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The National Suicide Crisis Helpline saw calls double from 2014 to 2017, an increase in volume that coincides with rising suicide rates across the United States.
“That breaks my heart. That absolutely breaks my heart.” Those are the words of Jeff Roberts, a longtime volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, when he heard how many children are currently waiting to get a Big Brother or Big Sister of their own.
Teenagers who frequently use digital media are more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study.
The Salvation Army’s “Back 2 School Bash” is returning to Greensburg for its sixth year August 18, providing loads of freebies to schoolchildren who need them.
Vicki Bartholomew started a support group for wives who are caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s disease because she needed that sort of group herself.
Lisa Pollack of North Belle Vernon knows all too well what a visit to a public playground means to a child with a disability.
The annual Penn Twp Senior Citizens summer picnic will be held Tuesday, July 24 at the Community United Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Harrison City.
Picnic lunch will be served at 1 pm and bingo begins at 2 pm. Please bring a newspa...
Close relationships with family and friends, we know, are important for our health and well-being. But what about the people who make up our broader social networks?
Last August, Kym Lebak was sitting in the audience at Glitterbox Theater in Bloomfield, watching quietly as someone else performed her story.
A technical problem temporarily enabled people to use a state web platform to access the personal information of Pennsylvanians with whom they previously shared a household, the state Department of Human Services said Friday.
A program aimed at helping dads is starting in Mt. Pleasant next month.
DADS MATTER program in Mt. Pleasant at the Slovak Club Social Room on the following dates/times. See flyer for details.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 f...
Any day is a great day for ice cream, but July 21 will provide an opportunity to beat the heat with a sweet treat and also support a family-services organization with branches throughout western Pennsylvania.
Medical experts say Netflix and creators of the second season of 13 Reasons Why — streaming Friday — aren't doing enough to curb the increase in teen suicides and may be encouraging copycat cases.
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) is considering adding bus routes from Greensburg to Monessen and West Newton.
Hempfield Area School District is offering a program for parents on internet safety for children.
The Experience Works! Program will be operating again this summer in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. Youth are paid $9 an hour and may work up to 40 hours a week. It is a great opportunity for youth to build their resume, develop job skills and earn mo...
Considering the sacrifice many veterans have made for the country, biking a few hundred miles to Washington, D.C., doesn't seem like such a big deal.
-Farmers market vouchers-Tools for Caregivers-Public Tranpsortation options-Healthy meals-Earn while you learnIt's all in the Inside Line!
Delmont, PA – June 27, 2018 - Kris M. Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of the Westmoreland County Food Bank addressed a crowd gathered at the unveiling of their new freezer on Wednesday, and expressed how blessed they are to have such ...
Our Clubhouse provides free cancer support for those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family & friends who care for them. See the July calendar.
Nonprofit group Military Connections is seeking volunteers as its members gear up for their annual sewing day, creating stockings that will be stuffed and shipped to military men and women stationed overseas at Christmas time.
Matt Zamosky of Unity was named to head the state organization that represents county veteran affairs offices
The Red Cross is looking for people to donate blood to alleviate shortages at hospitals over the summer.
Pennsylvania is starting a program proposed by state Treasurer Joe Torsella to provide college savings accounts for newborns, beginning with a $100 grant.
Fistfights over love interests, exclusion from lunch tables, name-calling and keyed cars — senior citizens are capable of more than one might think.
MOAA wants to know about your experience with military health care and the TRICARE program. We need all beneficiaries to take an important survey. MOAA will use the data to help shape legislation directly impacting your earned health care benefits.
Westmoreland County Transit Authority officials will consider drastic changes to their struggling bus service system, including a proposal to convert some of its rural routes to an Uber-like ride share program.
The Union Mission in Derry Township is set to break ground Tuesday for a building that will expand its capacity to serve homeless men.
When school is out during the summer months and children are no longer receiving breakfast and lunch at school, many families struggle to feed their children nutritious meals each and every day.
The Summer Food Service Program offers free, nutrit...
Less than 1 percent of babies in the United States are born with some level of hearing loss. That may not seem like much. But it means that up to 12,000 American children enter the world each year struggling to hear — or completely deaf.
Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday hired a Greensburg law firm to conduct seminars to educate government staffers about sexual harassment issues.
Westmoreland County Transit officials Thursday approved a 10 percent fare hike for its shared-ride paratransit system used by senior and handicapped riders.
WASHINGTON – Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers may have found a tiny culprit — human herpes virus — in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. And it could be a big deal.
Walmart shoppers helped raise $55,131.41 for the Westmoreland County Food Bank through the fifth annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign in April.
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report yields several important insights.
The majority of high school students who will be entering college over the next three years would like to see more colleges promote education and skills training rather than only offering majors for future employment.
Thousands of people gathered for a vigil Monday at the Melbourne park where less than a week ago a young comedian was raped and murdered, a crime whose grisly details have renewed a national conversation about violence against women.
“There is a difference between feeling sad about something and feeling depressed,” a high school student tells me. “With depression, daily tasks feel like moving mountains.”
“Should I pay the utilities bill or fix my husband’s broken car so he can get to work?”
That’s what a caller from Indiana County asked the United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline which helps people in need find local resources.
Cheryl Kay Foundation (CKF) is a family organization dedicated to critical issues facing Baby Boomers, their parents and their children. They provide grants for home care for older adults and those under treatment for breast cancer who...
Pathways to Pardons Community Event
Hosted by Lt. Governor Mike Stack and Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Westmoreland County Courthouse – Commissioner’s Meeting Room2 N Main Street Suite 1...
Westmoreland Children's Bureau Executive Director Shara Saveikis traveled to the state capitol last week in recognition of the Governor's Proclamation for Child Welfare Professional week.
Locally, at last week's public meeting, County Commissioners paid si...
From an Appalachian corn-shuckin' party to an African 21-stringed harp player, the Penn Area Library has a host of unique programs on tap for children and parents this summer.
Export Borough's annual Summer Playground Program will kick off on June 18, giving local children a chance to spend a few mornings each week enjoying activities, games, arts and crafts.
Murrysville consumer advocate Mary Bach was among 12 senior citizens recognized at the state Capitol on Monday for their work against frauds and scams.
A person from Jessica Chopp's past made his way back into her present to help make a difference for her 17-year-old son, who is fighting cancer.
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration told manufacturers to stop marketing over-the-counter teething products with the drug benzocaine.
Members of the community and human service providers gathered today at Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg to learn about Senior Protective Services for those 60 or older. Presenter Karen Slater of the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) shared in...
Every day in Pennsylvania, thousands of children are at risk of child abuse and neglect or have been removed from their homes due to such abuse and neglect. Westmoreland County officials recognize the risks and need to intervene to protect our children. &...
Breakfast and lunch will be free for all 610 students at Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary School in Southwest Greensburg starting in September.
(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...