfelt stories on how their caseworkers’ had positively imp...
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...
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.
Details to come.
In accordance with Act 5 of 2016 the criminal expungements fee will be set at $154 plus a $5 notary fee effective October 10, 2018
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.
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...
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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The Arbitration list for December 2018 has been posted on the Westmoreland County website, under the Civil Court Division.
Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates. Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...
The 2019 Civil Court Calendar has been printed and is now available in the Civil Court Administrator's office, Room M10, on the Mezzanine of the Courthouse.
Judge Marsili will not conduct motions court on December 14, 2018.
Westmoreland County is using this statewide guardian tracking system. The direct links to view these helpful videos are:Guardian Help Home Page: http://help.pacourts.us/gtsg
Guardian Video Page (within the Help): http://help.pacourts.us/g...
The November 2018 Arbitration List is available on the Westmoreland County Website.
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...
Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.
Pre-certification of the Election results for the General Election held on November 6, 2018 was signed today November 16, 2018 at 9:45 am. OFFICIAL certification will be signed on November 27, 2018 at 10:00 am if no challenges are filled.
It’s that time of year again… Open Enrollment. The County has been preparing and making changes for this year’s enrollment. We are moving to a core enrollment process which with be administered with the help of. Colonial Lif...
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts...
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month
November 10-18, 2018
The Westmoreland County Commisisoners with Lisa Lombardo of the Welcome Home Shelter
and Michele Whiting Zona of the Area Agency on Aging
Excercise helps reduce anxiety, blood pressure and Alzheimer's disease and improve brain function and learning.
The New Kensington Points of Light Committee this week honored four people who have helped others and given back to their communities in different ways.
Zippered bags stuffed with winter hats, gloves and scarves appeared Sunday afternoon hanging from trees, fences and parking meters in downtown Greensburg.
If you're an older adult in the Monessen area, they'd like to hear what you want in your center. Please take this quick, online survey.
Military veterans and veterans’ widows now may be eligible for disability benefits under new guidelines the federal government issued recently, expanding income eligibility criteria.
Visit the new va.gov website to access all of your Veterans benefits in one place.
The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program, which provides Christmas gifts for families in need with children, will accept applications from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 North Ligonier St...
The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm.
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Passengers who travel on Go Westmoreland, the transit authority’s shared-ride program, will now be able to schedule trips by using computers at home.
The Allegheny Health Network hospital and emergency room under construction in Hempfield will includ
Certain lots of a blood pressure medication have been recalled because they may contain an impurity believed to cause cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.
Families who want to be included in the annual Toys for Tots Program this Christmas season must sign up between the times of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18 and Nov. 24 and 25 at the Latrobe American Legio...
United Way officials want children to be as prepared as possible when they start kindergarten.
Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates. Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represe...
Consumers will have more choices when shopping for insurance when the six-week open enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act begins Thursday.
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through Dec. 15, with coverage beginning Jan. 1.
Pennsylvanians looking to enroll in a health insurance plan for next year can compare plans and sign up on Healthcare.go...
Scammers are fraudulently soliciting money that they say will support victims of Saturday’s Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Squirrel Hill, the FBI said Wednesday.
People coping with disabilities already have their share of challenges without adding abuse to the list.
Westmoreland County cold weather shelters will open Thursday, offering emergency lodging to residents who are homeless or without heat on cold winter nights. They will remain in operation through March 31.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, which are need-based programs. &n...
Service delays that have plagued Westmoreland Transit and its paratransit programs in recent months — along with costing its Ohio-based operator $24,000 in penalties — are, hopefully, in the rear-view mirror.
The class is open to anyone dealing with “anything that is considered a special need — Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, anything, Participants range in age from preteens, like Luke, to adults.
Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being treated with medications, systolic blood pressure — which measures pressure in the vessels when the heart beats — got higher as the health of their teeth and gums declined.
Joyce Douglass, a retired state parole agent, can recall many initial conversations with the parolees she supervised. She would tell them that they had to get a job and support their families, and pay their court fines and restitution.
Nick Schrader, a Chatham University graduate student, for a few moments wears foggy goggles that depict the visual effects of glaucoma. He squints at the classmates and objects around him in a laboratory.
The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications until Feb. 4 from current college sophomores/juniors for scholarships.
With the goal of increasing the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, bikepooling or even walking, CommuteInfo offers valuable resources for commuters.
As of October 1st the Latrobe WIC Office will be closed permanently. Please see flyer for where to go now for WIC Services.
Customers participating in WARM:
The Community Arts Integration Project (CARP) for Westmoreland County will dedicate it's completed mural at American Architectural Salvage on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am. The mural, 15 feet high by 40 feet wide shows the rich history t...
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...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK email@example.com 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...
4-inch ornaments are $25/each, and 9-inch plaques are $50/each. Please mail your order form before November 30 to have your keepsake in time for the holidays! Click here to download the order form. Cash or checks accepted; please make checks payable to WC...
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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Toll free: 1-866-232-1899Online: www.TouchPayDirect.comTouchPay Kiosk: Located in the jail lobby
Notary Services available during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
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...
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW) today announced the beginning of an economic analysis for the Bridgeport Street Site in Mount Pleasant Borough to evaluate the best use for its redevelopment.
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
Credit Card payments accepted for on-line purchases only.
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.
BOSWELL, Pa. — On the large veranda outside the mess hall/conference room, Dick Liston sat alone, elbows on knees, soda can on the table. His eyes seemed to draw a bead on a gold-leafed thicket just beyond the porch. He had a searing headache.
In Honor Of
1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford
Derry Township Airman 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford is finally coming home – 74 years after piloting his 44th combat mission in a World War II B-24 Liberator known as the Tulsamerican – the...
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsNovember 14, 2018
DMVA To Host Open House At Pennsylvania Soldiers' & Sailors' Home In Erie:
You're invited to an open house at ...
It was said to be the “war to end all wars,” and when World War I ended at 11 a.m., on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, in part because of America’s intervention 19 months earlier, the world, and Pittsburgh, rejoiced.
Women have become a crucial part of United State’s all-volunteer military. Those close to them, however, fear the story of America’s military women too often goes untold.
And it’s a big story.
Sunday marked Veterans Day &the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I — often forgotten amidst the nation’s numerous 20th century conflicts, others which include Korean War, Vietnam War, the Gulf wars and the War on Terrorism.
Bells rang out at several Pittsburgh-area landmarks at 11 a.m. Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I.
A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
See Video Here
Fellow VA Employees, since my arrival, you’ve heard ...
Carnegie Science Center Camp-in
Only for PNG dependents 6-13 years old
Only 30 spots available!
16-17 November: Overnight camp at the museum. A true 'night at the museum' experience!
See flyer for more info. This is free to eligible PNG kids.
If you need help with your daily activities, or you’re housebound, you may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound allowances in addition to your pension benefits. Find out if you can get these monthly payments...
Three years ago, the column addressed the proposed rule changes by the Department of Veterans Affairs to the extremely beneficial program typically referred to as “aid and attendance.”
There are many types of identification cards you can use to show you’re a Veteran. You only need to have one of them for this purpose. Learn about the different types of ID cards you can get.
WASHINGTON DC: The World War One Centennial Commission, along with the Pritzker
Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown/DocumentCenter/View/15333
Soldier, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Bulletin Staff Writer
1ST LT. EUGENE FORDA Derry Township pilot lost when the B-24 bomber he was piloting went down in the Adriatic Sea during World War II is coming home nearly 74 years after his final mission.
U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. ...
Operation Homefront is sponsoring a Military Child of the Year Award for a dependent child, age 13-18 of a military member of each service. Also an award is given for innovation to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address ...
For the first time ever, Tricare will host an open enrollment period next month for military families and retirees who want to change their coverage plans.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 31, 2018
DMVA To Host Open House At Southwestern Veterans' Center In Pittsburgh:
You're invited to an open house at Southwes...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, which are need-based programs.
The Pentagon announced Friday it has launched a new media campaign to encourage parents and educators to "engage youth in conversations about military service.
His last mission in World War II was piloting a B-24 Liberator in a bombing run on the second day of the Battle of the Bulge. Nearly 74 years later, that Derry Township airman is finally returning home.
Visitors to the County Courthouse will notice new flags snapping smartly in the breeze as of Thursday, October 18th. In a noontime ceremony, Commissioners Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles Anderson, and Director of Veterans Affairs Matt Zamosky were jo...
The 14th Quartermaster/ Desert Storm Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to Westmoreland County HS students considering a career in the military or w/ a veteran/currently serving parent....
In special recognition of the courageous efforts of our distinguished Veterans, November 11, 2018, is proclaimed by the Governor of PA as Veterans Day.
Military families are always on the go. That's why they're always on the lookout for cheap airline flights to make travel easier on their bank accounts.
One cheap way to fly is Space Available, or Space A. However, these flights frequently change and seats...
Some Tricare beneficiaries still have problems trying to get medical care, and officials have taken actions to try to improve the performance of contractors, said Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 10, 2018
DMVA To Host Open House At Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home In Blair County:
You served us, now let us serve you! You'r...
Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees, and social security recipients will see a 2.8 percent pay raise in their monthly checks in 2019.
Pennsylvania Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli took one swig of the chocolate-banana milk, and his eyes lit up.
Twenty-eight veterans groups and military service organizations have called on the Trump administration to scrap deregulation proposals that they said would limit oversight of "bad actor" schools preying on veterans using the GI Bill.
Military retirees eligible for the new dental and vision coverage can start researching their options now, with the release of new rates for 2019. See the online plan comparison at https://www.tricare.benefeds.com/InfoPortal/findPlan?ctoken=rZhPg5db
Female Veterans Support Group
Veterans Crisis Support Group
Veterans Writing Workshop (through Oct. 29, 2018)
Veterans Write (Dec., 2018)Combat Veteran Spouse Support Group Until Aug 27, 2019
Spouse Support Gr...
The Federal Trade Commission, along with 70 other agencies, has announced 100 law enforcement actions across all 50 states against fraudulent charities stealing from individuals looking to give to nonprofits that support veterans and military members. Dur...
The VA reminds you that the Department of Justice is striving to combat financial crimes against older Americans. Learn about prevalent financial scams so you can guard against them, and get involved in making your community safer. If ...
Sometime in October military retirees can begin to review online the various features and monthly premiums of dental plan options for replacing their TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), which is set to expire after Dec. 31.
As you've probably already heard, on December 31, 2018 the Defense Health Agency's TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end. Don't worry! You can enroll in dental coverage for next year under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program...
As Tricare's retiree dental program prepares to shut down Dec. 31, military retirees will be able instead to choose dental insurance from a buffet of options through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).
On December 31, 2018, the Defense Health Agency's TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) will end. However, as directed in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, retired uniformed service members and their families, who were el...
If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about suicide, contact the toll-free, 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line to speak with a trained, caring VA responder. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLin...
The fire safety poster and essay contest is open to all public and parochial schools in Westmoreland County. Students in 4th and 5th grades can participate in the poster contest and 6th and 7th grades can participate in the essay contest.
The Westmoreland County Airpark is adjacent to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport and has lots available ranging in size from 2 to 8 acres. 9-Year LERTA is available.
The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation’s (WCIDC) Board of Directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, announced today the closing of Lot 7, totaling 3.3 acres, in Jeannette Industrial Park.
The purchaser, Will...
Della Lewis wanted one more trip to the casino.
But the 89-year-old South Greensburg resident stays at Westmoreland Manor, and isn't physically able to make the journey these days — so a national nonprofit brought the casino to her.