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Feb. 3, 2017
State Fire Commissioner Announces $30 Million Available for Fire and Volunteer Ambulance Grant Applicants
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay an...
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and south central regions of the state. The disaster emergency proclamatio...Read on...
Harrisburg, PA - With winter weather poised to strike the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding urged Pennsylvanians to take precautions should the threat of potentially-severe storms hold true.
“Snowfall and low temperatu...Read on...
Westmoreland County DPS took possession of two 175 kW generators this week to be available during disasters to augment emergency power for municipal emergency operations in three municipalities.
The disasters of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee...Read on...
Some exciting news for one of our own Dispatchers, Rachel Kuras Nolf was able to assist a family in Murrysville on September 9th with the delivery of a healthy baby girl! Director Mertz along with his staff was able to present Rachel with a Certificate a...Read on...
Follow us @WCDPS911 for the latest Westmoreland County DPS news and updates.
Caregivers are invited to join us at Westmoreland Manor Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Check in and a light breakfast will be followed by presentations. Lunch is included but reservations are required by Nov. 2nd at 724-237-1242 or palinkcoord...
The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging extends an invitation to you to attend our monthly Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Wednesday,October 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKennaCenter ...
Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...
APPRISE, The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, provides free, confidential information and counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries. APPRISE will hold free information and comparison events throughout the enrollment period. Schedule an appointmen...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pmRamada Greensburg Hotel & Conference CenterLight refreshments, door prizes, over 90 vendors
Presented by The Area Agency on Aging
Light Refreshments, Door Prizes, Over 90 vendors
Hats, mittens and socks will be collected at area libraries and senior centers and distributed to human service agencies and shelters throughout Westmoreland County.
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.
It's been emotionally draining and heartbreaking for Peg Wiley to watch her husband slip into dementia...
Every month, she looks forward to one day in particular marked on her calendar — the second Wednesday.
The Ray of Hope Suicide Prevention Task Force is pleased to announce a full day training with speaker Earl Granville along with a panel discussion, State updates and current research.
This year’s forum will be held at Westmoreland Count...
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month in Monessen
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month in Charleroi
SPHS Behavioral Health will have Supportive Group for Family Members of Overdose Victims
Please see the attached document for official date/time and locations
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...
Westmoreland County child welfare officials responded to a recent state Auditor General special report analyzing the children and youth services system in Pennsylvania.
Each year, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) selects an organization they are associated with as the Affiliate of the Year to recognize outstanding efforts in moving the county mission forward.
The 2017 Outstanding Affiliate of th...
Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau recently received a generous donation of 482.2 lbs. of clothing by Deluzio & Company, LLP!
Through networking, the firm learned that the Children’s Bureau keeps a “children&a...
Bailey Noll hid her heroin addiction from her young son's curious eyes.
“I never let Paxton be around when I was using,” she said.
She would lock herself in her North Huntingdon bedroom to inject the drug.
One day in January last...
On June 10th Governor Wolf and First Lady Wolf, along with members of the Supreme Court invited approximately 73 professionals and their guest, to the Governor’s Mansion in recognition of their valuable contributions to Pennsylvania Children, in celebrati...Read on...
Bryan L. Kline, your Clerk of Courts is looking for crime victims who did not update their address with the Clerk of Courts Office.
On May 5th 2014, Bryan Kline, your Clerk of Courts testified at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing as a participate of the Restitution in Pennsylvania Task Force. He was appointed to this task force by the governor in 2011. Bryan has been a strong advoca...
The County proposes budget amendments to the following FY 2016 CDBG activities.
The purpose of Westmoreland County’s Annual Action Plan (AP) is to guide funding decisions in the next year regarding specific federal funds received for housing and community development activities.
The report outlines Community Development Block Grant-funded activities.
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)...
The Westmoreland County Controller’s Office has been recognized for the 30th straight year for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.
This is the highest form of recognition afforded to governments for financial r...
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Recent Job Postings (with application deadlines): Administrative Assistant, Information Systems (Oct 27), Legal Secretary Trainee, Public Defender (Oct 31), RN Assessment Coordinator, Westmoreland Manor Nursing (Nov 1)
Play a vital role in the democratic process. Contribute to your community by helping run an election and safeguard our election process. Volunteers especially needed in Vandergrift and Rostraver areas.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Greensburg, PA: The TDP will include strategies and recommendations for the future of public transportation within Westmoreland County. Publi...
Completed applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 17, 2017.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) encourages you to attend the Public Participation Panel meeting for Westmoreland County to learn about the draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and long range planning. Meetings will...
Hobgoblin Hikes to be held at Northmoreland Park and Mammoth Park in 2017
The annual Hobgoblin Hikes are just around the corner! The only free events of their kind in our area, these hikes are sponsored by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and will ...
Greensburg, Pa., September 7, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC), Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, today announced their acceptance of a proposal from Colony Holdin...
Colony Holding will acquire the 6.4-acre site for $2.1 million with plans to develop the site for “Jayhawk Commons” –a mix of commercial and retail space.
Media Contact: Michael L. Washowich, Executive Director 724-832-7248
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Westmoreland County has a large, growing, aging population and a housing affordability problem. A new grant award will make it possible for the redevelopment authority and land bank to help with those challenges
Siemens Corporation is establishing a 290,000-square-foot presence at RIDC Westmoreland. Siemens Energy division expects to employ about 200 people at the facility when it opens in 2018.
The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program
“These brownfield sites, perceived to be contaminated spaces, can be converted for another industrial or commercial use,” said April Kopas, executive director of Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority. Photo credit: Kyle Hodges
HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of the Prothonotary is warning people about a telephone scam being used to get money or personal information.
The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts — ...
The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland today announced the agency has been awarded a $175,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund to rehabilitate single-fami...
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together
Vincent Van Gogh
Great things have been done with the help of Westmoreland County citizens serving as jurors since the inception of the juror donation program in September, 2016. Over $10,00...
One day in January last year, she didn't come out.
The course will provide one (1) substantive credit hour towards required CLE for attorneys. The topic presented by a representative from Thomson Reuters will be on "What's New in Westlaw." Lunch will not be provided. &nbs...
The scam begins when the caller ID indicates the incoming call is coming from the PA Courts &a...
Effective January 2016 pursuant to the Pennsylvania Act 54 of 2015, Westmoreland County citizens summoned for jury duty can request to be excused and will be exempted from service if the individual is:
1. 75 years of age or older, or2. A judge, mag...Read on...
Greensburg, PA: The TDP will include strategies and recommendations for the future of public transportation within Westmoreland County. Public involve...
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.
The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.
Read the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council!
The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development has received a strong response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland.
The WCIDC Board of Directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, approved an Agreement of Sale for the purchase of a building and property in New Kensington that will house Penn State New Kensington’s (PSNK) new Entrepreneurial Center.
A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.
Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.
The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) announced today the Westmoreland County Tax Bureau has signed over the deed to the WCIDC for the former Jeannette Glass property
Notice is hereby given that a public test will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Election Bureau of the voting equipment to be used at the Municipal Election to be held on November 7, 2017.
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing legislation to impose work or job search requirements for certain Medicaid recipients.
Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity is looking for new ways to expand its mission.
Major renovations on two Greensburg homes are nearing completion, and the organization is in the midst of a series of smaller projects to help low-income homeowners.
The state Department of Human Services is presenting more than 40 community meetings over several weeks in the 14 counties for which Community HealthChoices takes effect Jan. 1.
For those who need a more accessible living space, outfitting your home for walkers, wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices requires forethought and planning. But it doesn’t have to involve major renovation projects or big budgets.
Join Mental Health America of SW PA on October 19, 2017, for their 54th annual dinner meeting in Greensburg.
From the Latrobe Bulletin:
Laurel Faith in Action staff member Sibby McLaughlin, rider Minnie Bishop, new rider Beverly Kreuzberger, guide Sandy Romano and staff member Dee Kane participate in first guided trip of the new program.Laurel Faith in Action lau...
The public will have a chance to contribute to a study of Westmoreland County public transportation options next week.
The YWCA Racial Justice Committee
in partnership with
The Seton Hill University Diversity & Inclusion Office
A PANEL DISCUSSION:
IMMIGRATION - IT'S NOT THAT EASY
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Cecilian Hall at Seton Hill University
Peggy Schake of Murrysville no longer cooks for herself. But as a member of Murrysville Meals on Wheels , she continues to cook for others.
Pennsylvania would be one of the states hit the hardest under U.S. Senate legislation designed to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and redistribute federal health care subsidies among states, independent analysts said.
A bill pending in the Pennsylvania House has exposed fissures in the disability-rights community over the viability of large state-run institutions that care for the disabled.
Pushing forward with a plan that will revamp delivery of long-term care services to older and disabled southwestern Pennsylvanians in 2018, state officials have scheduled public information meetings. 3.http://www.healthchoicespa.com/
Volunteers with the Salvation Army of New Kensington spent more than a week in Florida assisting with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Pennsylvanians who receive food stamp might see a slight decrease in their monthly benefit beginning Oct. 1, due to an annual cost of living calculation by the federal government.
People with disabilities and lifelong illnesses are invited to this afternoon retreat.
Some needed just a minor boost — like enough cash to pay a utility bill or make next month's car payment.
Others confronted life-threatening crises, such as escaping domestic violence, finding a stable place to call home or caring for a sick child.
Seeing an increase in the number of people in need of food in the areas surrounding Allegheny County, 412 Food Rescue will kick off the creation of 724 Food Rescue at this year’s Farm Aid concert on Saturday at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown.
Music is a sanctuary for Justin Laus of Penn Hills.
"It calms me down," said Laus, 23. "If I'm frustrated or angry, it really helps me relax and focus."
Elected officials, law enforcement, victim advocates & university representatives from campuses in Allegheny & Westmoreland counties gathered at the University of Pittsburgh Monday to reaffirm their commitment to ending sexual assault on college campuses.
Family members of the residents of Pennsylvania's five intermediate care facilities are mobilizing in opposition to a bill that could close the centers by 2023.
A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance.
Stalled talks in Harrisburg over how to fund Pennsylvania's $32 billion budget could have a trickle down affect later this year on local governments as they figure out how to pay for mandated social services.
National Senior Center Month, Elder Abuse Task Force, Smart Driving Skills..and more!
The family of a young man with mental illness tried to get help, but couldn’t until he turned violent.
Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner and a native of Oregon, has been named Pennsylvania's acting Human Services secretary, effective Monday, according to a message sent to department staff.
“Look around. It’s here,” Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-Pa.) said during a recent visit, describing why he sees Step Up’s residential programs as a national model.
Section 8 vouchers were designed to give low-income people choice in housing. A Post-Gazette data analysis shows their choices are mainly in low-income areas.
Miracles — in all shapes and sizes — came to the Bill Mazeroski Miracle League Field in Murrysville Community Park this weekend.
After a nearly 20-year Air Force career that took him all over the world, Matt Zamosky returned to Westmoreland County looking for a job.
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.
Nearly 5,000 Westmoreland County Housing Authority tenants have until next summer to be smoke-free or risk being evicted.
Mental Health America is opening their doors to anyone who has lost a loved one who suffers from addiction. The "Loving and Losing - The War on Addiction" grief support group begins May 31st at 7 p.m. and will meet the last Wednesday of every mo...
(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, ...
There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
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...
Community, parents, students, churches, police, businesses, civic organizations: In an effort to deal with the drug crisis and its effect on our youth, this panel focuses on free community drug prevention efforts and intervention and treatment options.
By serving on the New Kensington-Arnold Youth Commission, Aaron Moore hopes to provide troubled children with the father figure he lacked growing up. “I see myself in them,” Moore said. “I've been where they've been.” Moore is one of at least a half-dozen...
The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced that Rostraver Township is the latest municipality to join the countywide Land Bank along with the Belle Vernon Area School District.
A long-vacant former restaurant and hotel building in downtown Irwin has been sold to a North Huntingdon man who plans to renovate the three-story structure the borough had condemned into six apartments on the top two floors and possibly a commercial use ...
Westmoreland County's land bank is expected to add four more parcels to its inventory Wednesday at the first of what could be as many as four judicial sales this year of tax-delinquent properties.
The county land bank, created in 2014 to return bl...
Plaster rained from the ceiling and chunks of wall tumbled down the stairs as a group of students eagerly tore through a decrepit Greensburg home Saturday.
Davina Broker, 18, of Irwin especially liked ripping up the lathe boards inside the walls.
Boroughs across Pennsylvania will have another tool to fight blight in their communities with Act 84 of 2016, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. It will exempt land banks from the state realty transfer tax. The legislation, previously HB 1198, co...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: April Kopas WESTMORELAND COUNTY LAND BANK firstname.lastname@example.org 724.830.3050 Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank...
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Joseph Petrarca D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana www.pahouse.com/petrarca Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca will introduce...
Comedy Night to benefit the Coal and Coke Trail, Saturday, November 4
The Coal and Coke Trail Chapter is hosting their annual Comedy Night on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Scottdale Fireman’s Club. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinne...
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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Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! Reimagining Our Westmoreland will be a comprehensive strategy and policy guide for County officials, as well as provide more high level st...
As of October 3, 2017 the old Prothonotary JEMS system is deleted. The county will be upgrading their operating systems and can no longer support the old JEMS system.This will NOT affect our current iJEMS Prothonotary system.
The Naturalization and Petition of Record books are available in the Prothonotary Office for public viewing.
Ten years ago, concerned about her Butler community, Norma Norris left her job to start a drug awareness program. Today, that community-based program, The Reality Tour, is a nationally recognized one.
An environmental study will help determine the appropriate reuse of a former Mt. Pleasant glass factory by assessing the level of any residual contaminants.
Mt. Pleasant, PA - In the east end of town, on the site of the former Penn Theater, a unique park concept combining a Parklet with a parking lot will be dedicated by the Borough, Thursday, October 20, 2016. Local residents Bob and Donna ...
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DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 18, 2017
Veteran Farmer Trail Tour:
The Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Project has organized the Veteran Farm Trail on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 to give people a chance...
In 2012, the Government Accountability Office found more than 200 financial planning firms and estate law offices enticing veterans or their survivors into costly annuities or irrevocable trusts intended to hide or reallocate their assets so...
Below are a variety of offers for military members, (active, reserve, retired) and families.
Military Ticket Offers
To purchase tickets, please use the links provided or order by phone by calling the Group Sales Department at 412-804-7904. The spe...
Whether you deployed last year or 50 years ago, combat Veterans face many of the same challenges when they return home. Join us fora new Combat Veterans Group--meet fellow Veterans and learn about available resources.
0800-1500Stage AE400 North Shore DrPittsburgh, PA 15212
In Jack Otto's drawings, it's the little details that occasionally make grown men cry.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsOctober 11, 2017
Suport Pennsylvania Veterans:
DMVA manages six extended care facilities throughout the state that serve more than 1,300 eligible veterans and t...
OUR MISSION:“We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing readjustment counseling in a caring manner."
“We're blessing people with flowers and trying to brighten their day,” she said as she planted herself outside the Greensburg VA Primary Care Center behind Westmoreland Mall.
Veterans Health Administration hospitals around the country are adopting a Pittsburgh-developed technique for reducing emergency room waits and making sure vets can quickly see a specialist after an ER visit.
To watch nurse Victor Fagan briskly walk a clinic corridor while a veteran with a cane trails him to an exam room, he might seem one of those officious, too-busy health care professionals trying to get patients in and out as quickly as possible.
Near-final regulations released last week by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to implement sweeping TRICARE reforms on Jan. 1 include a surprise restructuring of appointment fees for active duty families, and retirees under 65 and their families.
A series of changes to Tricare ushered in through a periodic contractor update or ordered by Congress have major impacts on current and future military retirees, including how they enroll in coverage and what they pay out of pocket.
All honorably discharged veterans of every era will be able to get a photo identification card from the Department of Veterans Affairs starting in November due to a law passed in 2015.
In celebration of Veteran's Day and the Steel City Salute to the Troops, the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) is coordinating a joint services Armed Forces Ball on 11 November.
Date/Time: 11 November, 5;30-7 PM Cocktails, 7- 10 PM Dinner
Location: Navy O...
DMVA Mobile Veterans Outreach Team Will Be At The Following Events:
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Mobile Veterans Outreach Teams will be at the upcoming Pennsylvania events:• Senior Expo sponsored by...
A committee that worked to restore a World War I memorial in Trafford four years ago has received a $2,000 grant to maintain the memorial to those who served the nation during World War I, once referred to as the “war to end wars”.
A series of sweeping Tricare changes could have a big impact on some of the military health care system's users -- including an extra three months of deductible-free coverage.
Are you one of them? Here's what you need to know.
Flu shot season is here again! VAHS Pittsburgh is currently providing the vaccine at HJ Heinz, University Drive, and at all CBOC locations. VA is also partnering with Walgreens to provided shots to enrolled vets at participating locations.
Enrollment in th...
The Department of Veterans Affairs was so concerned about the realism of Ken Burns' new PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” that it issued a warning — viewing it could traumatize veterans.
A publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 20, 2017
Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Recipients Acknowledged For Improving The Lives Of Pennsylvania’s Veterans And their F...
Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite you to the 50th anniversary "Year of the Dog" event at All Saints Brewery, 24 February 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. Route 119 N at Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA
If you are a Veteran in crisis or know one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to confidentially speak with a trained, caring VA responder and get connected to services that can make a difference. Chat online or text with a VA responder to receive ano...
Veterans who were on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991, have one year left to claim a state bonus, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
For the past nine years, the PA Hero Walk has raised money to help veterans in a variety of ways.
In 2017, walk officials will get the chance to literally give a veteran a home.
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends Aug. 31, 2018:
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have less than one year to co...
A TRAGIC and disturbing trend has developed throughout the Veterans Administration medical system. Veterans are traveling to the grounds of VA facilities and are resorting to suicide on VA property.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsSeptember 6, 2017
Building Bridges Foundation Offers Equine Therapy For Veterans:
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eric Weller, Pennsylvania's deputy adjutant general ...
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Benefit Program Ends in One Year
Annville, PA - Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have exactly one year from today to collect a special on...
Built as a tuberculosis sanitarium but never opened as such, the Butler veterans hospital was not designed for its current use.
We can all play a role in saving someone's life, but many people don't know what to do if concerned about a service member or Veteran. A simple act of kindness can help. Learn more at www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere
Changes are coming to your TRICARE benefit beginning January 1, 2018. These changes will give you more benefit choices, improving your access to care and simplifying cost shares.
Veterans to Technicians connect highly skilled former military personnel with challenging and rewarding new careers as Audi certified service technicians, service consultants, shop foremen and parts specialists in dealerships across the country.Veterans w...
Stacks of photographs Army Veteran Jim McGeehan brought back with him from Vietnam in 1971 sat boxed inside a closet for nearly three decades, unseen but not forgotten.
Motivated by her own family's loss, a North Huntingdon woman is on a mission to remember deceased veterans by putting wreaths on their graves in time for Christmas.
The Ligonier Valley JROTC will hold a Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4.
The JROTC is looking for both direct sales and unique crafters for the show. Spaces are $30 and $40 for electric.
All proceeds benefit the kids and the JROTC program. Sp...
Whether or not Penn Area Library officials become one of 50 libraries in the nation to receive a copy of Ken Burns' forthcoming documentary about the Vietnam War, they'll make sure patrons have plenty of opportunities to learn about the conflict.
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 23, 2017
Consider Donating To The Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund:
Patriotic citizens of the C...
DMVA DigestA publication of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAugust 16, 2017
Employment At DMVA State Veterans Homes:
The DMVA operates six veterans homes throughout the Commonwealth with a var...
Four years after state officials turned out the lights and locked the doors, a former medium-security state prison in Hempfield may be poised to become a full-service veterans transition center.
National studies find that over 10% of older adults are the victims of elder abuse annually, and almost 10 million Veterans are 65 or older.
October 26, 2017. Please click on flyer for details. Call 724-709-3614 for registration, details.
Latrobe Bulletin--Some once family-run farms, including several here inWestmoreland County, are in need of skilled workers to continuethe tradition of growing crops, raising livestock and otheragricultural ventures.
“Mitch” Chockla is one of the Greatest Generation that pulled the United States and its allies through World War II, and his achievements on the battlefields of Europe are receiving added attention as he approaches a century of experience.
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.
VA Shares Best Practices to Help Health Care Industry Stem Opioid Crisis,
Address ‘National Public Health Emergency’
WASHINGTON – When it comes to treating pain and substance abuse, the Department of Veterans Affairs is recogni...
New Tricare mental health benefits, including expanded treatment for opioid and other substance-use issues, went live July 13, according to Kevin Dwyer, spokesman for the Defense Health Agency.
The Pittsburgh Vet Center is starting a new support group for military and veteran spouses starting on August 8th. The group will be facilitated by our Marriage and Family Counselor and take place at the Pittsburgh Vet Center. The group is open to spouses...
Are you a Gulf War Veteran? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? You may be eligible for a non-medication insomnia treatment study for improving sleep and managing GWI symptoms. You can participate by telephone from home and receive treatment an...
Guidestar offers this concise guide to downloadable aide donors considering supporting veterans' organizations.
I am writing to inform you of some important changes we are making to the Homemaker Home Health Aide (HHHA) services program at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. This communication is extensive because this issue is complex, and I would like to provide the...
The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10 to 15 percent on department store goods and that shoppers paid no sales tax.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making mental health care services available to veterans with less-than-honorable discharges who urgently need it, VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers Tuesday night.
After coming off a deployment to Afghanistan, I found myself interviewing for a new job.
I’m a graduate student in clinical psychology, so it's no surprise that the training director interviewing me was, himself, a psychologist.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday signed into law state Rep. Rick Saccone's “stolen valor” bill that criminalizes attempts by anyone to financially benefit from lying about their military service or receiving decorations.
This list current February, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans join our nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
VA Launches New No-Cost Training Programs
Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Service members and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today launched two new no-cost training progra...Read on...
PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell toured the Jeannette Glass Site to see first-hand the importance of brownfields program at work. The WCIDC led the tour of the 13-acre site with city, county and state officials.
The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program.
Standard Envelope plans to expand from six employees to 75 as it moves its operations from Unity to the 68,653-square-foot space in South Greensburg Commons it leases from the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp.
Built in nine months, the facility is six acres under a roof and has around 250 employees.
During the week of September 12, 2016 the Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted its annual survey of Westmoreland Manor. We want to be clear to the Manor's residents, their families, and county taxpayers that we take every finding seriously.