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Posted on: May 12, 2022

County hires consultant to design, deploy equitable broadband internet plan

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County Commissioners took a significant step toward improving broadband internet access throughout the county today by hiring Michael Baker International to lead efforts to bring reliable internet service to unserved and underserved locations.

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Notice of Substantial Amendment - CDBG Program FY 2020

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

On June 9, 2022, the County Commissioners will consider the proposed amendments for adoption at their regular public meeting at 10:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Meeting Rooms, First Floor, County Courthouse Annex, Greensburg, PA.

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

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

The Coun...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Critical Need for Foster Parents of Older Youth

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The Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau has an overwhelming need for foster parents to support older youth (ages 13-21) . For more information on fostering older youth please join us for a virtual information session.

We will be holding 2022 virtual information sessions from 6:30p-8:30p on the following dates: 

  • February 16: Registration closed
  • March 23: Registration closed
  • April 13: Registration closed
  • May 18: Register
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1. County
Posted on: July 21, 2020

We're hiring!

Hiring

Jobs (deadline): Director Human Services (until filled); CFO, Westmoreland Manor (until filled), Information Specialist, Information Systems (until filled); Department Clerk, Tax Assessment (until filled)

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Media Campaign Launches Connecting Western Pennsylvanians Needing Drug Treatment/Recovery Resources

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Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced Press Play PA, a media messaging campaign aimed at connecting western Pennsylvania individuals with substance use disorder to life-saving treatment.

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Commissioners Approve C-PACE Program

C-PACE Infographic Updated

County Commissioners today approved a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program that will make it easier to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for certain property types for efficient equipment, renewable energy and water-conservation projects.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Pennsylvania Support and Referral Line

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Do you feel...Stressed? Overwhelmed? Alone? Afraid? Anxiety?
During these uncertain times, you are not alone. We are here to listen. Call our Pennsylvania Support and Referral Line. Services FREE & CONFIDENTIAL. 1-855-284-2494 TTY: 724-631-5600

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T!

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Want to learn more? Listen to our ReadyWestmoreland podcast giving an inside look at the launch of Text to 9-1-1 in Westmoreland County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJirDo93ZU

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Click here to learn more about TEXT TO 9-1-1! 911 Public Safety
Posted on: April 1, 2022

The WCDPS Report Newsletter

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The WCDPS Report Issue 5 April 2022 is now available. Take a few minutes to read the latest department news, updates, and safety topics for the season!

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Training Opportunity for Community Leaders!

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will be hosting the AWR-310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders training through the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) four times throughout 2022. Please see the below i...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

LEPC Citizens Guide to Emergency Planning

Citizens Guide News Flash

Are you prepared in the event of an emergency? Check out the Local Emergency Planning Committee's 2021 Citizens Guide to Emergency Planning. This extensive 24 page booklet provides a great resource for Westmoreland County citizens to plan ahead in the eve...

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2021 Citizens Guide to Emergency Planning 911 Public Safety

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Westmoreland County Transit Authority - Transportation to COVID-19 vaccination sites

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Westmoreland Transit has fixed-route transportation to or near most medical facilities. Fixed-route public bus service is available to anyone with no reservations or requirements to use the service.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Ray of Hope Walk Seeking Donations

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Everything that the Ray of Hope has been able to accomplish and continue to do is because of the generous donations we have received. We are grateful for all donations. For our walk, we are in need of baskets, gift cards, and special event tickets that wi...

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BH/DS
Posted on: May 12, 2022

16th Annual Ray of Hope Walk

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Westmoreland County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force

“Wings of Hope, Love Lives on”

Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2022Survivor's Event: 9:15 a.m.Walk Ceremony: begins at 10:45 a.m.Location:&nbs...

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BH/DS
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Share Your Voice!

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Ever wonder how the Local Task Force chooses speaker topics? Do you wish we focused on a specific issue or need of children with disabilities?

If so, we need YOUR VOICE!

JOIN US at this very important meeting where we decide the upcoming speaker series for ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: May 10, 2022

2022 Virtual Spring Building Blocks Learning Series

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Bridging Play and Learning Through Daily Routines

Speakers will share information and resources to help navigate many situations that you may encounter during your routines at home or in the community.

To Register, complete the registration form found at th...

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BH/DS
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Strengthening Families Program 10-14

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Date: Wednesdays, June 15th – July 27thTime: Dinner at 5:30, Class from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Location: 521 Plymouth Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

To Enroll: Samantha Maggio, 724.217.8306 or Samantha.maggio@wfspa.org 

*parents ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: May 10, 2022

NEW CLASSES! The Incredible Years(R) Parenting Program

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It’s Incredible! And Fun!

Parenting is a lot of hard work! Especially during a Pandemic! Join us to find ways to make parenting easier and fun for both you and your child. Best for children ages 2-10.

  • Playing together to build your relationship.
  • Using praise...
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BH/DS
Posted on: May 9, 2022

2022 Disability & Mental Health Summit

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Date: May 26, 2022Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm EDTLocation: Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220; View MapRegisterDay 2 Sessions

About this event

Our free annual Disability & Mental Health Summit will look a bit different ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Health Plan

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Effective September 1, 2022, there will be changes to the Medicaid physical health managed care plans available in Pennsylvania. These changes only apply to people who get their Medicaid through the physical HealthChoices system – they do not ap...

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BH/DS
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Super Fun Run for Everyone 5K

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East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA)

Super Fun Run for Everyone 5K Fundraiser

When: June 5, 2022Check in: 8:00 a.m.Race starts at 9:00 a.m.Race will start at Export Trail Access by the red caboose at the Westmoreland Her...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Signs and Symptoms Training

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Any professional working within the Juvenile Justice Profession, public education, and/or social services agencies should attend this 1 day interactive training experience will review basic information of the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

Via Zoom: June 3, 2...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Westmoreland County LIFESHARING

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Having a place to go is HOME.

Having someone to love is FAMILY.

Having both is A WONDERFUL LIFE!

Westmoreland County Lifesharing Coalition

Mission Statement:

To increase awareness, so that Lifesharing is a commonly recognized concept...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Wellness Days 2022

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Wellness Days 2022

Youth & Young Adults 16 - 29*If the youth and young adult registering is under the age of 18, you must download the permission slip. This permission slip must be signed and sent back to Youth MOVE PA or brought along with yo...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Urban Violence Trauma Response

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Date: May 20, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch is on your own.)Location: Westmoreland County Juvenile Services Center, 2771 South Grande Boulevard, Greensburg, PA 15601Cost: $20To register, download and fill out the form. Mail to the above ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Medical Assistance: Changes to Physical HealthChoices Managed Care Plans

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Upcoming Changes to HealthChoices

  • First - Medical Assistance (MA) and Medicaid are the same health insurance
  • Upcoming changes only apply to the Medical Assistance Physical HealthChoices program (not Community HealthChoices) not your Behavioral Health Manage...
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BH/DS
Posted on: April 12, 2022

The Pandemic has Created a Mental Health Crisis: Schools, Mental Health, and What Teens Have to Say

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Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.RegisterQuestions: Contact Nancy Massey 

We are starting late to accommodate the teen's school schedule.

We are very excited to have a panel of teens with the PA Youth Adv...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Give Your Child a Head Start

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Westmoreland Community ActionLeading the way - HEAD START

Early Head Start: Home-based program offering services to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3 in Westmoreland County.

Head Start: Center or home-based program servin...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Job Opening: Personal Care Aide/Med tech - Paula Teacher

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Harrison City / Irwin Area.Enhanced Personal Care Home

Now hiring full-time for evening and overnight shifts.$16/hour to start plus Paid TrainingPaula Teacher is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities:Passing medications, staying with each resident ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Regulation Suspensions

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In September 2021, Governor Wolf signed Act 73 into law, which extended many of the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) temporary regulatory suspensions through March 31, 2022, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Yesterday, G...

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BH/DS
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Individuals and Their Families

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When: Monday, April 25, 2022Time: 9:00am-3:00pm (includes a 1-hour lunch break)Where: Virtual Webex TrainingContact: Joel BrechtRegistration is limited to 50 participants.Download the April 25 flyer fo...

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BH/DS
Posted on: March 29, 2022

PA CARES Training Summit 2022

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This event was planned in collaboration with the PA Cares Military Task Force.

Date: May 24, 2022Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Location: VirtualCost: Free

This half day training event will focus on considerations that are needed to promote wellness within the...

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BH/DS
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Movie: Coming Up For Air

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Date: August 28, 2022Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222Cost: FreeRegistration

Light Refreshments 

Coming up for Air, winner of four best feature awards tell...

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BH/DS
Posted on: March 22, 2022

SFP 10-14 Facilitator Training at Penn State Extension

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SFP 10-14 Facilitator Training at Penn State Extension

A great way to supplement your income, trained SFP 10-14 facilitators make $20 per hour.

Date: June 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2022Time: 9:00am to 4:30pmAll 3 days of this free training mus...

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BH/DS
Posted on: March 22, 2022

FAVOR Support Groups & Training Opportunities

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FAVOR: Faces and Voices of Recovery Western PaRecovery Community Organization736 Lincoln StreetBolivar, PA 15923Bolivar Center: 724-676-2111Becky: 878-645-0777

Embracing GriefFor anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m....

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BH/DS
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

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QPR is a two-hour educational program designed to teach professionals as well as lay “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: March 4, 2022

*UPDATE* The Covid-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Young Children and Families

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Sponsored by Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Presented by SPROUT

Social Work CEUs are approved.

The Covid-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Young Children and Families

Exploring the Trajectory from a Trauma-Informed ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) Training Schedule

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These trainings are FREE, but registration is required. Slots are limited!

Download flyer to share!

Trauma-Counseling Strategies for Healing and Resilience 

Date: March 17, 2022Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Register

Trauma is a wou...

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BH/DS
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Everyday Lives! 2022 Virtual Conference

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An Everyday Life in a Changing World: A Focus on Wellness and Resilience

May 17Communication and Connection

May 24 - May 25Community of Practice for Supporting Families Regional Collaborative Summit

June 1Assistive Technology

June 8 - June 9Dual Diagnosis

June...

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BH/DS
Posted on: December 15, 2021

UPDATE: The Incredible Years(R) Parenting Program

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It’s Incredible! And Fun!

Parenting is a lot of hard work! Especially during a Pandemic! Join us to find ways to make parenting easier and fun for both you and your child. Best for children ages 2-10.

  • Playing together to build your relationship.
  • Us...
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BH/DS
Posted on: January 31, 2022

2022 Community Training Opportunities

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Westmoreland County, in partnership with Achieving True Self, is offering free trainings for the community in 2022 that will increase awareness and understanding amongst businesses, churches, community groups, recreational organizations, and local law enf...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2022 Dates

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Register Today! Space is limited.

Questions? Contact Marissa Rega.

Dates:

Training will be held at the WIU, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg) from 8:00 a.m. ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Variety, the Children's Charity

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With a mission to empower children with disabilities to live life to the fullest, Variety the Children’s Charity is ensuring that our most vulnerable kids are no longer left out or left behind.

Variety’s programs and experiences are designed to empower chi...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Sage's Army - Weekly Meeting Schedule

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*Download the flyer for more information.

Monday

*All Recovery- 12pm at Greensburg Recovery Center*DRA- 2pm at Greensburg Recovery CenterRecovery Life Group- 5:30pm at Greensburg Recovery CenterGambler’s Anonymous- 7:30pm at Greensburg Recovery Ce...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Seeking BHDS Advisory Board Applicants

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Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking to fill two (2) seats on their Advisory Board.

  • Psychiatrist
  • Professional in the field of Religion

Mission: It is the mission of the Westmoreland County Behavioral Health/Developmental Services/Early Intervention (BHD...

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BH/DS
Posted on: December 7, 2021

SAVE THE DATE

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Becoming a Geriatric Competent ClinicianWebinar Training SeriesFebruary 23 - June 20, 202225 Hours of FREE CEUs!

Sponsored by SBHM, Inc. and the Northwest Partnership. This is a FREE training series for approved clinicians in Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, I...

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BH/DS
Posted on: November 30, 2021

NEW Virtual Support Group

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Caring Ones Virtual Support Group

For those supporting a loved one with mental illness.

When: Every 2nd Monday of each monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PM

For the link, contact Heather McLean at (724) 433-1359 or via email.

Download the flyer to share!

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BH/DS
Posted on: October 18, 2021

My ODPNews Online

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Take a Course. Save a life.#BeTheDifference

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free comprehensive training specifically designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers (18 years or older) with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, a...

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BH/DS
Posted on: November 19, 2021

UPDATED: Passavant Job Openings

PMH Hiring

Passavant Memorial Homes is one of the foremost, consumer-focused providers of support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs. The mission of Passavant Memorial Homes is to empower individuals to live successful...

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BH/DS
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Local Task Force - Right to Education

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The Local Task Force (LTF) is a committee of concerned and active parents, community members, and educators, brought together to collaboratively ensure that all children with disabilities in Westmoreland County receive the supports and services they need ...

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BH/DS
Posted on: September 10, 2021

"The Impact"

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DHS Services Remain Lifelines to Pennsylvanians as Federal Unemployment Comes to an End.

Federal unemployment benefits ended for 558,000 Pennsylvanians on Saturday, Sept. 4. It was the final week for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensatio...

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BH/DS
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Information from Virtual Job Fair

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MHA-SWPA hosted a Virtual Job Fair on August 27th via ZOOM.

They have made available a recording and loose transcript of available positions.

Download the information here.

See the video here.

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BH/DS
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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If you or someone you know in Westmoreland County are facing an eviction or struggling to pay your bills due to Covid related complications, there are funds to help.

These funds are available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Westmore...

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BH/DS
Posted on: July 29, 2021

TRAIN Pilot Program

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Across Pennsylvania, there are qualified therapists prepared to support individuals who have experienced trauma. Likewise, there are therapists dedicated to supporting ID/A populations. However, there are few providers equipped to offer support through bo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Support Groups Updates (for Adults)

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IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS

Please note: These groups are not therapeutic; they are meant for socialization.

Hope & Healing Support Group (For those recovering from a suicide attempt)

Every 2nd & 4th Monday of every monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PMLocation: MHA...

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BH/DS
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Survey

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Doors To Wellbeing and Painted Brain are working in collaboration to advance the role of peer-supported psychiatric advanced directives.
We are looking to get a picture of what the Peer Support workforce knows about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a...
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BH/DS

News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 2020

Office Update

COVID-19 related update

Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau is an essential department that is predominately operating remotely. There are a limited number of employees on site maintaining operations.  Office is open to the public by appointment only. &n...

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Children's Bureau
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child

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Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. Here’s how to talk about it.Ask questions geared to your child’s age level. For ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Join the Westmoreland County Local Youth Advisory Board

See the IL Calendar for Westmoreland County local YAB meeting dates.

The Mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is to educate, advocate, and form partnerships to create positive change in the child welfare system.

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Children's Bureau - Independent Living

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Service Fees on Credit Card Payments Effective June 1, 2020

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Effective June 1, 2020

This transaction will include a service fee if you pay with your credit or debit card. The total payment will include either a $2.50 or 2.95% service fee (whichever is greater).

Service Fees are assessed by the credit card processor, ...

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Clerk of Courts

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Westmoreland County Secures $3.4 Million for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program

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GREENSBURG, Pa., October 8, 2020 - The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners — Sean Kertes, Douglas Chew and Gina Cerilli — announced today that the County has secured $3 million to address lead-based paint hazards plus an additional $400,000 for hom...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Westmoreland controller’s office to put audits online

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Controller Jeffrey Balzer said financial reports compiled by his staff will be made public, a departure from past practices that required formal requests under the state’s open records laws to review the department findings.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Judge Silvis Motions May 30 to June 10, 2022

The Honorable Jim Silvis will not be holding Motions Court from Monday, May 30, 2022 through Friday, June 10, 2022.

Courts
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Bail Before Verdict Local Rules Change

On March 4, 2022, Westmoreland County Local Rules, WC117 and WC520 were rescinded. New Rules WC117 (Bail at MDJ) and WC520 (Bail Before Verdict) were adopted on April 16, 2022 and go into effect on May 16, 2022 and are available on the County Website.

Courts
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Judge Smail June 3, 2022 Motions

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, June 3, 2022. Motions will instead be heard on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Courts
Posted on: May 5, 2022

June 2022 Arbitration List

Westmoreland County's June 2022 Arbitration List is now available on the Westmoreland County Website.

Courts
Posted on: April 25, 2022

J. Smail May Motions Court

The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, May 6, 2022 and Friday, May 13, 2022. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Courts
Posted on: April 4, 2022

May 2022 Arbitration List

The Westmoreland County May 2022 Arbitration List is now available on the Westmoreland County Website.

Courts
Posted on: March 29, 2022

May 2022 Civil Trial Term

The May 2022 Civil Trial Lists for President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway, Judge Chris Scherer and Judge Harry F. Smail, Jr. are now available on the Westmoreland County Website.

Courts
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts

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On March 16, 2020, President Judge Rita Donovan Hathaway declared a judicial emergency in the Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County).  View details of this declaration 

In addition, on March 17th, President Judge Hathaway issued a ...

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Courts

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Covid cases create 'desperate' situation at Westmoreland hospitals

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As the CDC warned the omicron variant of covid-19 has eclipsed delta in terms of transmissibility, rising caseloads have created a “desperate” situation at local hospitals, according to the medical director of Westmoreland County’s 911 center.

Read full Tribune-Review article COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Excela Reopens Unity Testing Center

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In response to the increasing number of covid cases in the region, Excela Health has reopened its testing center at 443 Frye Farm Road in Unity.

Read full Tribune-Review article COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2021

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

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Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), designed to assist households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Westmoreland County ERAP is anticipated to open early April.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Pennsylvania Support and Referral Line

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Do you feel...Stressed? Overwhelmed? Alone? Afraid? Anxiety?
During these uncertain times, you are not alone. We are here to listen. Call our Pennsylvania Support and Referral Line. Services FREE & CONFIDENTIAL. 1-855-284-2494 TTY: 724-631-5600

Printable flyer. Help spread the word. COVID-19 Updates

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Al. Neyer affiliate signs option agreement for 14.79 acres at Technology Park II

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The WCIDC Board of Directors today approved an option sales agreement with an affiliated entity of developer Al. Neyer for 14.76 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II. The developer plans to build a 150,000 SF flex industrial/warehouse facility.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Westmoreland Community Action signs seven-year lease for 8,310 SF at GreenForge

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The WCIDC Board of Directors today approved a seven-year lease agreement with Westmoreland Community Action for 8,310 SF of space at GreenForge Building in Hempfield Township. The agreement takes effect May 1, 2022.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: February 25, 2021

WCIDC Finalizes Sale of 19.92 Acres at I-70 Industrial Park

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Wyatt Inc. will build a 120,000 SF new home for its millwork and exterior curtainwall manufacturing operation on Lot 18-R in the South Huntingdon industrial park.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: December 17, 2020

WCIDC Approves 25-Year Lease Agreement for Five Star Trail

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We're excited to announce that the WCIDC has signed a lease agreement with Regional Trail Corp. and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad to ensure that thousands will continue to enjoy the popular Five Star Trail for another 25 years.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Westmoreland County secures $3.4 million for new lead-hazard reduction program

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The Community Development Division has received $3.4 million in federal funding for a new lead-hazard reduction program that'll make low-income households safer while creating an opportunity to enhance the local pool of lead-remediation contractors.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: June 25, 2020

WCIDC Approves Project to Modernize Jeannette Industrial Park Building

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The WCIDC Board today approved a $657,385 project to modernize one of the last available buildings in Jeannette Industrial Park.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: April 23, 2020

WCIDC Approves $2.36 Million Rail-Replacement Project

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The WCIDC Board of Directors has approved a $2.36 million project to replace 4.24 miles of rail of the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad as part of regular infrastructure upgrades that ensure the continued safety and reliability of the 33-mile railroad.

Additional Info... Development Council
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Development Council - Updated Office Hours

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ATTENTION: In response to the recent statewide shut down ordered by Governor Tom Wolf, the Westmoreland Development Council is following emergency safety measures to protect the health of our employees and community. All non-essential offices will be clos...

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Development Council

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Media Campaign Launches Connecting Western Pennsylvanians Needing Drug Treatment/Recovery Resources

Press Play on Life

Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced Press Play PA, a media messaging campaign aimed at connecting western Pennsylvania individuals with substance use disorder to life-saving treatment.

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Elections

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Extended Office Hours Begin Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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The Westmoreland County Election Bureau will be extending its hours beginning:

 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Monday, May 16, 2022

  • Mondays - Fridays 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays 7:30am-5:30pm

ELECTION DAY Tuesday, May 17, 2022 

  • 7:00 am - ...
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Elections
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Election Deadlines

Deadlines for Primaryl 2022 Election

Don't miss these important election dates.

Mark your calendar with these important election dates.

May 2 – Voter registration deadline 

May 10 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot.

Election Day, May 17, 2022 – Voted mail-in & absentee ballots must be received by the count...

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Elections
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Public Notice - Official Computation and Canvassing

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Notice is hereby given that the official computation and canvassing for returns for the May 17, 2022 General Primary will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 and continuing thereafter at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, Commissioners Public Meet...

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Elections
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Notice - Westmoreland County Provisional Board

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Notice is hereby given that the Westmoreland County Provisional Board for the General Primary of May 17, 2022 will convene on Friday, May 20, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Westmoreland County Courthouse, Commissioners Public Meeting Rooms, 2 North M...

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Elections
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Notice - Pre-canvassing of Absentee and Mail-in Ballots

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Notice is hereby given that pre-canvassing of the absentee and mail-in ballots cast for the May 17, 2022 General Primary will begin at 7:00 am on May 17, 2022 at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Public Meeting Rooms, 2 North Ma...

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Elections
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Notice - Canvassing of Absentee and Mail-in Ballots

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Notice is hereby given that the canvassing of the absentee and mail-in ballots cast for the May 17, 2022 General Primary will begin immediately following the close of the polls on May 17, 2022 and continue thereafter at the Westmoreland County Courthouse,...

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Elections
Posted on: March 17, 2022

2022 Pennsylvania Redistricting

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View maps and FAQ provided by the PA Department of State

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Updated COVID-19 Regulations

Employee COVID-19 Regulations Reminder

As many are aware, the CDC has changed their guidance for quarantine during exposure and positive COVID-19 situations. All County employees are still required to contact Emergencyleave@co.westmoreland.pa.us for instructions and to apply for leave. Each si...

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Employee Resources
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Reminder - Home Address and Dependent Updates

Update Home Address or Dependents

Attention All County Employees,

As a reminder, the HR Portal does offer the option to change some personal information such as dependents, phone  number, email, etc. However, if you are changing your address, you will need to complete a c...

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Employee Resources
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Employee Information - June 8 Update

COVID-19 related update

Please review the following links for information regarding policies pertaining to COVID-19.

June 8, 2020

Staff Memo - Green Phase

June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Sick LeaveEmergency FMLAPandemic Activation and Response PolicyPandemic Positive COVID-19 Test P...

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Employee Resources

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Free Fishing Derby at Northmoreland Park, May 22

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A free fishing derby will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Northmoreland Park from 8:00am to 1:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation, the Westmoreland County Sportsmen’s League, and Dick&rs...

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Fishing Derbies event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Mammoth Fest is back on Sunday, June 5!

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Mammoth Fest, June 5, 2022 at Mammoth Park

Mammoth Fest returns to Mammoth Park on Sunday, June 5, 2022! This special event will take place along the Mammoth Park lake shore from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Mammoth Fest features free admission, free parking, great ...

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Mammoth Fest event page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Mammoth Park Giant Slide Complex Rules

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Check out this short video highlighting some of the Mammoth Park Giant Slide Complex rules and regulations:

The Mammoth Park Giant Slide Complex reopened Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Complex features two, 100-foot stainless steel slides and a 40-foot plasti...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2020

UPDATE: Westmoreland County Parks

COVID-19 related update

The Westmoreland County Parks Department reminds visitors to continue to follow all State Health Department and CDC guidance on social distancing, masks, and gatherings.

We thank you for your patience during this difficult time as we worked through all of ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 5, 2018

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

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

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Giant Slide keepsake order form Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 13, 2012

Like Us on Facebook!

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Follow us at "WestmorelandParkandRec" to stay up-to-date on new Parks and Rec information and programs, such as Festivals, Summer Concerts, Camps for Kids, Free Fishing Derbies, and more!

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Posted on: December 13, 2012

Follow us on Twitter!

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Follow us @WestCoParksRec to stay up-to-date on news from your Westmoreland County Parks & Trails!

Check out our Twitter page! Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Commissioners Approve C-PACE Program

C-PACE Infographic Updated

County Commissioners today approved a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program that will make it easier to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for certain property types for efficient equipment, renewable energy and water-conservation projects.

Additional Info... Planning

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Prison

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Inmate Visitation to Resume

Visitation-Policy-Update

Beginning Monday February 28, 2022, all inmate visits will resume, including in-person attorney visits.

Please refer to the Public Information Policy for visiting days and times.

All inmates are still provided with one (1) free, ten (10) minute video visit....

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Prison

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Westmoreland County Prothonotary Launches e-filing System for Civil and Family Court Documents

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Civil and family court documents can now be filed electronically in Westmoreland County.

Tribune Review article... Prothonotary
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Passport Services

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Prothonotary Office has extended hours for passport services only on Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. (724) 830-3670. Processing of passport applications can take up to 20 minutes per person. Plan your arrival time accordingly.

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Municipal of Murrysville Transfer Tax Ordinance

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To whom it may concern,

On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the Municipality of Murrysville enacted an ordinance raising their realty transfer tax rate from 0.5 % to 1.00 %

This ordinance takes effect on January 1, 2022.

All deeds, recorded on or after this date...

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Recorder of Deeds
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Recorder of Deeds department launches Veterans’ Identification Discount Card program

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Per Pennsylvania Statute of 1868, Act 37, the Recorder of Deeds office is authorized to record military discharge papers of all veterans, commonly known as form DD214 and NGB22.

Recording veterans’ discharge paperwork with the Recorder of Deeds o...

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Recorder of Deeds

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Changes to Viewing/Printing Images

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Due to removal of Java applet support in all modern browser platforms (Chrome, FireFox, Edge & Safari) we are no longer utilizing Java to view images on our site.  All images will be displayed in a new viewer that is fully compliant with all ...

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Register of Wills

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Tax Sale Pre-Registration for May 2, 2022 Judicial Sale

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Pennsylvania House Bill 264 (now Act 33) requires that anyone who intends to bid at a scheduled upset sale or judicial sale MUST appear and register at the Tax Claim bureau not less than 10 days before the scheduled sale. You must register and comply with ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Office Update

We're Open - Appointment Recommended

Open to the public, Appointment Recommended.  Call 724-830-3428 to schedule.

For your convenience, please take advantage of our alternate means of paying delinquent taxes: Mail the payment through the US Postal Service, or pay online . All payment...

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Tax Office

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Alert - Dog Licenses

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If you live in Westmoreland County and you are a pet owner, please be aware of fraudulent websites.

The only place that you can actually purchase a legitimate dog license is the Westmoreland County Treasurer’s Office.  You may also mail ...

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Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Are You Being Scammed?

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Have you received a suspicious call from an organization claiming to represent or have affiliation with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)? Did the caller guarantee a lucrative payout for your disability compensation or pension claim for a “small fee”...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Scam Jam - Fraud Prevention Information

Scam Jam Event

Representative George Dunbar invites you to hear from Westmoreland County DA's Office, PA Department of Banking and Securities and Irwin Police Department. Free, non-commercial event, but attendance limited. Registration recommended.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 9, 2022

4th Annual OVN Fallen Heroes Run and Military Appreciation Event

Motorcycle Riders at OVN Fallen Heroes Run Event

Date6 Aug 2022

Ride Registration8-10:00 AM

Kickstands Up10:00 AM

Military Appreciation Event10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

LocationZ&M Harley Davidson, Greensburg

Questions?  Email Tony@opvetnow.org

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Register via Ride website... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Veterans: Get Your Flu Shot Today!

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Eligible, enrolled Veterans can get a FREE flu shot at VA Pittsburgh

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Mary's Market Emergency Food Pantry

Food Pantry Items

Mary's Market provides canned goods to Veterans who don't always have access to food

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Urgently Needed

Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Needed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Matthew Zamosky, Director of Veterans AffairsWestmoreland County724.830.3530   mzamosky@co.westmoreland.pa.us

Greensburg, January 19, 2022—Volunteer van drivers are urgently needed for Westmoreland County&am...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 17, 2021

How to Confirm Individual Helping File Your VA Claim is Accredited by US Dept of Veterans Affairs

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The Accreditation Search Index, provides state-by-state contact information, as well as a downloadable list, of Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives, attorneys and claims agents who stand ready to assist with preparing VA claims in an ethic...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Virtual Treatment for Veterans Dealing with Substance Use

Teletherapy for Veterans

Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their families.

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Delays in Obtaining Military Documents for Eligibility Determinations

Dear Funeral Directors:

We are asking for your assistance. As you may be aware, the government’s primary repository for military personnel records, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), has been closed to the public since March due to the...

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Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Reminder for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits They Have Earned

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All veterans should occasionally check with an accredited veteran service officer to see if changes in a veteran’s circumstances or changes to benefit policies may have modified the programs they are eligible to receive

Additional Info... Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 13, 2020

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

Click on the link below for more info.

War Related Illness and Injury Study CenterClick on the link below for more info.


Veteran's Affairs
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Military Medals

Search our Unclaimed Property database for
military decorations from various conflicts.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

First Graduate of Westmoreland County's Veterans Court Says He’ll Return as a Mentor

Veterans Court Graduation Ceremony November 2019

Ryan Skuta was home about a year after his third tour of duty, a four-month stint as a freelance infantryman fighting with the Kurds against ISIS in 2016, when he was arrested in Jeannette and charged with drunk driving.

On Tuesday, Skuta, 33, of Irwin, be...

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WCIDC

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

County hires consultant to design, deploy equitable broadband internet plan

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County Commissioners took a significant step toward improving broadband internet access throughout the county today by hiring Michael Baker International to lead efforts to bring reliable internet service to unserved and underserved locations.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Roechling to purchase last available lot at Technology Park I

Westmoreland Technology Park I

The WCIDC today approved a sales agreement with Roechling Industrial for the final available lot in Westmoreland Technology Park I. Roechling, which already has a presence in the park, plans two expansion phases.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Al. Neyer affiliate signs option agreement for 14.79 acres at Technology Park II

Tech II Lot 16 - 2021

The WCIDC Board of Directors today approved an option sales agreement with an affiliated entity of developer Al. Neyer for 14.76 acres at Westmoreland Technology Park II. The developer plans to build a 150,000 SF flex industrial/warehouse facility.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: December 16, 2021

WAB Associates LLC finalizes purchase of 6.23 acres at Westmoreland Business & Research Park

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Capping a busy year for economic development in Westmoreland County, WAB Associates LLC has finalized the purchase of a 6.23-acre lot in Westmoreland Business & Research Park. It will build a 60,000 SF manufacturing facility.

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

WCIDC finalizes first sale at Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland

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At the end of day Friday, the WCIDC transferred ~26 acres at Commerce Crossing at Westmoreland to commercial real estate developer Al. Neyer, which will build a 250,000 SF Class A distribution center on Lot 3 of the Sewickley Township industrial park. Thi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

WCIDC Finalizes Sale of 19.92 Acres at I-70 Industrial Park

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Wyatt Inc. will build a 120,000 SF new home for its millwork and exterior curtainwall manufacturing operation on Lot 18-R in the South Huntingdon industrial park.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

WCIDC celebrates sale of 13.39 acres at Technology Park II

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The WCIDC is celebrating the transfer of 13.39 acres in Technology Park II to Al. Neyer, which next month will begin building a 150,000 SF speculative flex facility on the site. It's expected to employ 150+.

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

WCIDC Approves Project to Modernize Jeannette Industrial Park Building

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The WCIDC Board today approved a $657,385 project to modernize one of the last available buildings in Jeannette Industrial Park.

Additional Info... WCIDC
Posted on: April 23, 2020

WCIDC Approves $2.36 Million Rail-Replacement Project

Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad at New Stanton

The WCIDC Board of Directors has approved a $2.36 million project to replace 4.24 miles of rail of the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad as part of regular infrastructure upgrades that ensure the continued safety and reliability of the 33-mile railroad.

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Join Our Team!

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RN, LPN, C NA, Food Service Worker, Housekeeping/Laundry, Switchboard and Recreation positions now available! Casual, part-time, summer and temp positions also offered for more flexible scheduling!

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Send an electronic card to a loved one

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Send a free hand delivered electronic card to a loved one at Westmoreland Manor! Submitted cards will be delivered to your loved one by a Activities Department staff member.

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Open for Visits

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We are currently allowing Outdoor Visitation!.  Please view the attached guidelines before visiting.  Our visitation status is subject to change at any time

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Open for Visits

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Click the link below to view our Visitation Guidelines.  Please be advised this is subject to change. 


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